Jacqueline E. Angus, age 87, of Remsenburg NY passed away peacefully at Momentum Rehabilitation on Sunday, February 6, 2022. Jacqueline was born and raised in Staten Island, the son of John W. Evans and Alice M. Rasmussen.
Jacque and her 3 sisters Alice, Adrienne and Carolyn grew up on Staten Island. They rode horses and enjoyed the farms and fields of Staten Island. They were very close to their Grandparents John and Jettie Evans. Jacque and her mother Alice travelled to Europe in 1952 to visit family in Denmark and visit historical sites in Italy and France. With that trip Jacque developed a sprit of adventure and love of travel.
Jacqueline attended Wagner College and graduated with a degree in Art. She worked in New York City and commuted by ferry every day.
Jacqueline got married to David Angus of Bedford New York, had a son- Bill and moved to Hudson View Gardens in Washington Heights NY. She began her career working at Wertheimers as manager-buyer in the Women’s Accessories Department. She loved working at Wertheimers and continued for many years.
She saved up and in 1976 planned a trip to Europe for herself and Bill. Travelling with her friend Maria Calia and son Johnny they flew to Athens Greece and began the adventure. From Greece by overnight Ferry up the East coast of Italy to San Marino onto Venice, Trieste, Vienna and Salzburg and Innsbruck Austria, to Lake Lucerne Switzerland to Brussels Belgium to Rotterdam then to Paris to Madrid and returning to Greece by way of Monaco, Cannes, Rome, Naples, and ferry back to Greece. It was a two month adventure travelling with a EuRail Pass. No cell phones or computer all by maps and instinct. One night in Cannes we could not find a hotel room and took the train 4 hours one way and 4 hours back to get some sleep. It was a fantastic trip.
Soon after Jackie and David were divorced.
Returning to New York Jacque changed jobs and worked for George Graham who imported fine clothes and sweaters. She worked for George for several years making good local and foreign connections. Jackie decided to give it a go and start her own business importing sweaters, scarves, and robes from Ireland. She imported beautiful hand loomed accessories for several years with success. Eventually lower cost mass produced accessories made it difficult and she closed.
Her next chapter began and she worked for Calida- a Swiss Company specializing in undergarments with a single New York store in Trump Tower. She loved working there.
There was never a dull moment, she brought life to everything she touched. She gave unconditional love to her son. All the while she lived in Hudson View Gardens 185th Street and longed to live downtown. Finally, she made the move and sold her apartment and moved to Peter Cooper on 20th Street. Jacque lived there for a few years until visiting Remsenburg with a friend and decided to move to a lovely house in Remsenburg in 2007.
In 2001 her grandson Christopher was born followed in 2003 by Phillip. She loved her grandsons and they loved visiting her in Remsenburg. Each Christmas Jacque would drive to Vermont for a family gathering with her sister Alice’s family and Bill’s family. It was a very special Christmas time with grandsons and family.
In 2012 superstorm Sandy hit Long Island and flooded houses in Remsenburg. It was a devastating storm and Jacque’s house flooded requiring extensive repairs. At 78 years old she had to deal with this situation. She managed to rebuild and had a chance to re-do her kitchen the way she wanted it. She was happy and proud of her rebuilding and new kitchen. Adversity brings people together, for Jacque through Project Hope aka. Survivors of Sandy- she connected with other residents and neighbors affected by the storm and developed a tight bond and terrific long lasting friendships with Anna Maria and Tammy to name a few.
Her happiest moments were when she was cooking, meeting friends, enjoying good food, travelling or outside on her patio and yard.
Mom, thank you for being the most amazing mother a son could hope for. You showered me with love and kindness. I will miss your stories and laughter.
Bill, his loving partner Jayne, Grandsons Chris, and Phillip will cherish the time we had with you and all the amazing moments. We are so proud of you and love you very much. You will always be with us.