Guardian Angel

Catherine Lanzara, who has known Angel for over 20 years, gives her a hug.

Angel Brandan, who has been the crossing guard on the corner of Penn and Unity streets in Frankford for 27 years, celebrated her last day on the job last Thursday. Family and community members commemorated her last day with cake and balloons.

Family and community members commemorated her last day with cake and balloons.

Angel Brandan, who has been the crossing guard on the corner of Penn and Unity streets in Frankford for 27 years, celebrated her last day on the job last Thursday. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTOS