Edith Y. Ragonese

November 16, 1931February 16, 2018
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Edith Ragonese (Edie, Mum, Grandmum, and Brooklyn Girl)

Edith Ragonese entered heaven peacefully on February 16, 2018. Known adoringly as Mum, and Grandmum. Edie's positive, loving, and humerous spirit lives on with all of us. She joins Sal, her beloved husband (of 56 years) and best buddy, in heaven. Edith and her son, Jody, had a cherished and close relationship. Edie was blessed with two darling grand-daughters, Isabella and Juliana, and a wonderful daughter-in law, Laura. Born in NY City on November 16, 1931, Edith grew up in Brooklyn with various foster families. Special thanks to the Kandell family who made a positive impact on her life. Edie loved and admired her three Brothers, Phil, Bill, and Mel, her inlaws, and all of their families. Edith lived in various places including Venice, CA, Millburn, NJ, and moved closer to her family in Clinton, CT.

She had a wonderful voice and sang for the troops and audiences in Long Island, Wyoming, and Florida. Her cooking talents were showcased during a family house fire. The firemen saved Mum's garlic roast beef, because they smelled the spices. Her passion for drawing and writing included sketches of clowns and colorful love notes to her husband. She loved being a mentor to many young adults throughout her life.

Thanks to Edie's amazing DNA, her loving family, friends, neighbors, and Angel Caregivers Team, our Momma Edith lived a very happy life. She achieved her major goal to live at home for her entire adult life. All are welcome to join Edie's Visiting hours on Friday, 2/23 from 5-7, and her funeral on Saturday, 2/24 at 9:30 at Swan Funeral Home at 825 Boston Post Road in Madison, CT. Memorial contributions can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


  • Calling Hours Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, February 24, 2018

Edith Y. Ragonese

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Jody, Laura, Isabella, and Juliana Ragonese

February 20, 2018

Mum, We miss and love you dearly! Sending you millions of hugs via Angel Express. Thanks for being an incredible Mom, Granmdmum, and sweet soul. You are in all of our hearts. Love, Jody, Laura, and the Girls

Barbara Trivett

February 19, 2018

Growing up some of my fondest memories were at Aunt Edie and Uncle Sals home. Traveling with Aunt Lil to have homemade Italian dinners or Lox and bagels was such a treat. Aunt Edie was so kind giving me advice during my awkward preteen years on my hair and clothes . It was a home filled with love with a family devoted to each other, this you felt as soon as you walked in . I will forever be grateful for those memories with the Ragonese family . All my love , Barbara Trivett

Jeff & Ginnie Dexter

February 18, 2018

Our heartfelt condolences to Jody and all of Edie's relatives and friends. She lived a very full life and had a marvelous gift for lighting up a room with her witty and fun conversation. We're better off for having known her.

Kathleen Conner

February 18, 2018

I was one of Edith's Angels here on earth.. I took care of Edith for a little over two years. She was such a lovely , caring soul. She and I had many conversations and laughs. I will surely miss her presence in my life . She is the true angel with a heart of gold , for all the pain she endured, she never complained once. The love and bond that she and her son , Jody had , was a beautiful thing to witness.
Miss you always ~ I love you Edith ❤

Carole Sheppard

February 18, 2018

I am so sad that my sister-in-law, the exquisite Edie, has passed. She was a beautiful, smart, witty, charming young woman when we first met. At my wedding to her brother, I told her that SHE was the most beautiful woman there! We became good friends and remained so even after my divorce and remarriage. I know that her son, my sweet nephew, Jody meant the world to her. Her heart was filled with love for Sal and for Jody and his family. She will be missed. ❤