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April 3, 2013

Agnes V. Puzio, 98

Andover — On March 7, 2013, our walking angel Agnes Victoria (DeNardi) Puzio had to move on to her next calling. She died peacefully, surrounded by her family. Her 98 years were a legacy of love and devotion to her family, her close friends, and sometimes people who just really needed her help. Agnes Victoria showed us all to love the simple things and be content with what we have.

Living through the great depression, all five brothers heading off to war, many serious illnesses including battling breast cancer, and nearly a century of a rapidly changing world – she was grounded in living the golden rule, modern before her time, wise in many ways and never judgmental – ‘you’re not better than anyone and no one is better than you’ is one of our favorites. She loved with a truly open heart and she helped others however she could.

If cooking was her passion then family was her religion. Agnes was happiest cooking for a full table of her family – having us all together - talking, laughing, and sharing stories. Her stories of her childhood in Naples, Italy, living in New York City, and what it was like to be part of an Italian family with 2 sisters and 5 brothers, were often the family favorites. She also enjoyed spending time with her devoted husband Alfred, talking, walking on the beach and dancing whenever they got a chance.

We will hold Agnes Victoria, our mom, nana and great nana, sister, aunt - in our hearts and our heads from now on. She is survived by her three daughters and their husbands: Barbara and Archie Angelone, Ellen and Tony (pre-deceased) Foresta, Terry and Stephen Knott, her incredibly thankful grandchildren: Michael and Sherri Foresta, Danielle and Dave Dellovo, David Angelone and Becky, Lisa and Will Plourde, Stephen Knott and Kellie, 14 great grandchildren, her two brothers Victor DeNardi and Mario DeNardi, and many nieces, nephews.

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