Concetta (Connie) Grace D’Agostino (Totilo), a longtime resident of Stamford, CT, and a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend passed away at her grandson Jamie’s home on December 18th. She was born in Providence, RI on May 15, 1927, and was one of eight children born to the late Michael and Pasqualina Rainone Totilo. Connie was 95 years old at the time of her passing.
She met Joe D’Agostino in 1946 after his return from WWII and they were married in 1948. In 1955 Connie and Joe opened Joseph’s Decorating Studio which they operated for over 40 years. They made custom drapes, slipcovers, and upholstered furniture.
Connie also excelled at cooking and baking. Her manicotti and chicken soup were family favorites as well as her Christmas cookies and especially her anisette cookies. Her dining room was always open to family and friends and often she would serve impromptu meals.
Connie and Joe spent many winters in Florida and despite the good Florida weather she couldn’t wait to get home to be with her family. She prayed the rosary for her family’s benefit every day.
Connie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph R. D’Agostino, Sr. in 2014. She is survived by three sons: Ralph D’Agostino and wife Donna, Jeffery D’Agostino and wife Dina, and Joseph D’Agostino, Jr. and his partner Karen; six grandchildren; Jamie and his wife Susan, Justin and his wife Lindsay, Melissa, Arianna, Chelsea and Rebecca D’Agostino; three great-grandchildren; Charlotte, Chloe and Lia D’Agostino and a sister, Natalie Sorbo.
In addition to her husband and parents, Connie was predeceased by her two children Joseph and Michael, brothers Nicholas, Joseph and Anthony Totilo, and sisters Margaret Totilo, Angie Dutetre and Mary Gabriele.
Friends and family may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, CT on December 21, 2022 from 4 to 8 PM, with a mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on December 22, 2022 at 10:30 AM, at The Church of St. Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. The interment will immediately follow mass at St. John R.C. Cemetery in Darien.
Memorial donations may be made to: American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association
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