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Antoinette M. Paglia  

Antoinette M. “Anna” Paglia

October 13, 1919 – January 2, 2018

Antoinette M. “Anna” Paglia, age 98, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at her home.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 13, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Cataldo and Maria (Virga) Mantegna.  Anna was a seamstress as a young woman, and then a devoted housewife during her 63 years of marriage.  She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish and, with her husband, a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.   Anna also enjoyed many years of activities with the OLF Leisure Club and the Weston Senior Center in New Castle.

She believed in a loving God and the power of prayer.  Anna understood the peace found in any forgiveness and the joy in family life.  She was strong-willed, good-hearted and quietly intuitive.  We will remember her unconditional love and kindness to family, friends and neighbors.  Anna loved music and had a beautiful singing voice.  She was a wonderful cook and loved family gatherings, gardening, bingo, parties and laughter!  Anna adored her grandsons and her great grandchildren.  She was our very loving matriarch.

In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francis; brothers, Cataldo, Samuel and Vincent; and sisters, Seraphine, Susanna and Josephine.  She is survived by her daughters; Maryann Loeb (Bill) and Frances Paglia; grandsons, Kristofer (Erin Essex) and Matthew (Kelly) Loeb; great grandchildren, Leo and Sybil Loeb; nieces, Susan Paglia and Grace Delahee; as well as many other beloved nieces and nephews.

We are grateful to those who helped us in many ways over these last years.  Thank you Evelyn Kern, Kathy Crump, Susan Paglia, Paul Collins, Jim LeNoir, Patricia Downes, Barbara Moore; Carey Sambogna, Megan Shulman and Emma Phibbs of Fox Rehab and Audrey Collins NP, Tawana Wilson and Paula Gallimore of Seasons Hospice.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral  Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway,  New Castle, DE on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 9 am until 10 am.  Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE at 10:30 am. Interment will be in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, 1600 Sproul Road, Springfield, PA.

Donations in Anna’s memory can be made to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, c/o Our Lady of Fatima, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Janet & Boyce Fender, January 5, 2018

    Fran, Maryann and Family, What a lovely tribute to your mother this obituary is. Your loving care for her and both your parents says everything about your character and their parenting. We can see both of you in your mother’s wedding photo. She will always be in your hearts and on your shoulders. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to you and the family.

    Reply
    • Fran Paglia, January 6, 2018

      Janet and Boyce, Thank you so much.
      Your words are lovely and a great comfort to me.
      I so appreciate. Love to you and your family as well.

      Reply
  2. Barbara Morris, January 5, 2018

    Dear Fran and Family,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family in the passing of your dear Mother, a beautiful and loving person. What a wonderful “reunion” in Heaven it must have been for her and my mother, Agnes. They were good friends and had such a great time together at Howard Weston Senior Center for many, many years. Your Mother would always have a smile on her face and always was kind and willing to do anything for anyone. She and your family will be in my prayers. Rest in Peace, Ann.

    Barbara Morris

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    • Fran Paglia, January 6, 2018

      Barbara, Thank you so much for your message.
      Indeed our Moms were wonderful friends and had
      such great times together. I miss her a lot as I
      know you understand. God bless you and your
      family.

      Reply
  3. Pat Lehane - Las Vegas, NV, January 5, 2018

    Fran and Family – I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. I am sure the Angels have
    welcomed her into heaven. My prayers are with all of you. God bless

    Reply
    • Fran Paglia, January 6, 2018

      Dear Pat,

      Thank you so much for writing. It is
      a wonderful comfort to me. I miss Mom
      very much.

      God bless and keep you.

      Reply
  4. Carol Morole, January 5, 2018

    Marianne, Bill and family
    My deepest condolences in the loss of your Mother. Keeping your family in prayer during this difficult time of grieving.
    Carol Morole

    Reply
    • Fran Paglia, January 14, 2018

      Dear Carole,

      Thank you so very much for your lovely words
      to Marianne, Bill, me and our family. We will
      love and miss her always. God bless you always.

