U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Lawrence Francis DeAngelo, 84, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.
Born Sept. 18, 1935, a native of Crescent City, California, where he grew up on a farm, he resided in Virginia Beach since 1972 after moving here with his wife and four children from Long Beach, California.
He was preceded in death by his late wife, Maureen (Sullivan) DeAngelo; parents, Esidoro and Winifred (Fitzpatrick) DeAngelo; and sister, June Bebe.
He is survived by his four children, Michael and Mark of Virginia Beach, Julie Gough, and her husband, Jack, of Wintergreen, and Peter, and his wife, Jennifer, of Old Tappan, New Jersey; four loving grandchildren; and brother, James D’Angelo, and his wife, Marsha, of Reno, Nevada.
He was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church. He was a retired officer of the U.S. Navy, where he served his country for 20 years. He met his wife of 50 years, the late Maureen (Sullivan) DeAngelo, of Newport, Rhode Island, while attending officer candidate school in Newport following his graduation from St. Mary’s College of Moroga, California. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, he worked for defense contractor EG&G Inc. as well as Bank of America Corp for a number of years.
He was a dedicated coach of his children’s youth sports teams for several years and was a former president of the Woodstock Recreation League in Virginia Beach. He was an avid California Raisin collector and had one of the foremost collections in the U.S. during the 1980s and 1990s. Most of all, he was a devoted husband and father.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 6568 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, where his family will receive friends. A memorial Mass to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 3314 Sandra Lane, Virginia Beach. Burial will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest next to his late wife Maureen.
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