Died: Oct 31, 2012
Scarborough, ME – Anna “Dolly” E. D’Agostino, 84, of Brunswick and formerly of New Haven, CT died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Frank M. D’Agostino who died September 3, 1983.
Anna was born on August 21, 1928 in New Haven, CT a daughter of the late Alphonse & Philomena (Apuzzo) Espari. She grew up in New Haven, attending local area schools and graduated from Hillhouse High School. After graduating high school, Dolly worked in her father’s business; Interstate Manufacturing. She married her husband Frank on April 14, 1952.
She worked as a secretary for CHA Donald F. Smith & Associates and then Blue Cross & Blue Shield before retiring in 1987. Shortly after retirement she moved to Florida and then again to Texas to help her daughter raise her grandchildren. She finally moved to Brunswick, with her sister, Maria, about six years ago. The two sisters were inseparable and spent many adventurous years in Maine.
While in Connecticut, Dolly was a very active member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Hamden. She enjoyed doing all kinds of crafts, which included needlepoint and knitting; playing Bingo with her friends at Creekside Village. Dolly even learned to use a computer after her 80th birthday. Her favorite pastime though was taking care of her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her four daughters Frances D’Agostino of Hamden, CT, Susan Choate and her husband Mark of Sugar Land, TX, Michelle Thatcher and her husband Mark of Andover, CT and Lynn D’Agostino and her partner Nancy Drolet of Freeport, ME. She also leaves her two cherished grandsons, Matthew and Steven Choate as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Maria D’Amicis and her husband Albert.
Service Info here:
A Celebration of Life for Dolly will be held on November 18th, at Creekside Village, 50 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, Me. Service to be held at 1:00 with family and friends.
Burial will be on November 19th, 2012, 11:00am, at Beaverdale Cemetery, New Haven Ct. She will be buried with her husband Frank. A reception for the family will follow.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Dolly’s guestbook.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
Telehealth Program of Home Health Visiting Nurses
15 Industrial Road
Saco, ME 04072