Gainesville - Celeste Rita Hoffenberg, 58, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Palm Garden Nursing Home in Gainesville. Celeste worked in Environmental Research as a bookkeeper. She was born in 1954 in Westchester County, NY to August and Edith Pagnozzi. She moved to Gainesville in 1959 from New York. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Mark Hoffenberg, daughter Haley Hoffenberg Mitchell (Joshua), son Nicholas Hoffenberg, grandson Asher Mitchell, sisters Bonita Kremer (Paul) and Barbara Kurtz (John), aunt Bruna Agnelli, and cousins Nicoletta, Catherine, and Francesca Agnelli.
Funeral ceremony will be 11:00am Saturday, December 29, 2012, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Forest Meadows Cemetery and reception to follow at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361.
Published in Gainesville Sun from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2012