Angela Joann Porreca who lived in Murfreesboro sadly lost her fight with cancer Jan. 29 at the age of 44.
Born on March 10, 1972 in Prince George’s, Md., she is preceded in death by her father, Anthony (Tony) Porreca of Montenerodomo, Abruzzo, Italy and is survived by her mother, Fay P. Church (Antha Fay Makepeace) of McMinnville. Her maternal grandparents are grandmother Fay Melton of Murfreesboro and grandfather, the late Berlie Melton, and numerous other family members in Tennessee, Ohio, and elsewhere. She had countless friends whose lives were made better by her fellowship, kindness and laughter.
She was a graduate of Stuart Hall in Staunton, Va., and spent many years at Camp Friendship in Palmyra, Va. After graduating from MTSU, Angela was employed by Rodney and Kelly French of French’s Shoes and Boots for nearly 15 years. The family wishes to thank the French’s for the years of caring and support they gave to Angela throughout her employment and battle with cancer.
The family would also like to extend their gratitude to the Columbus, Ohio Porrecas and their circle of friends and extended family who were of tremendous support throughout her life and especially as she battled cancer at the James Cancer Center.
Angela was a shining light to those who knew her, a beacon of hope for those who faced their own challenges, and will be remembered not by her untimely death, but instead for the way she lived her life, bringing joy and happiness to others.
Memorial services are scheduled for March 4 at First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. with service beginning at 2 pm.