Angelina Rose (Ganora) Laigle

May 28, 1927 ~ August 28, 2019 (age 92)


Laigle, Angelina Rose (Ganora) passed away on August 28, 2019.  Angelina was born on May 28, 1927, in Torrington, CT, to the late Josephine and Louis Ganora.  She was a devoted wife, mother and loyal friend to all who knew her.

She graduated Torrington High School in 1944 and was married to Richard C. Laigle in 1948.  Shortly after marriage they moved to New York City for a year before returning to Torrington to start a family.

Angelina’s great love of music lead her to study voice with the late Ivan Velikanoff of New York, and Willard Pierce at the Hartford School of Music where she developed a passion for singing Operatic Arias and Italian music.  She became a soloist with the Musical Arts Guild, the Ladies of Melody and the Berkshire Singers, performing at many local benefits, concerts, Art Festivals, Sons of Italy functions and various nursing homes.  Her love of Italian music inspired her, along with friend, John Audia, to form the singing group “Amici Italiani” (Italian Friends).  While on a trip to Italy, she had the opportunity to sing at various dinner functions in Naples, Florence and Rome.

Along with music, her other great passion was floral arranging.  She used her artistic talents while employed at W.T. Grant Co., The Basket Barn, and the Giardino di Fiori Flower Shop in Torrington.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard C. Laigle and her son-in-law Charles Bado.  She is survived by her three children, daughter Deborah L. Grieco and her husband John, daughter Denise Bado and son Richard Laigle and his wife Lois.  Five grandchildren, four great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister, Leondra Tedesco and her extended family.

The family would like to give their sincere thanks to the staff at Valerie Manor Nursing Home for the compassion and care given to her in her final days.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019, with the cortege leave at 10:30 a.m. from Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington, to St. Peter Church, (St. John Paul the Great Parish) 99 East Main St. Torrington, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery.  Relative and friends may call on Thursday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research ( Condolences may be sent to the Laigle family by visiting

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Calling Hours
September 5, 2019

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Cook Funeral Home
82 Litchfield St.,
Torrington, CT 06790

Mass of Christian Burial
September 5, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Peter Church
99 East Main Street
Torrington, Connecticut 06790


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