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In loving memory of my beloved daughter, Angelina, October 13, 1969 - February 27, 2010. Thank you for giving the gift of finding out about the BRCA II mutation to your sisters, daughters, and niece. I will miss you forever.
Angelina was a beautiful, angelic child. She was kind, thoughtful, caring, and giving as a child and became even more so as an adult. Friends and family could always count on her to be there. She always went out of her way to help everyone. She continually donated clothing, food, and household items to local causes and gave blood on a regular basis. Each time her hair got long enough she donated it, doing so for the last time right after she found out she had breast cancer.
Angelina's greatest desire was to be the best mommy in the world to her two little girls, Noelle, 9 and Ava, 5. She lost her first born son, Griffin, at the age of 18 months to brain cancer in 1998. She wanted desperately to give Noelle and Ava the love and opportunities that were so abruptly stolen from Griffin. Even during her brave year and a half fight with breast cancer, she continued to the very end to make her priority be playing with and loving her girls. She left them a continuous stream of loving memories.
Angelina left behind her two daughters, husband, mom and stepdad, father and stepmother, two sisters, niece, grandfather, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
We will all miss her.
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