Angela Cardana passed away on June 7, 2018, at the age of 95, in Lake Oswego, Oregon. In 2001, Angela moved from California to Lake Oswego to be closer to family and made her home at Mary’s Woods Retirement Community. Angela was born in Porterville, California. After attending high school in Gustine, she earned her BA from the University of California, Berkeley, with a double major in Spanish and History. Angela was married 51 years to the late Albert Cardana and lived much of her life with him in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over a very full lifetime, Angela worked as a government interpreter during WWII, owned her own knitting shop business, and taught Home Economics at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, California. While in Oregon, she treasured time with her family, her friends at Mary’s Woods, and especially enjoyed teaching Italian there.
Music was important to Angela. She loved to sing and was an accomplished player of the piano, organ, violin and clarinet. Angela chronicled her travels with Albert around the U.S. and Europe during their retirement. Angela is survived by her two daughters, Linda Cardana-Gabrielson of Monterey, California and Jeanne Cardana, of Oregon City, Oregon. She leaves 4 grandchildren: Eryn Schon-Brunner (Jeff), Kelly Schon (Aki), Chris Streeter, and Liz Gonzalez (Phil); as well as three great grandchildren.
A memorial mass celebrating Angela’s life will be held on June 13, 2018, at the Chapel of the Holy Names, Mary’s Woods in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, in Hayward, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in her honor be made to Housecall Provider’s Hospice, (Portland, OR), the Bloom Project (TheBloomProject.org) or to your favorite charity.