February 17, 1929 ~ May 14, 2011

Born in: Bronx, NY,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Daniel Joseph DeAngelis, 82, of Asheville, died Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals. A native of Bronx, NY, he was a son of the late John and Mary Ruccia DeAngelis. Daniel was a US Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Leonora Wandasiewicz DeAngelis; two daughters, Carol DeAngelis and her partner, Samuel Lechok, of Asheville and Deborah Ferrarini and her husband, Kevin, of Fletcher; one sister, Anita DeAngelis of Fishkill, NY; one brother, John DeAngelis of Yonkers, NY; two grandchildren, Vincent and Martine Ferrarini as well as two great-grandchildren, Angelo Daniel Ferrarini and Vincent Luciano Ferrarini, II. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church with Father Adrian Porras officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or to the National Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org). Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Dear Lee and girls, so sorry to hear about Danny. He was a kind and loving person. He will be truly missed. May the Lord bless his soul and give your family peace. Love Barbara, Seb, AnnMarie, Nicole

  2. dear dan, may the angels escort you into God’s loving presence and until we meet again, I’ll love and miss you always. Johnny Boy

  3. I am so sorry for your lost. He is with his heavenly father now. No more pain. You will always have your memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Sympathy and compassion to my dear friend, Carol, her partner Sam and their entire family. Pictures convey a great deal, and those of the cherished father she lost (but who I never got to know) emanate vitality, intelligence and strength, all qualities Carol has inherited. May Daniel live through you and all those whose lives you touch.

  5. Dear Lee, Carol, Debbie, I’m so sorry for your loss. DANNY IS IN GOD’S LOVING care. Danny I love and will miss you always. I have fond memories of you. Pray for me. Rest in peace.
    Aunt Antonette
    May 17, 2011

  6. I’ll always remember my visits to you and Grandma down in Florida and of course all the memories of growing up around you and Grandma and spending so much time with you guys at your home in Deer Park when we lived on Long Island. We all love you so much.

  7. Lee, Carol & Debbie…Although I have never met your Dad or You guys, I have heard so much about your wonderful Dad. I can only imagine the pain you are feeling right now. I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this time. XOXO Debbie

  8. Dad you are forever in my heart, I Love You So Much. I didn’t want to see you go but I know your struggle is over and you are finally at peace. Thank You for all the wonderful memories and all the times we shared together, I will cherish them forever. I can’t wait till the day we are together again. I was Blessed to be your daughter. God Bless you my Wonderful Dad.

  9. Dad I can’t believe your gone. Every morning I wake up and think it’s a dream. I love you and miss you more than I can say. You will live through me forever. Your grandchildren and great grandchildren will carry you within them. Your son in law will love and miss you always. Rest in peace Dad !

  10. Grandpa,
    I miss you so much! I remember coming down to Florida and visiting you and grandma and was so happy you two moved up to Nc! I always enjoyed talking about food with you as you loved food and so do I 🙂 I can’t wait to see you again someday but I know you are still here with us in our thoughts and memories!! You are truely a hero 🙂 love you!!!! -tine-

  11. Daddy I can’t believe it has been a year. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you . I find myself wanting to ask you or tell you something and then I remember so I pray and I talk to you anyway . I know you are listening and watching over us . It’s funny
    how everytime it’s raining and Mommy has to go out like today when we went to your mass the sun comes out and shines! You know how she hates going out in the rain and I know you are watching over her! I loves you and miss you so much Dad!


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