Margaret Lagonegro

Obituary of Margaret T. Lagonegro

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Maggie passed away on May 14, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her sons. Maggie was born in Wellsville, NY on August 8, 1932, the daughter of Jerome J. and Catherine Baker Dean. In addition to her parents, Maggie was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Bobby, whom she was married to for 59 years. She is also pre-deceased by her beloved daughter Elizabeth Ann (Drew) Lagonegro. She is pre-deceased by her brothers, William, Richard, Edward J., James, and Francis (the Big Five of the siblings) and sisters, Mary Catherine, and Helen (two of the Little Ones of her siblings). Maggie is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, John J. and Wanda Dean, Tom and Joann Dean. Maggie is survived by five of her beloved children, Jerome, J. Timothy, Michael, Margie Lagonegro-Coar (Michael) and Andrew B. (Laura). She is survived by her grandchildren, Rebecca, Kaitlin, Hannah, Maigdhlin and Jessica; four great-grandchild Maya, Justina, Josh, and Dominic; four great-great grandchildren, Zachary, Greg Jr., Lonnie, and Macy. Maggie has many nieces and nephews and extended family, and very good friends Jenny Dean, Joan Myers-Delaney, Joan Barneski, and Sue Cogswell. She is survived by two sister-in-law’s, Aurella Dean (E.J.), Corning, NY, and Virginia Dean (Francis) in San Leandro CA. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends (especially the Poker Club). Maggie had many friends and was greatly loved during her career as an RN at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and a nursing instructor at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Maggie’s main interest in life after her family, and profession was in being of service to the poor. Her love for work of charity came from the example of her parents, support from her husband, Bob, and her devotion to her Catholic faith. She was involved in Social Ministry, Parish Council, volunteered in kindergarten at Riverside Elementary School, the Sock Drive, helped at the Elmira Community Kitchen, blood pressure checking at monthly Senior Citizen’s luncheons, bereavement luncheons at St. Patrick’s Church, active board member at St. Joseph’s Hospital Alumni Association, March of Dimes, and March Out Hunger. Maggie was also a Mercy Associate, one who responds to a call from God to Gospel holiness, maintaining individual lifestyles and building up their own lay community, while pledging support to the Sisters of Mercy. Maggie enjoyed the NFL and was able to attend six Super Bowl Championship games. She also enjoyed traveling, and did extensively in the United States, she also enjoyed travel abroad. These trips included several trips to Ireland, Rio de Janeiro Brazil and Beijing, China. She traveled by Eurail train from France to Italy and then Spain. She loved her two trips to Italy and was in love with Rome and the Vatican City. She was particularly delighted to visit Lagonegro, Italy and Potenza, Italy, the birthplace of Bob’s father and grandparents. With everything Maggie was involved with and enjoyed, the most important thing to her was her family. She truly loved family, holiday get togethers, picnics and family reunions. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher, friend, neighbor, and servant to humanity. Those who had the good fortune to know her, knew a person who was kind, humorous, good natured, and generous. Maggie will be forever loved and missed. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Thursday, June 9, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Maggie on Friday, June 10, 2022, 10:00 a.m., at St. Patrick's Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira. A livestream of the Mass will be available through the Facebook page for Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish (https://www.facebook.com/ElmiraCatholic). Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Officers and members of the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Thursday, June 9th, at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our sister Maggie. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to a charity that was close to Maggie’s heart… Miller Manor, c/o Catholic Charities, 215 E Church St, Elmira NY 14901. The family gives special thanks to Dr. Brian Cassetta for his unending love and support.
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Thursday
9
June

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 9, 2022
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States
Thursday
9
June

Ladies Division AOH Service

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday, June 9, 2022
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W Water Street
Elmira, New York, United States
Friday
10
June

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Friday, June 10, 2022
St. Patrick's Church
604 Park Pl
Elmira, New York, United States
Friday
10
June

Final Resting Place

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Friday, June 10, 2022
St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery
 623 Franklin Street
Elmira, New York, United States
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