Angela M. Raimo, PhD., Esq.
Angela M. Raimo, PhD., Esq., of West Orange, New Jersey and Jupiter, Florida, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 10, 2018. She was 79.
Funeral arrangements will be conducted by the Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey on Thursday at 9 am., with a Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Joseph’s
Church in West Orange at 10:30 am.
Entombment following at Hollywood Memorial Park in Union.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dr. Raimo’s name to the New Jersey History Society, 546 N. 7th St., Newark, NJ 07107.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Dr. Raimo was the daughter of the late Theresa and Rocco Raimo. An attorney and teacher-educator, Dr. Raimo was a professor at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, beginning in 1968. She came to Seton Hall University after several years of teaching in the New Jersey school districts of Westfield, Mountainside and Newark. A natural scholar, Dr. Raimo obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s in Counseling and Student Personnel from Kean University in Union. She later completed her Ph.D in Curriculum Theory and Development from Rutgers University in New Brunswick and her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark. An avid golfer and member at Rock Springs Country Club, she enjoyed time with friends and family. While she was born and raised in New Jersey, her “home” was in Jupiter, Florida. She was never without a smile and her VW Bug ready to travel. Among her many achievements were Professor Emeritus at Seton Hall University, where she taught for 40 years. She also served as an Adjunct Professor in Education Law at Seton Hall University School of Law. She was an Attorney-at-Law in the State of New Jersey and an Attorney of the Federal District Court. The many awards bestowed on Dr. Raimo included the Mc Quaid Medal for Outstanding Service to Seton Hall University, the Clinical Education Award from Seton Hall School of Law, the Kappa Delta Pi- National Honor Society in Education Outstanding Service Award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Rutgers Graduate School of Education and Outstanding Alumnus from Barringer High School Alumni Association. She was also the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to the Community in the Field of Education and Human Resources and Humanitarian Award, Seton Hall University; Teacher of the Year, Seton Hall University; Layperson of the Year Award, Seton Hall University and the Columbian Foundation Outstanding Professional Achievement Award. As a professor, Dr. Raimo innovated new programs and developed countless special curriculum in the studies of law, psychology and educational concepts. She produced and moderated the WSOU radio talk show: Timely Topics in Education and developed and directed the Special Summer Institute on Teaching the Gifted and Talented and developed the Partners in Education Program with Master Teachers at Seton Hall University. She also developed nine separate graduate courses, including Creative Approaches in Education, Selected Theories of Cognitive Development in Early Childhood and School Law: Constitutional/State and Teaching the Gifted and Talented. She also developed 14 undergraduate courses at the University. Dr. Raimo was appointed to countless professional committees and advisory boards, including the Senatorial Committee on Education, NJ State Legislature; Special Consultant, Newark Boys and Girls Clubs; Chair, Faculty Guide Committee, Seton Hall University and Chair of Elementary Education, Seton Hall University. She served as President of Essex County Women Lawyers and was a member of American College of Forensic Psychologists. A highly regarded author, Dr. Raimo published dozens of articles related to teaching, psychology and the law. She was a contributor to many text books that are used in university studies worldwide. Angela is listed in many summaries of influential women and educators, including Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who of Women in Education, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, Leaders in Education, Notable Americans and Who’s Who in Italian Americans.
Dr. Raimo was predeceased by her only brother, Al Raimo. She is survived by her nephews and nieces, loving cousins and dear friends.