      Reply
  5. Carol A Tavani MD, January 6, 2018

    Dear Fran and Maryann
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was blessed to have your loving care. My prayers are with you.

    Reply
    • Fran Paglia, January 7, 2018

      Dr. Tavani,

      Thank you so much for your very comforting
      words. It is so kind of you. You were so
      wonderful to us whenever we needed help
      with Mom’s care.

      God bless always.
      Fran and Maryann

      Reply
  6. Mike & Connie Paglia, January 6, 2018

    We are sorry to lose Aunt Annie. We will miss her welcome smile and hospitality.

    Our Deepest sympathy & Love

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    • Fran Paglia, January 7, 2018

      Mike and Connie,

      Thank you so much for your comforting words. I will
      miss her a lot. She always looked forward to your
      visits and your company. God bless.

      Reply
  7. Fran delahee, January 7, 2018

    Dear frannysue and Maryann,
    Words could never express enough how sorry I was to hear about the passing of your mother,my godmother,my Aunt . My heart aches for you but am also so blessed to have had the time to visit with her before she left to be with Uncle Fran and her sisters . Rest In Peace Aunt Annie! Love you!

    Reply
    • Fran Paglia, January 14, 2018

      Dearest Fran,

      Your words are so lovely and comforting. I too am
      so so happy you were able to be with us in October.
      I miss her very much, but I know she is in peace with
      your grandmom and everyone else she loved and missed
      for so long. God bless and keep you. Love.

      Reply
  8. Sharon France, January 7, 2018

    My sweet friend,

    Our dear Annie is finally at peace. God bless you, Mary Ann and the rest if your family with His comfort. She was such a special person – I know the queen is holding court with the angels. Much love…..

    Reply
    • Fran Paglia, January 14, 2018

      Dearest Sharon,

      Thank you for being there to comfort me. It meant so very much.
      And Mom loved you so much. God bless you always. Love. 🙂

      Reply
  9. Kathleen Herlehy-Douglass, January 8, 2018

    To MARYANN & FRAN, TODAY WILL BE A SAD AND HAPPY DAY. SAD BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT HAVE AS WE ALL KNEW HER BUT WILL SUCH A VERY JOYOUS DAY FOR YOUR MOTHER. NO MORE PAIN AND SUFFERING AND JOINING HER LOVE OF HER LIFE AND FAMILY. SHE WAS SO LUCKY TO HAVE YOU BOTH AS HET DAUGHTERS. AND YOU WERE VERY VERY LUCKY TO HAVE HER AS YOUR FRIEND AND MOTHER. I PRAY YOU WILL HAVE COMFORT KNOWING SHE DID A GREAT JOB WITH HER LIFE AND FAMILY. WE WILL ALL REJOIN AGAIN ONE DAY WITH ALL OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN ANOTHER TIME.
    LOVE AND POSITIVE VIBES,
    KATHY HERLEHY-DOUGLASS & STEWART
    MOM LAURA M. HERLEHY. (91YRS OLD)0

    Reply
    • Fran Paglia, January 14, 2018

      Dear Kathy,

      Your words are so lovely and it was
      so lovely and comforting to see you.
      God bless and keep you, our dear friend.

      Reply
  10. Lenny and Ann Bukowski, January 8, 2018

    Maryann and Bill
    We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences.
    Lenny and Ann Bukowski

    Reply
    • Fran Paglia, January 14, 2018

      Lenny and Ann,

      Thank you so much for your comforting words to my Sis
      and Bill and our family. We will miss Mom so much
      but know she is now in God’s peace. God bless and
      keep you.

      Reply
  11. June Kennedy Moses, January 9, 2018

    Dear Fran and Maryann,
    My sincere condolences in the passing of your mother. Thoughts and prayers to you both during this difficult time. How blessed you were to have her for so many years.
    Sincerely,
    June Kennedy Moses
    .

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    • Fran Paglia, January 14, 2018

      Thank you, June. for your comforting and kind
      thoughts and words. It is so very sweet of you.
      Indeed we were blessed and know she is now
      in God’s peace. God bless you always.

      Reply

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