It is with broken hearts that we announce on October 28, 2023, our beloved Angela “Angie” Marchion passed on into eternal life in the presence of her family and friends. Born on January 7, 1950, in Hanover, Germany, Angela immigrated to the U.S. with her Polish parents in 1951, settling in Hartford, CT. She attended St. Cyril’s Catholic School and graduated from Bulkeley High School.
Angie and her husband, Frank celebrated 51 years of marriage and were blessed with 3 beautiful children and 7 wonderful grandchildren who she simply adored. Together they raised their family in Canton where they lived for 27 years. Angie was close to her children and especially close to her grandchildren, for whom she often babysat. She always looked forward to the holidays with great excitement and anticipation, and would shower her family with gifts and love, and share many of her Polish traditions.
Angie was active in the community and very involved with her children’s education and sports activities. She was beloved by family, friends, and acquaintances with her childlike enthusiasm for life, her positive energy, and loving nature which was always on display for everyone who came into her life. She and her husband also fostered two children, Isaiah and Kristy Rose, for 6 months, and helped raise them and provide them with much love. She hosted pre-prom parties for her children and their friends, so that they would have a place to gather, socialize, and take photos with their parents. Her involvement in her church and community led her to receive the “Mother of the Year” award in Canton in 1991.
Angie also arranged to have her mother Sophie come live with the family in Canton, where Sophie was able to spend her last 17 years. After Sophie’s passing, Angie and Frank moved their empty nest to Torrington where Angie called home until her recent passing. She made wonderful friends and neighbors including Dave, Bruce & Missy, and Katherine & Jason, who became more like family than neighbors.
Angie leaves behind her beloved husband, Frank; her brother, John Rychwicki and his wife Virginia of Niantic, CT; her children Andrea Dussault and husband Jonathon of Charleston, SC; Frank Marchion III of Easton, MA; and Amy Kowal and husband Robby of Farmington, CT; as well as her grandchildren Olivia, Andrew, Frankie IV, Xander, Max, Connor, and Madison. Angie also leaves behind nieces Melissa, Tammy, and Julie along with their families, and several cousins and extended family members.
We wish to give special recognition to Angie’s close friend Carol Murphy, who stood by Angie and our family throughout Angie’s long and arduous battle with breast cancer. Often referred to as sisters, Carol enjoyed taking Angie to fun events like wine tasting, gatherings with family and friends, and simply staying with her to keep her company. Also, lifelong friends Jim and Pat Stigliano, Joe and Michele Gallo, and Joe and Barbara Scheideler, whose close friendship will always be cherished. A special thank you to Kendra, Angie’s hospice nurse, for her exceptional care and the close friendship she developed with Angie during her treatment visits.
Arrangements have been made for Angie’s Celebration of Life at the Vincent Funeral Home at 120 Albany Tpke. in Canton, CT on Fri., Nov 3, 2023, from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Unionville, CT on Sat. Nov 4, 2023, at 10am, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery, 32 Collins Road, Collinsville, CT. A reception will take place immediately following at Avon Old Farms Hotel. Donations can be made in Angie’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at stjude.org/give/memorialsanddedications. Please visit Angie’s Book of Memories at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.