Angelina Supina

September 8, 1916 - December 24, 1998

by Philip Supina


Angelina Supina was born September 8, 1916. At the age of four she contracted diphtheria. Her father, in desperation, took her to a number of hospitals, none of which would accept her with a chronically contagious disease. Her parents did find a hospital in Norwich, CT where she was placed in isolation and regained full health.

She grew up in Ashford and attended High School in Stafford Springs, CT. She studied Nursing at Hartford Hospital and received a registered nursing certificate in 1938. She entered the Navy during World War II and traveled extensively. She left the service in 1945 as a Lieutenant and nursing supervisor. She then worked as a private duty nurse.

When “duty” called, Angie returned home to devote her effort to the care of her brothers. As the years went on and the brothers' health deteriorated, she worked day and night to care for them. On some occasions she would prepare three different meals — one for the brothers at home, one for two brothers living elsewhere and one for her brother Thomas who lived at a property she purchased in the early 1960s.

This property had been an old chicken farm complete with small pond. Angie converted this property it to a gentleman’s farm where she planned and organized  several family reunions. She was gratified to see so many nieces and nephews marry and have their own families — something that meant so much to her personally.

Her last years were aggravated by increasing problems of osteoporosis and cancer. She died on December 24, 1998 at the age of 82.

Angie the Nurse

Graduation Portrait

Going for a Drive

Lt. Angelina Supina

Panama Canal 1963

Swimming 1964

Going to Slovakia
w/Walter 1970

Christmas w/Parents

Angie Smiles