Sandy Joseph DeAngelo

Funeral services for Sandy Joseph DeAngelo, ,68 of Greenville will be on Thursday, April 6th at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Greenville, MS. The rosary will be held at 8:45 a.m. followed by visitation from 9:00-10:30 a.m. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30, and a private graveside ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. in Lake Village, AR, at Saint Isadora Cemetery. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 2, 2017. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.  

Sandy, also known as “chilli,” was the son of Cesare and Genevieve DeAngelo of Greenville, He grew up in his hometown with his siblings, Mary Anne Signa, Debra Tharp, Linda Henry, and Ricky DeAngelo. Sandy loved all of them. He surrounded himself with them everyday. Sandy graduated from Saint Joseph Catholic School, and he completed his 2-year barber degree from Hinds Community College. He was also a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church his entire life. 

Sandy married the love of his life, Patricia Westoby, and they remained happily married for many years. They had two children, Sarah and Joe Paul, who they indefinitely loved and cherished. If you spoke to either Pat or Sandy, they were usually talking about their children with pride. Pat and Sandy’s marriage served an outstanding example of what love should be like. They laughed, they loved, and they devoted their lives to one another and their families. 

Another big part of Sandy’s life was his businesses. He spent decades of his life serving the Greenville community, cutting hair at Chillie’s Barber Shop, and owning and operating Chillie’s Package Store with his brother Ricky. Taking over these businesses after his father, Cesare, passed away required countless hours of hard work and commitment. Sandy, again, loved his family, and he wanted to support them in every way. Eventually Sandy and Ricky decided to expand the liquor store and build a larger one with more inventory on Hwy 82. Chillie’s became a place where people could visit not only to purchase spirits, but to find a great personality in Sandy. Sandy loved to entertain others and share his knowledge about the wine selections. People rarely left the liquor store without a good laugh or food in their belly because Sandy always lived for serving others. He never met a stranger. His smile and the sound of his voice will forever resonate through the aisles of Chillie’s. 

Although Sandy was a hard worker, he often found down time to enjoy the things he loved. On Sunday afternoons, he would frequent small lakes and ponds to go fishing. He also was a devout fan of Notre Dame. He loved attending football games and visiting the campus. Being Catholic, Sandy valued anything associated with his faith, and Notre Dame was a place to him where he could be surrounded by God’s grace. Sandy also enjoyed spending time with his neighbors and people in his community. He loved his town and his country, serving some of his time in National Guard. People who knew Sandy, knew him as someone who wanted to serve others. He would help anyone who needed something and giving to others fulfilled him in every way. Sandy had a heart so big and his life was full of joy and happiness.   

Sandy is preceded in death by his parents, Cesare and Genevieve DeAngelo and his wife Patricia DeAngelo. He is survived by his loving children, Sarah DeAngelo Kaplan and Joe Paul DeAngelo, his granddaughter Katherine Kaplan, his brother Ricky DeAngelo, his sisters Mary Anne Signa, Linda Henry, Debra Tharp, his nephews Paul Signa, Charles Signa, Jimmy Tharp, Carter DeAngelo, Brian Westoby, Joey Westoby, and his nieces Tracey Brummer, Mamie Causey, Angel Reed, Kristen Swafford, Olivia DeAngelo, Mary Beth Wooldridge, Vicki Fore, Alaina McQueen, Tracie Alexander, Callie Alexander, April McLellan, and countless cousins and great nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any denotations to be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, to Saint Vincent De Paul Society, or to the renovation fund at Saint Joseph Catholic Church.