Obituary of Angela Cotto
Angela Cotto, 78, of Willingboro, passed away peacefully July 20, 2019, at her home surrounded by family and loved ones.
Angela who was affectionately known as "Angie" or "Gela" was born on May 31, 1941 in Cayey,Puerto Rico to father Francisco "Pancho" Rivera and mother, Georgina Berrios both of whomwere from Cayey, Puerto Rico. Angela was predeceased by both of her parents. She attendedBenjamin Harrison High School in Cayey, where she studied vocational home economics.
She is survived by her husband, Luis A "Guiche" Cotto-Colón, also of Cayey, Puerto Rico. Theunion of holy matrimony in 1960 was celebrated at the Iglesia Católica – Nuestra Señora de laAsunción of Cayey. Angela is also survived by her three daughters: Carmen Iraida Cotto-Rivera, of Willingboro, Lourdes Teresa "Terri" Cotto-Rivera, of Philadelphia, and Ivonne Rosario "Chari" Cotto, of Willingboro. She is also survived by two brothers, AngelLuisRivera,andCristobal"Tobal"Rivera, both of Cayey. She is survived by sister, Evelyn Rodriguez of Central Florida, in addition to a host of nieces and nephews. Angela was predeceased by her brother Pastor Ismael Rivera of Cayey.
Angela was a dedicated member of the Christ the Redeemer Church in Mt. Holly, NJ. She served as a choir director along with her husband. Angela was a self-trained singer and along with her husband who is an accomplished guitarist, both were often requested to perform special occasion ceremonies.
In addition to her love of singing, Angela enjoyed visiting the casinos in Atlantic City,Philadelphia, and of course, Las Vegas. She enjoyed traveling the Caribbean via cruise ship with her spouse and co-parishioners and was often heard describing that she has visited probably every island in the Caribbean Sea, even including northern South America's Venezuela.
She worked as a seamstress at Buttonwood Behavioral Health Hospital, in Browns Mills, NJbefore retiring in 1984, to devote her time to her church and to her most important roles of wifeand mother. Angela was immensely proud of family and leaves behind a lifetime of beautifulmemories and her quote to her daughters ... "nena, vente a comer " (little girl come eat)
Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 26,2019, 10:30am at the Christ Redeemer Church, 426 Pine Street, Mt. Holly , NJ. Relatives and friends may call Thursday Evening, July 25, 2019 , 7pm – 9pm at the Goes – Scolieri Funeral Home, 212 Levitt Pkwy, Willingboro, NJ. Please meet Friday directly at Church. Interment : Brig.Gen.Wm.C.Doyle Veteran Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ.
In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Christ The RedeemerChurch in Mt. Holly, NJ, to honor Angela's memory, who often donated her time and talent tocharitable events.
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