Angie Bonfanti Cascio

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Angie Bonfanti Cascio, born December 20, 1923, left this earthly life on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 to live even more fully in Spirit with her loving Jesus, her Beloved Blessed Mother Mary and the Angels of God she trusted to protect her. She joined again her special loved ones who preceded her in death: the husband of 59 years she loved and was devoted to, Michael A. Cascio, Sr., the daughter she cherished, Jo Ann Cascio and her beautiful great grandson, Joseph Michael Cascio. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Bonfanti. She was the last survivor of nine children and was preceded in death by her sisters, Mamie Bonfanti, Lena Alello, Annie Giamerese and Theresa Bonfanti and brothers, Joseph Bonfanti, Steve Bonfanti, Tony Bonfanti and Lewis Bonfanti. Angie through her constant prayer and great faith bravely fought the challenge of cancer in the last one and a half years of her life. She was expertly cared for and loved by both the many staff members of Southside Gardens Assisted Living and by the wonderful nurses and caregivers of Hospice Of Baton Rouge. Special thanks go to Hospice nurses Tina, Christy and Shannon who faithfully took care of her throughout her illness, the nurses and staff of The Butterfly Wing of Hospice of Baton Rouge as well as so many attentive and caring staff members of Southside Gardens Assisted Living who helped Angie with all her physical and emotional needs. During her illness, they were often amazed by her physical strength and resiliency. Thanks also go to her special friends residing at Southside Gardens who prayed with her and regularly visited and comforted her. She loved each of them. Angie was born in Baton Rouge where she remained a lifelong resident. Angie was in many ways a ""renaissance woman"" in her time. She was a physically beautiful lady and was so often complemented on her appearance and flair and who was, at the same time, a very strong, independent, assertive, intelligent woman who always had the willingness to work hard and get the business or home task at hand accomplished. She was able to find the balance of rearing her three children, creating a beautiful home environment, pursuing her hobbies and interests, as well as for many years, daily working with her husband to run the family grocery business. Even after the grocery business was sold she didn't rest long. Within days, while shopping at her favorite department store, was asked by Mr. and Mrs. Sternberg to work in ""Fragrances"" at Goudchaux's Department Store. She started the job the next day and enjoyed working for years there and continued later when it became Maison Blanche and then Dillard's Department Store. She was always industrious and was consistently valued as a top associate. She made lasting friends and treasured her relationships with her customers and fellow associates. Even with those many responsibilities, Angie made the time to pursue and enjoy other various interests. She was a great cook and baker who was always searching for the next delicious recipe to delight her family and friends. She loved hosting countless family dinners and celebrations with her children, grandchildren and family. She loved to garden and enjoyed many hours cultivating the flowers she loved. She was an expert seamstress and, for years, somehow found the time to express her creativity by tailoring many beautiful outfits for her daughter and for herself. Angie had a great eye for beauty and style and had fun and took pride in decorating and creating a tasteful home environment. She enjoyed searching in shops and auctions for beautiful antique furniture, crystal, and fine porcelain heirlooms. She and her husband also were excellent dancers and, for many years, enjoyed being a member of Te' Dansant Dance Club in Baton Rouge. She will be missed by her two sons, Syl Cascio of Houston, Texas and Michael Cascio, Jr. of Baton Rouge, four grandchildren and their spouses, Julie Cascio Leak (David), Michael Cascio, III (Stefanie), Jill Cascio Boullion (Jamie), and Mark Cascio (and Kristen), four great grandchildren, David Leak, Eloise and Charlotte Cate Cascio, and Mamie Boullion and many caring nephews and nieces, numerous cousins, and so many dear friends that she made throughout her life. Services will be Saturday morning at St. Aloysius Catholic Church with visitation at the church from 9:30 to11:00 and Mass of Christian Burial following. Arrangements have been made by Rabenhorst Funeral Home and visit Rabenhorst.com for on line condolences. Interment will be at Greenoaks Memorial Park. The funeral will be officiated by Reverend Than Vu and song and music will be conducted by Ken Thevenet and Daryl Ducote. In lieu of flowers, in her honor, memorial donations can be made to the Hospice Foundation of Baton Rouge, St. Aloysius Church and School or the .
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 13 to Aug. 16, 2014
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