Angelina Ann (Asali) McMannJuly 6, 1932 ~ February 25, 2017 (age 84)
The gates to Heaven opened to welcome Angelina Ann (Asali) McMann on February 25, 2017. She entered this world on July 6, 1932 as the youngest child and only daughter of Rose (Donatelli) and Joseph P. Asali. The Asali family resided in the Italian section of Portland better known as Munjoy Hill. She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1951. She met the love of her life and best friend, Harry McMann in 1951. She used to like to say that she chased him until he caught her and they were married on September 7, 1953. They welcomed six very lucky children into their lives.
She was the best mother any of her children could ask for and was extremely dedicated to her family and God. She was a wonderful cook who would fill the house with the smell of her spaghetti sauce and meatballs every Sunday. She was an expert knitter who provided her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with exquisite sweaters and what seemed like a never ending supply of warm winter mittens.
Her home in Falmouth was always filled with the laughter and presence of her grandchildren. One of her granddaughters described her as the kindest, most gentle, and hilariously honest people she has ever known. She never ran out of love to give.
Angelina is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Harry McMann and children: Mary Ann Brown (John Case), Harry J. McMann( Karen Thompson), Deborah Sorrenti (Gene Sorrenti), Christopher McMann, Michael McMann (Linda McMann), and Gregory McMann. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Erin Brown-Cohan, Chad Brown, Ryan McMann, Karissa Baker, Samantha Baker, Katie McMann, Sarah McMann, Christopher McMann, Jessica McMann, Joseph McMann, and Jackson McMann; great-grandchildren: Josie, Declan, and Tadhg Cohan along with Kaycie and Kolton Turner. She is also survived by her brother, Albert Asali (Joyce) and many cousins and nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her brother Andrew Asali; his wife Ann; nephew, Joseph Asali, and her very dearest friend, Virginia (Dolly) Collucci.
Friends and family are invited to visiting hours from 4 – 6 pm on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Ave, Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 3, at 10 am at St Peter’s Catholic Church, 72 Federal St. Portland. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. To share memories and condolences with the family, please go to www.athutchins.com.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Angelina’s memory to:
St Peter’s Catholic Church
307 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101