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Angela Estelle Garavelli Astor, 98
Memphis, TN

Died October 21, 2016, shortly after casting her ballot


"She voted before she went!"

  • Born March 1918 in Memphis, TN

  • Was carried by her Italian immigrant father in the first Armistice Day parade in Memphis, TN

  • Lifelong volunteer for museums, churches, theaters, etc.

  • Teacher in Catholic schools

  • Was married 58 years

  • Two sons, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren

Angela had voted in every election since she came of age. She had been infirm for about a year, but her family provided her with an absentee ballot. She had said, "If I vote one more time I want it to be for a woman." She got her wish (her ballot had been mailed) but unfortunately died just after early voting began. Her son writes, "She voted before she went!"