This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Angela Maria Altagracia 'Tata' Castillo.

We will remember her forever.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate in memory of Angela to the Lewy Body Dementia Association.

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Una Vida Vivida Con Gracia y Amor / A Life Lived With Grace and Love...

Angela Maria Altagracia Castillo, 73, of New York and Florida, passed away on April 21st, 2021 after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. 

Angela was born in Santo Domingo on January 16th, 1948 and lived there with her parents – Ceferina Perez Parra Fernandez and father Antonio Perez, and her 11 siblings.

In 1970, she married her childhood sweetheart, Carlos Castillo. She then joined him in NYC in 1971 and went on to have two children – Charlotte and Abel. 

Affectionately known as ‘Tata’ or ‘Tatica’, this ‘superwoman’ worked hard all her life for her children and family, mostly in the industrial laundry and corporate cleaning industries. She enjoyed music, dancing, and reading -  mostly entertainment, beauty and fashion magazines. Angela also loved to keep her mind engaged with crossword puzzles and bingo but most of all she loved to feel and look good. Self-care was important - she didn’t like to leave the house unless she was done, hair, nails, and a head-to-toe color coordinated outfit. 

She was famous for her impeccable memory -- birth dates and phone numbers -- and was usually the first one to call everyone to wish them a happy day.

After a years-long separation, in 2020 she moved to Florida to reunite with her husband Carlos and went on to spend the rest of her days there. 

She will always be remembered as a strong, smart, independent woman who worked hard, and was an incredible daughter, sister, wife, aunt, godmother, mother and friend. She leaves behind her children Charlotte and Abel and grandson Demar Eduardo. She is also survived by her mother, brothers Pedro, Rafael, Virgilio and Nelson and sisters Angela (China), Margot and Maria (Tina) – along with many nieces and nephews…too numerous to mention.

A private virtual Tribute was held on May 15th. 
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