Josephine Agri

June 24, 1922December 25, 2012

Josephine Agri “Jo” Age 90, of Greenwich, CT, and Lake Worth, FL, passed away on the Lord’s birthday, December 25, 2012, in Greenwich. It was her final Christmas gift to her beloved husband, Mario J. Agri “Sonny”, who passed away December 23, 2008 and to her dear deceased mother, Nora Embarato, to join them in heaven. Born June 24, 1922, in New York City, Jo and Sonny were married 70 years. She is survived by her four daughters, Camille Agri Gentile and her husband of Simsbury, CT, Noreen Agri of Greenwich, CT, Jill Noel Nagel and her husband of Greenwood, MN, and Monica Agri Bowes and her husband of Atlanta, GA; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In speaking about “Josie”, her family members would often mention her beauty, which was the spark to the flame that began a lifelong marriage to her Sonny. Friends and family remember her subtle humor which provoked unexpected laughter for all, except Josie, who always asked “What’s so funny?”; then, realizing her wit, she also laughed.

Jo was highly talented at knitting and needlepoint, which kept her active until her final days; and, she loved her dogs and cats who stayed by her side. She was her family’s solid rock.

A Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on December 29, 2012 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Greenwich, CT. The family will receive relatives and friends 4-7pm Friday, December 28, at Gallagher Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send a memorial donation to Humane Society of the United States, at To leave an online condolence please visit



  • Visitation Friday, December 28, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 29, 2012


  • Final Resting Place

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Peter Jiser

September 10, 2013

Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed meeting Josephine and speaking with her I found her to be inspirational. When she told me some stories, I liked to share them with other people. I thought she was a very determined and strong person.
Best wishes to your family.

Vickie Dudas

January 2, 2013

So sorry for your loss.

Judy (Barto) Yung

December 31, 2012

Dear Agri Family,

I'm so sad to hear of the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anne Drake

December 30, 2012

Jill - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


December 30, 2012

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Sonny's wife. I meet her once when Sonny brought her to the hardware store where I once worked. She was very nice and a perfect partner for Sonny.

December 29, 2012

Our condolences to Noreen and family. We were extremely saddened to hear of Jo's passing. She will be truly missed by all who loved her.


Pat Santarsiero and Family

Fleurette Roberts

December 28, 2012

Dear Girls-
Jo& Sonny & Eddie and I met when we all moved to New Rochelle. We had such good times together there and even when we all lived in Greenwich and we went out for a fun evening we always came home happy & laughing. We were fortunate in enjoying the good times and I shall miss Jo but now she is reunited with Sonny.
Love to you all children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Fleurette Roberts

Mickie Kimball

December 28, 2012

Dear Agri Girls,

A legend has passed onto Heaven, I hope St. Peter is ready for her! She will be missed forever. Sympathy and prayers....much love, Mickie K. Kimball & Family

December 27, 2012

Dear Noreen,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Love, Kenny and Beth

Anita Culosi

December 27, 2012

Dear Cousin Noreen...Although I have not seen you since 1987...when you came to my Mom's wake with your father...I have often thought about you...and your family.

Please accept my (belated) condolences in the loss of your father...and now in the loss of your mother...and extend my sympathy to your sisters.

With my prayers for your family.