|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1943|
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 2012|
New Mexico, USA
Mae, a native of Brooklyn, New York and a resident of Los Alamos; passed peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her loved ones. She bravely battled leukemia for 6 years. Mae's husband, Dominic was always by her side, caring for her during her battle. Mae was predeceased by her parents Nicholas Cangeme and Catherine O'Donnell-Cangeme; brother Robert Cangeme; and her sister Catherine Swincicki.
Mae was a hero and inspiration to all who knew her. Mae was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a kind, loving, compassionate and caring person who will be missed by all who knew her. Mae was close to all her children and grandchildren; one of her real passions was spending time with them. She was an integral part of her children's and grandchildren's lives which brought her and them tremendous joy.
Mae was survived by her husband Dominic Cagliostro; daughter Donna Rusch, husband Anthony, and grandchildren Dominic, Anthony, Gianna, and Vincent of Chandler, Arizona; son Dominic Jr. of Albuquerque; and daughter Gina Jorgenson, husband Justin, and grandchildren Haiden and Ensley of Los Alamos; brother Billy Cangeme (wife Emilia); sister Patricia Fino (husband Tom); sister-in-law Karen Cangeme; brother-in-law Felix Swincicki; brother-in-law Leo Cagliostro (wife Leslie); brother-in-law Larry Cagliostro (wife Rosemary); cousins Tom Farrell and Robert Schueler; as well as many other family members and friends.
Mae grew up in Brooklyn where she met her husband, Dominic. Together they moved to Connecticut then to California before settling in Los Alamos. Dominic and Mae shared a loving and happy life together for almost 50 years. Their marriage and love for each other was admired by all who knew them. Mae provided daycare in her home for many years-she loved caring for children. Mae also loved traveling and spending time with her family and friends – she cherished many great memories of family trips. Mae always said she had a wonderful life with no regrets and felt she was lucky to have many wonderful family members and friends.
A Rosary service was on June 11, 2012 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. Funeral mass service was on June 12, 2012 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. Lunch will be served after mass at the church hall. Burial followed at the Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, New Mexico chapter, 4600 A Montgomery Blvd NE Suite 201, Albuquerque, NM 87109.
Guaje Pines Cemetery
Los Alamos County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: truchasnm
Record added: Jun 08, 2012
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