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Angelina Giannelli Sether

November 4, 1930 — April 1, 2024

Angelina Giannelli Sether

Angelina Giannelli Fernandez Sether was born November 4th, 1930 to Vincenzo and Orsolo Giannelli in New York City. She was raised on a farm in North Denver with three younger sisters, Mary, Ruby, Joanne, and her younger brother Jim. It was on the farm that Angelina developed her exceptional work ethic. Angelina worked for the federal government as a Secretary for nearly 40 years. She was active in the Federally Employed Women’s Group, and she continued working until she was 80 years old.  

 Angelina married Thomas Fernandez in June 1955, and they had a daughter, Joni. Together, they loved traveling, boating, camping, and fishing. Angelina even drove the boat when Tom water skied. It was one of the happiest times of her life.  

 Many years after Tom’s death in 1970, she joined the Widows and Widowers club. There, she met and married Irving Sether. Along with his daughter Laura from a previous marriage, they all moved into a house in Lakewood that they would live in for over 40 years. Angelina and Irving enjoyed many trips and social gatherings over the years. She cared for Irving until his death in 2012.   

 Angelina was proud of her Italian heritage. She held multiple positions with the Grand Lodge of the Sons of Italy, including Trustee, Recording Secretary, and Financial Secretary, and she was also involved in the Dante Alighieri Club. She was an Officer and a Treasurer with the Sons of Italy, and was also involved in the Dante Alighieri Club. She was an excellent cook, and would cook big dinners for every holiday and special occasion. She loved having family and friends over and entertaining them. Angelina would bake Pizzelles, Biscotti, wedding cookies, and other Italian cookies every year to everyone’s delight.   

 Angelina had two grandchildren, Christopher and Julianna. When Chris was born, Joni had to go back to work part-time and Angelina helped take care of Chris. She took Chris to HorsePower for Kids and physical therapy to help with his disabilities. Angelina attended all of her grandchildren’s basketball games, ballet recitals, theater productions, and spelling bee championships. Together, they traveled to Mexico, Italy, Disney World, and Washington D.C.   

 Angelina is survived by her brother Jim Giannelli (LuAnne) of California, her daughter Joni, her stepdaughter Laura Marshall (Rob), her grandchildren Chris and Julianna, and her step grandchildren Jacqueline (Chris) and Erica (Patrick), and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Angelina will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and everyone who knew her.   

 If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Catholic Church, (9405 W Florida Avenue, Lakewood CO 80232), to the American Heart Association (1777 S Harrison Street Denver, CO 80210), or a charity of your choice.  

 Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 11am, St. Jude’s Catholic Church, 9405 W. Florida Avenue, Lakewood. Private interment will follow Mount Olivet Cemetery. 


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12801 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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