Obituary of Sylvia D'Agostino
Sylvia D’Agostino, 96, passed away on October 4th at Wilton Meadows Health Care Center in Wilton, Connecticut. Born in Manhattan on February 23rd, 1922, and raised in Parma, Italy, and Elmhurst, New York, Sylvia was the youngest of three children of Teresa and Joseph Pioli.
After WWII and being stationed with her husband in Los Alamos, NM, Sylvia lived in Kew Garden Hills with her husband of 62 years, Alfred D’Agostino, and their four children. She was a dedicated volunteer, serving as president and honoree for the Women’s Auxiliary of The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens (NYHQ) for over 25 years, where she organized the annual luncheon, serving as gift chairman and regularly making her famous ‘money hat’. Sylvia was additionally a 20-year member of the Senior Club and Guild of Queen of Peace R.C. Church in Flushing, NY.
She was also a talented seamstress, designing, tailoring and making women’s clothing and even numerous bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses. Sylvia was arguably even more skilled in the kitchen, constantly cooking Italian dishes for family and friends.
Sylvia and Alfred relocated to Norwalk, Connecticut in 2001 where they were both actively involved at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. In 2011 Sylvia moved to The Marvin/Under One Roof assisted living and was a resident there until November 2017.
Sylvia was known as the life of the party, always smiling, laughing and looking after the well-being of others. She was even known to jump out of a cake or two! Sylvia was always elegantly dressed and always with a new scarf wrapped around her neck.
Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Alfred D’Agostino, her two brothers Lawrence and Angelo Pioli and her daughter Lucille D’Agostino Mosca.
She is survived by three of her children Alfred D’Agostino Jr., Michael D’Agostino, and Mary Sue D’Agostino Shields and their spouses; and her seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Under One Roof, 60 Gregory Boulevard, Norwalk CT 06855