Ernestine "Agnes" Paggi(1913 - 2012)

Ernestine Paggi


Ernestine Paggi, 99 of Wilmington, DE passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Ernestine was one of six children born to Domenico and Maria Piccolini in Lanciono, Italy and immigrated to America at a very young age. Known to most as Agnes, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was dedicated to her family and a lifetime New York Yankees fan.

Ernestine was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Louis Paggi.

She is survived by her brother, Anthony Piccolini; her two daughters, Ruth Hostettler (Robert) of Wilmington and Linda Edwards (William) of Landenberg, PA; her son, John Paggi (Barbara) of Wilmington; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Friday, November 2 from 12:30 - 1:00PM. Funeral services will begin at 1:00PM, with entombment to follow in All Saints Cemetery.

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Funeral Home

Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 999-8277

Published in The News Journal on Nov. 1, 2012