Angelina (Angela) Cesare Baldino, long time Bridgeport resident, currently of Trumbull, died peacefully, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at St. Vincent Medical Center with her daughter, Bernadette, and devoted friend, Michele, holding her hands. Bernadette Baldino is Easton’s long-time public library director.
She was born on May 14, 1917 to the late Domenic Cesare and Concetta Gimignano Cesare Gaetano. During her long life she worked at local dress shops, was employed by Lerner’s Department Store and Tops Department Store. In 1988, she retired from the Bridgeport Board of Education Nutrition Center, after 22 years of service, which included managing the cafeterias at the former East Side Middle School and Central High School.
During her retirement, Mrs. Baldino volunteered her time in the office of St. Patrick Church, Bridgeport, where she was a member of The Legion of Mary, and preparing mailings for the Downtown Cabaret and the Connecticut Zoological Society, as well as The Easton Public Library. She was the wife of the late Michael A. Baldino and is survived by her son, Anthony, M Baldino and his wife, Joan, of Leesburg, Fla.; her daughter and care-giver, Bernadette Baldino of Trumbull, with whom she resided; her grandson, Anthony M. Baldino Jr., his wife, Pamela, and her great granddaughters, Nicole and Jessica Baldino of Elkton, Md.; her great-grandson James V. Baldino Jr. of Wolcott.
She is also survived by her “other family:” John, Michele and Jay Sullivan of Fairfield who lovingly called her “Grandma Dino.” She is also survived by two nieces and three nephews. Mrs. Baldino was predeceased by her sister, Effie Baldino; her grandson, James V. Baldino; her granddaughter, Doreen E. Baldino, and her great-grandson, Anthony M. Baldino.
Mrs. Baldino’s family wishes to thank care-giver Jan Ross, the nurses and staff of 7 South at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Kim and Denise of VNS of CT and Ella and Randi of Family and Children’s Agency for the excellent care they provided her during the last days of her life.
An intelligent, compassionate, and caring woman, Mrs. Baldino treated everyone she met with respect and kindness, according to her family. She will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Family and friends may call on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2-6 p.m. at The Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m., meeting directly in St. Patrick Church, 851 North Avenue, Bridgeport.
Her burial will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford. Memorial contributions may be made to The Thomas Merton House, 43 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. To light a virtual candle, visit abriola.com.
by the staff