Thursday, April 22, 2010

OBITUARY: Emily Fraissinet D’Agostino

Emily Fraissinet D’Agostino
Oct. 29, 1912-April 18, 2010

Emily Fraissinet D’Agostino, 97, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, died on Sunday, April 18, 2010 in Portales following an illness.
Emily was born October 29, 1912 in Socorro to the late Paul Jean and Josephina (Pino) Fraissinet.
Emily was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Carl, who died in 2007.
She is survived by her three sons: Carl J. D’Agostino Jr. and wife Evelyn of Orangevale, Calif.; James P. D’Agostino and wife Bernice of Portales and Paul R. D’Agostino and wife, Alice of Albuquerque; 13 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren; brother-in-law Rev. Fr. Joseph P D’Agostino of New York; sister-in-law Helen O’Brien and husband Joe of Virginia; two nephews Jean Fraissinet of Socorro and Delbert Fraissinet of Bosque Farms.
It was in 1933 while she was singing in the church choir that she first saw a young man that would end up being the love of her life. Emily was a devout Catholic and sang in the choir for most of her life. Carl and Emily lived in Socorro until 1993 when they moved to Albuquerque. In March 2007, they moved to Portales to live with James and Bernice.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Wofford and also the entire staff of The Beehive for their care and support of Emily.
A viewing and visitation was held Wednesday at Steadman-Hall Funeral Home in Socorro. A rosary was recited at San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro on Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday with Deacon Nick Keller as celebrant. Interment followed in the San Miguel Catholic Cemetery with her grandsons: Carl III, Mike, Steve, Mark, Anthony, Tim and Paul and nephews Jean and Delbert serving as casketbearers.
Arrangements were under the care and direction of Steadman-Hall Funeral Home, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM, 87801. (575) 835-1530.

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