Angelina Mary Boyd, aged 89, died on March 24, 2018 at her home at Spring Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Harrisburg, PA. She suffered from a lengthy battle with COPD and Congestive Heart Disease.
She is survived by three daughters- Linda Morrison Sullivan (husband Daniel J. Sullivan) of Carlisle, Roseann Milone of NJ, and Theresa Belowsky (companion Steve Quint) of FL, a son Kenneth Boyd of Harrisburg, a brother Ralph Bushey (wife Dorothy Bushey) in NJ, a sister Mary Razzano (husband Tony Razzano) in FL, a brother-in-law, Marlin Boyd in FL, 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces & great-nephews.
She is pre-deceased by her husband George Wilson Boyd and four sons-Thomas and Joseph Boyd, Frank and Arthur Milone, two sisters-Rose Dobler and Rachel Bushey, and four brothers -Joseph, Frank, John, and Louis .
She was born on February 16, 1929 in Hackensack, NJ the daughter of Italian immigrant Antonio Buscema and Teresa (Sulare) Buscema.
Angie, as she was known, was very proud of her Italian heritage and had a deep love for her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was fun loving and liked to make people laugh.
She also loved Art, music, cooking Italian food and baking. She was a seamstress and enjoyed crocheting blankets.
Angie served as President of the Women’s Relief Corps, Auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic in Gettysburg from 1979 to 1980.
In January of 1980 she was an ‘Extra’ in the controversial film titled ‘Playing for Time’ starring Vanessa Redgrave. She along with her husband, daughter Linda, and three friends portrayed prisoners in the Auschwitz Death Camp in Germany.
In 1990 she received an accommodation from the Mayor for her community work at the local Police Sub-station in Harrisburg. She had a special relationship with the police officers and often brought food to them. Many pans of Rigatoni and trays of cookies were consumed.
In her most recent years at the nursing home, she was very active and had many friends. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Member of the Dauphin County Aging Committee for Nursing Home ‘Peer‘ Groups and served on the Resident Council. She enjoyed coffee socials and parties, playing Bingo and participating in arts and crafts. Her favorite thing of all was when ‘Elvis ‘regularly played for the residents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 2, 2018 at St. Catherine’s Laboure at 4000 Derry Street in Harrisburg. The viewing will be from 10:00- 11:00 a.m. and Mass will be held immediately afterwards, followed by procession to the Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill, PA, then return to the church for a luncheon.
The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sullivan family.