Robert (Robby) Patrick Raymond DeAngelis - age: 36
(February 21, 1979 to July 01, 2015
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Thursday, July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main Street in Saco, Maine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robby's honor to Massabesic American Legion Baseball 24 Townhouse Road, East Waterboro, Maine 04030.
Robert (Robby) Patrick Raymond DeAngelis
Robert (Robby) Patrick Raymond DeAngelis, 36, of Saco, Maine, died unexpectedly on July 1, 2015. He was born at Salem Hospital on February 21, 1979 to parents Geraldine Helen (Murphy) DeAngelis and Richard DeAngelis, both graduates of Winthrop High School in Winthrop, Massachusetts.
Robby attended Swampscott schools and graduated from Swampscott High School in 1997. He loved sports and was a tremendous athlete whose achievements in both baseball and football were impressive. He was a varsity letterman in both sports from his sophomore year on and despite never having formally played the game, he took up and played junior varsity hockey during his junior year.
Prior to his Little League baseball years Robby was always at the park and would regularly make announcements over the public address. At the end of a game he’d take the microphone and chirp “Dat da ball game.” One of his fondest memories of sports came during senior Little League baseball in 1992 when his older brother Michael was his coach. He also spoke fondly of hitting a home run at Jackson Park leading off a junior varsity game as a freshman. He ran into the stands and jumped into Michael’s arms following the blast.
In 1995 and 1996 he was a member of the state champion senior American Legion baseball team from Swampscott, the latter of which lost in the final game to eventual World Series champion Yardley, Pennsylvania, at the Northeastern Regionals held in Bristol, Connecticut.
That same year, Robby was a member of Swampscott’s varsity football team that fell to Mansfield in the Super Bowl and the following year, his senior year, he returned to the Super Bowl where the Big Blue lost to North Attleboro.
Sports came full-circle for Robby later on in life when he got to see his niece Zoey play all-star softball for Shaker Valley Little League and his nephew Adam play American Legion baseball for Massabesic.
Robby enjoyed working with his hands and he became a talented carpenter. He took great pride in the work he completed at the home his brother Michael and his wife Kerry owned in North Waterboro, Maine where he spent several years.
Robby was predeceased by his father Richard; his maternal grandparents Elizabeth (Betty) and George Murphy; his paternal grandparents Jennie and Armando DeAngelis and an aunt Maureen Murphy.
He is survived by his mother Geraldine DeAngelis of Nashua, New Hampshire; his brother Michael and his wife Kerry of North Waterboro, Maine; his sister Elizabeth (DeAngelis) King and her husband Geoff of Peabody, Massachusetts; his uncle Joseph (Jay) Murphy and his wife Julie of Winthrop, Massachusetts; his aunt Cheryl Arbuthnot and husband Gary of Winthrop, Massachusetts; his aunt Christine Milano and husband Donald of Winthrop, Massachusetts; as well as cousins Michelle (Milano) Carbo and her husband Tony of Nottingham, New Hampshire; Kristina (Milano) Gray, with whom he was especially close, and her husband Phylx of Winthrop, Massachusetts; Janna Vigliotte and her husband Dennis of South Berwick, Maine; Nicholas Comacho and his wife Savannah of Winthrop, Massachusetts; and Miles and Kayla Murphy of Winthrop, Massachusetts.
He is also survived by two nephews Adam DeAngelis of North Waterboro, Maine and Camden King of Peabody, Massachusetts; two nieces Zoey DeAngelis of North Waterboro, Maine and Hallie King of Peabody, Massachusetts; and second cousins Jack and Lucy Vigliotte, Addysen and Peyton Gray, Benjamin and Georgia Carbo, and Caelen and Braeden Comacho.