So, we’ll admit it. We kinda lied in the title. How? Because Francesca Vangel isn’t actually Pat Maroon’s wife,…. yet anyways.
Then why the hell did you title it Pat Maroon’s wife?
Well, we could go into the competitive landscape in an SEO driven search world. But, that would be lazy, and probably piss Google off. So instead, we’ll go with the reality that since this post is unlikely to update in the next few months, we’re just being proactive. If you’ve stuck around for this self indulgent explanation over the past 90 words, then now we’ll get to it.
Pat Maroon and Francesca Vangel are engaged to be married. So, it’s kinda your choice how you want to experience this post. Whether Pat Maroon’s wife, or Patrick Maroon’s girlfriend, or for those fancy franophiles, maybe even Pat Maroon’s fiancee. But, it’s your call. We’re gonna proactively roll with wife. Deal with it. And yes, thank you, we really did bury the lede there.
But, whatever you call her, Francesca is a self professed midwestern girl, who takes her role in Pat’s life seriously. Maroon has a son, Anthony born in 2008 from a prior relationship. And as Maroon played for teams across the country before coming home to St. Louis, Francesca helped Anthony and Pat stay close. While Anthony stayed home with his mother in St. Louis, Vangel would often fly, sometimes cross country, with Anthony to make sure he could get out to see Pat on the West Coast during the season. Not even officially step-mom yet, and ensuring the bond between father and son stays in tact.
Patrick Maroon’s wife Francesca Vangel deeply rooted in the community
Now, as you can probably expect, as we publish this post on May 31, 2019, it’s an exciting time in the Maroon/Vangel household. Not only are wedding bells on the horizon, but St. Louis native Maroon has helped the Blues tie up the Stanley Cup final at a game a piece. And, right there with him in the excitement every step of the way is Pat Maroon’s wife (again, soon to be wife). Vangel tweets her excitedment with every game, and is clearly well established in the Blues Wives’ club. St. Louis is home to Vangel. Her family owns Charlie Gitto’s, a famous St. Louis restaurant. She also went to college at the University of Mississippi – St. Louis, graduating in 2010. And before you tell us that we’re idiots and St. Louis is in Missouri, we checked. It really was a U-Miss school.
But, more importantly than out-of-state-slash-in-state colleges, and restaurateur family members, Francesca has also bought in to Laila.
For those unaware, Laila Anderson is a Blues super-fan undergoing a life-threatening illness. And as much as we’d like to explain it, ESPN does a far better job than us.
Anderson is battling hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH, a life-threatening immune disease. Only 15 other children in the world have been diagnosed with it. In some ways, her battle with the disease — diagnosis, treatment, surgery and recovery — has run on a timeline parallel to the Blues’ own comeback this season.
Patrick Maroon’s wife has repeatedly posted group pictures of her and the other wives rallying around Laila at the games. The players who are clearly playing inspired hockey from Laila, have passed this love and inspiration along to their significant others. And with the Blues three wins away from a Stanley Cup, it’s clearly working.
— Francesca Vangel (@FrancescaAnna) May 23, 2019