Stella Andeline Angevine was born in East New York, Brooklyn on March 30, 1927. She was he loving daughter of the late Albion and Marion Gregory. Stella graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, NY in June 1945. She received a certificate to become a stenographer. Stella had many positions during her working career, but the position she was proud of was being an administrative assistant for her church at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wyandanch, NY. Stella sang in the choir and played the piano.
Stella Gregory married Daniel F. Angevine Sr. on June 11, 1949 and from their everlasting and loving marriage. They had seven children, Pamela, Daniel Jr., Lenard, Walter, Kim, Renee and Mathew Sr. Daniel and Stella moved to West Babylon, NY to raise their family. Stella was a faithful servant to God and she instilled her faith in her children. She had a rule in her house as the children were growing up. You were required to go to church regardless of the time you came from your Saturday night shenanigans.
Stella was a precious gem that we were fortunate to have in our lives for 92 years. When you met Stella, you met a genuine, strong in spirit and heart of gold woman. She enjoyed life to the fullest and life enjoyed her back. You would know Stella was in the room by her fashion and laughter. Stella did not have many friends; after “Hello,” you became family. After God, family meant everything to her. She enjoyed hosting holiday dinners, barbeques in Sunken Meadow Park, playing poker with the other senior family members, and dancing; especially to one of her favorite calypso songs, “Hot Hot Hot.” Her happiest times were spent with her family.
Stella never judged anyone on their appearance. She would say, “Never judged a book by its Cover” or “There but for the Grace of God go I.” She accepted everyone into her heart. If you new Stella, she had a saying for many things. If you thought she was sleeping or tried, you turn around and she is staring at you and you would say. “I thought you were sleep”? and her reply “every closed eye ain’t sleep”. If you heard her say “don’t write a check your backside can't cash” that could not end well for you. One more, if she said “Ole For Heaven Sakes” she was not feeling the situation. Stella would not hesitate to reprimand anyone if needed. She was the glue that kept the family together and we pray that we will see her again. Sleep well Stella.
She is predeceased by her parents, her husband, one sister, two brothers, and two sisters in-loves. Her legacy continues with her seven Children, nine Grandchildren, thirteen Great Grandchildren, one Great Great Grandchild, a Best Friend, and a host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.
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