Angela and Elvis
Angela 03/12/1931- 09/22/2017
Elvis 06/05/09 – 7/27/2017
Angela Spanovich was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and was one of the most special ladies I have ever known. Angela was such a wonderful person who gave all of herself to her entire family. In fact, she did the same for everyone who came into her life. To know Angela was to love her. When you speak about someone whose life was truly devoted to others, you don’t have to look any further than Angela. She also had a great sense of humor. When we put her on the website Christian Mingle with the pseudonym “Silver Fox”, she laughed and laughed. Even when she was the butt of Ben’s jokes (whipped cream in the hair, moving items around in the kitchen so she couldn’t find them and hiding the remote control), she knew we were laughing with her, not at her. She was just so much fun to be around. She was always the one to start a conversation and talk and talk and talk and as we all know, she would help you finish your sentences and agree with pretty much anything you said. Just such a fun-loving individual.
During the many, many years she lived with her grandson, her great granddaughter Samantha and me, she took care of us and our home as if it was her own. She was always especially close to Samantha. She was much more than a grandmother to Samantha, she was her best friend. Ange was there for all of her milestones. She was there for each years’ first day of school, helping with homework projects, birthday parties with Samantha’s friends all the way to graduation. She would be the first to greet her when she returned from school to talk about her day whether the issues were big or small. When Samantha was away for the summers in Maine, Ange was so excited when visiting time came. It took 9 hours to drive there, but she wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Their relationship didn’t waiver when Sam left for college and they continued to speak throughout each day.
After Gram left our home, she went back to the home where she lived for many years and lived with her son and daughter-in-law. I know how much she appreciated it and it was comforting for her to be taken care of so thoughtfully. She also enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters and their families. I know how much she loved going out for ice cream and Dunkin’ Donuts, but what really gave her the most joy was just hanging out with her family, talking about the kids wrestling matches, playing games and watching tv. Her love and support of her family was always her priority.
There was one other love that was tremendously special to her. Her affection and unwavering devotion to Elvis, our adopted baby boy, who she helped raise from a tiny English bulldog puppy to a full-grown, over-grown boy. Elvis was Angela’s pride and joy. They were inseparable. They particularly enjoyed watching television together, especially FOX News and a Law & Order marathon. The two were pals, and there was nothing or no one who could break that.
Angela passed away while at a family dinner on Friday, September 22, 2017, around many of the same family members she lived with for so many years as well as Archibald, Elvis’ nephew, who is just weeks old. She was just getting to know Archibald and beginning to fall in love with him the same way that she fell in love with Elvis.
Both Angela and Elvis shared passing on together, as Elvis passed away only several weeks before Angela. She was simply heartbroken.
Many of you have asked about sending something in remembrance of Angela. Because of her special connection to Elvis and her love for animals, I would like to suggest donations in Angela’s name to LongIslandBulldogRescue.org. (http://longislandbulldogrescue.org/how-you-can-help/make-a-donation/) I have thoroughly researched them and know them to be a place that Angela would have supported.
We would all like to thank you for your sympathy and well wishes. For me personally, having lived with Angela for so long I will forever be grateful for her love and support and for being the other pea in our pod.
We will never forget you Gram. I would like to end with a quote from one of our most famous authors –
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
-Winnie the Pooh
Donations can be made by going to this website: (http://longislandbulldogrescue.org/how-you-can-help/make-a-donation/ (Please copy and paste into your browser)
From: Jennifer Spanovich