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Norton Shares Memories, Photos of Angel Pina

Memorial of 12-year-old girl who died in a crash Thursday.

When a child passes away, it has a great impact on the community in which he or she lived. Such is the case in Norton where 12-year-old Angel Pina resided before she died in a .

Angel was a fifth grader at the H.A. Yelle Elementary School and was scheduled to attend Norton Middle School in September. She leaves behind many friends and family including three siblings and her mother, Sandra Ouellette. Angel was described as being a talented athlete who enjoyed cheerleading.

"Angel Pina was a caring, kind hearted member of our junior level 1 team at Cheer Nation,” said Erica Carbonneau, coach of Cheer Nation. “She will be greatly missed. She loved the sport of cheerleading and enjoyed meeting all of the athletes in her new cheer family.”

The news of her death has aroused a flood of sympathy messages on Facebook as friends, family and the rest of the community mourn.

“My daughter cheered with Angel on Cheer Factor Destiny last year,” said Jessie Huard. “She said Angel was the nicest girl on the team and one of the best back spots.”

“Angel was one of my daughter's first friends at Cheer Factor All Stars,” said Tiara Gajoli Trudelle Friday. “Angel was a sweet girl and will be so very miss. Our hearts go out to her parents, grandparents, brothers and baby sister. Too short a time in this world and very difficult to understand. I will pray for Sandra, for a quick recover and send my thoughts and prayers to her grandparents and siblings tonight.”

“Both of my daughters knew her well,” said Karyn Qualter McMahon Friday. “They also said what a sweet girl she was. She came to watch Karlene play softball this past spring just to cheer her friends on! She will be sorely missed. There are lots of tears in our little town today!”

“On July 12, 2012 I lost one of my best friends named Angel Pina,” said Blake Callaway in an email over the weekend. “This was all because of a car crash. When I found this all out, I was in tears. This should not have had to end this way. She did not have to die like she did. She was a really nice friend. She would always be there for me and the rest of her friends. When we all found out that it was her we were all so upset and we didn't know what to do, so i have to say this; R.I.P. Angel Pina, God bless you and your family.”

Counseling will be available for students today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at , 64 W. Main St., Norton. Cheer Nation, 378 Page St., Stoughton, will also be holding an open tumble Friday, July 20, 6 to 8 p.m. where all donations will be presented to Angel’s family. This Cheer Factor event will also be held 6 to 8 p.m. the same day at 69 E. Belcher Road, Foxborough; 391 W. Water St., Taunton; and 7 to 8 p.m. 145 Webster St., Hanover. 

Memorial service information will be posted when details have been released.


Have a memory of Angel Pina you’d like to share? Please feel free to comment below and upload photos to this article.

Lolly Wells August 01, 2012 at 12:37 AM
This is just to say I love you my Angel my sweet sweet loving neice
Shannon felicetrucking August 04, 2012 at 10:58 PM
I love u angel and I want u back I'll keep mana safe I promise
abby August 17, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Angel I didn't know you at all but my cousin told me all about you and I've seen pictures of you and you were so pretty :) RIP Angel you will be missed
Kari Briggs January 12, 2013 at 04:23 AM
Dear Angel, You were one of my best friends we have been best friends for 1O years and I will always miss you no matter what you were 2 and I was 3. We met in preschool at expanding horizons. We spent like every weekend together for years and years and years. You were always in a joyful mood no matter what. I will miss you dearly the most out of all your friends bec I have known you the longest. You were like a sister to me and your brother are like brothers and Ava I'm I love her. Sandy and Brian and nana and papa are like my second family. I just hate that your gone and seeing all of them just makes me sad. Ur I have to stay strong for them no matter what. We had so many good times together bec we spent like every waking moment together. I miss all of that. I remember when we went water tubing and we were all jumping I the water off the side of the boat. I miss all the good times we had. Love you and miss you. Love you forever and always<3 R.I.P Babe April 20, 2000 - July 12, 2012 ~ yolo ~ ~ Kari Briggs
starr scott June 01, 2013 at 02:20 PM
angel even though we had up and downs u were always one of my sisters we lived right out back of me people that know u like sadie kari shannon niki olivia janet all of us but their are still more u were all of our sisters i feel like its a dream but its not it is a nightmare that u are gone love u always xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo starr

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