Angelita Vega

Angelita Vega went home to be with our loving Savior on February 15, 2023, at the age of 81.

Angelita was born on September 1, 1941 to Jose Antonio Figueroa and Dominga Diaz in Orocovis, Puerto Rico.  She married her husband, Wenceslao, in 1958 and moved to New York full of hope as they began their lives. She lived a full life raising 8 children and building a home in Peekskill, NY.  During her time in New York, Angelita served faithfully as an active member of her church community.  She loved sewing garments for her family, gardening, and hosting dinners for family and friends.  In 2010, she moved to Greenville, SC for a slower pace of life. 

One of her most notable attributes was her selfless generosity.  If she saw a need, she would do everything she could to fill it.  Her generous heart and selflessness gained her cherished friendships which spanned many decades.  Throughout her life, she was a trusted advisor to many as she always had an encouraging word for those who needed it.  She was most known for her ability to make everyone at her kitchen table feel seen and loved.  While she spent many years raising her family, she also enjoyed her vocational years at Tensolite and Mearl. She enjoyed the camaraderie with her co-workers who grew to be like an extended family to her.


She is predeceased by her loving husband, Wenceslao Vega.


She is survived by her eight children; Arnaldo Vega, Frank Reinaldo Vega, Norma Vega Scott, Joseph Anthony Vega, Zoraida Vega Arroyo, Ruth Noemi Vega, Abimael Vega, and Raquel Belen Vega-Peterson. 


She will also be lovingly remembered by her thirteen grandchildren; Angela Scott Lee, Sydney Scott Dennis,  Riccardo Arroyo, Joseph Vega, Jr., Emilia Vega Mikowski, Tressa Gabriella Scott, Victoria Iris Vega, Rebekah Angeline Arroyo, Todd Mason Scott, II, Wesley Abraham Vega, Ethan Joseph Vega, Connor Lebron Vega, and Abrielle Maia Vega and four great-grandchildren; Noelle Grace Mikowski, Justise Elianna Lee, Ayla Grace Lee, and Amora Xolani Arroyo.

In addition to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, she leaves behind a wonderful legacy of love, strength, resilience, faith, loyalty, and selfless generosity. Angelita loved God, her family, and her friends, and those who are survived by her find comfort in knowing that because of her endless faith, she now rests in the arms of our loving Savior, Jesus Christ.


The family will be receiving visitors on Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, 414 Washington Street, Peekskill, NY.

A celebration of life service will be held at 6:30 pm during visitation.


Interment will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 10:00 am at Hillside Cemetery, 1033 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY.

The funeral procession will be leaving Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, 414 Washington Street, Peekskill, NY at 9:30 am for those who wish to join.


La familia recibirá visitas el sábado 25 de febrero de 2023, de 1:00 p. m. a 3:00 p. m. y de 5:00 p. m. a 7:00 p. m. en Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, 414 Washington Street, Peekskill, NY.

Se llevará a cabo un servicio de celebración de la vida a las 6:30 pm durante el velorio.


El entierro se llevará a cabo el domingo 26 de febrero de 2023 a las 10:00 am en Hillside Cemetery, 1033 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY.

La procesión fúnebre partirá de Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, 414 Washington Street, Peekskill, NY a las 9:30 am para aquellos que deseen unirse.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillside Food Outreach.

En lugar de flores, por favor, dona a Hillside Food Outreach.