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Angela Ule

CORNWALL BRIDGE — Angela Ule, beloved wife of Max, passed away on April 8, 2017, while in hospice care near their home in Connecticut.

Those of you who met her know that Max and Angela made a picture-perfect pair — indeed, they looked as if an artist had drawn them together. In fact, it was a longtime mutual friend of Max’s who made the introduction. Three months later, while on a ski trip, the revelation came to Max that Angela was “the one.” They moved in together, then eloped, and became devoted spouses, friends and soulmates for more than 41 years. 

Born Jan. 20, 1945, in Jackson Heights, Queens, Angela graduated from Hyde Park’s Herricks High School, attended Barrie University in Miami, Fla., received her degree from CW Post College, and went on to graduate studies at Columbia University’s School of Social Work. 

The Ules were vigorous world travelers, taking cruises that brought them to the Caribbean, southern France, the Canary Islands, Gibraltar, Casablanca and other exotic ports of call. Particularly favored destinations included Ireland, Italy, Holland, and England — where they purchased many of the furnishings for their Gramercy Park apartment.

Back at home, Angela worked for the compliance departments of brokerage and insurance companies, met with friends at New York City’s ladies-only Colony Club and forged — via door-to-door efforts — the Committee to Preserve the West 54th Street Townhouses, which led to the attainment of landmark status for the Renaissance-styled, turn-of-the-century structures. 

She also collected art and was a terrific home cook, adding her own spin to classic Italian favorites. A passion for poetry, and in particular the works of Siegfried Sassoon, provided a gateway to Angela’s final job as a poetry therapist at Staten Island’s South Beach Psychiatric Center. 

Originally purchased as a second city-getaway home, the Ule’s light-filled house in Cornwall Bridge became their primary address in 2015. Though it never inspired the affection she held for their place in Gramercy, the location made for a more practical venue for providing care for Angela when her health began to decline. 

A memorial service for Angela will be held on Saturday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at VFW Post 6851 in North Canaan, followed by a light luncheon and open bar. All are welcome to attend.