Eleonora Fagotti

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Eleonora "Kuby" Fagotti, 88, of Jessup, died early Saturday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Her husband of 38 years, Dino Fagotti, died in 1980.

Born in Jessup, on Sept. 30, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Augusto and Anna Betti Cruciani. At the age of 7, she and her family moved to Pergola, Italy, where she was educated and later attended colleges in Venice and Verona. At the age of 20, she married and had her only child, Luciana. She returned to Jessup in her early 30s and was joined by her husband and daughter shortly thereafter. She resided in Jessup for the rest of her life and worked for 32 years as a machine operator at Barbizon and Leslie Fay factories. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, St. Mary's Assumption Church, its Altar and Rosary Society, the Jessup Divine Mercy Prayer Group and the Red Hat Society and was very active as a volunteer and worked in the kitchen at the Mid-Valley Senior Center in Jessup for more than 15 years.

Eleonora enjoyed traveling to Italy every year to visit her family. She loved dancing, shopping and baking cookies for her grandchildren. She was a very vibrant person who loved going to the senior center parties and spending time with her family. Eleonora was deeply loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed and remembered by all who knew her.

Surviving are a daughter, Luciana and husband, Albert "Bucky" Monarchi; four grandchildren, Renee Monarchi, Philadelphia; Alan Monarchi, Red Hook, N.Y.; Michelle Kaiser and husband, Jeff, Red Hook; and Michael Monarchi and wife, Becky, West Chester, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Daniel and Zachary Monarchi; an aunt, Lisa Betti, Jessup; cousins, two nephews and a niece in Italy.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Annunziata "Lalla" Droghini, and a brother, Benedetto Cruciani.

The funeral will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church St., Jessup, with Mass at 10 in St. Mary's Assumption Church, Third Avenue, Jessup. Interment, St. John's Cemetery, Jessup.

Relatives and friends may call Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, 34 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401; or to the Mid-Valley Senior Center, 310 Church St., Jessup, PA 18434.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 18, 2011
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