As a young girl, Mary grew up in the "Hollow" section of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Raised by her parents Antonio D'Agostino & Adeline Perretta D'Agostino, she was the youngest out of the family with two older sisters, one of which was Katherine " Katie" D'Agostino and the other was Concetta "TeeTee" D'Agostino. She also had four brothers, Augusto "Gus" D'Agostino, Joseph "Joey" D'Agostino , Louie D'Agostino and Tony D'Agostino. Before her divorce, she was married and had her children with former late husband Mr. Elias Z. She is survived only by her two children, Louis and Maria, and her two brothers Tony and Joe
She was a plain Jane and kept life simple. She had to have her cup of coffee first thing in the morning. She had a real raw talent for playing some piano by ear and singing. She was paid to sing at various senior centers, nursing and convalescent homes, and was also in some local plays as well. She loved listening to Christmas music, traditional Christian hymns on the radio, watching Jimmy swaggart play the piano, she loved "a closer walk with thee" song, she loved the winter season and the snow. She was a school volunteer to help kids learn how to read, she also worked with the A.C.O.R.N. organization, she worked for City Hall vault and records section, as well as the Eisenhower center. She was proactive with community involvement in various forms to the contribution of her city, state and country. She also worked at Bradley's retail department store for a short while, and in her younger years she worked at Ann's bakery on Madison ave. She loved Al Pacino, country music, old time ballads, Gershwin, and bible radio stations.
She was a sweet but tough little woman who was headstrong, assertive, strong- minded and determined to accomplish whatever she set her mind on. A single mother who loved her children and raised her kids up mostly on her own and made sure that they were taken care of and provided for with food, shelter and bills paid. She was a woman of faith and always had great reverence and respect for her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. It was her faith that got her through her journey in life. Her battles and experience with two different types of cancer caused her to grow in faith closer to God. Being the fighter and warrior that she was, she survived the first form of cancer with God's help, but in the end she just didn't have the strength to overcome the second and more aggressive form of cancer. She will always be greatly missed and deeply loved.
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