OBITUARY

Mary Agnes (Antoine) Serrao

April 1, 1924July 4, 2021

It is with sadness that we the children and grandchildren of Mary Agnes Serrao, born Antoine announce her passing in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 4th in Montreal.

As gently sweet and kind, she has lived her life, as gently she has passed. She is gone to reunite with her darling husband and love Gerald Louis Serrao in Eternal Life.

Born April 1, 1924 in Port of Spain, Trinidad as an only child, her mother Pauline's extended family of brothers and sisters cherished and watched over Aggie.

Fiercely proud of her French and Sicilian ancestries.

Together Aggie and Gerry celebrated 57 years of marriage during which they showered their six children with unconditional love and affection.

Aggie is survived by Graciela (Robert Mongeau), Louise (Brian Rochford, deceased), Gerald (Ellen Lang), Margaret (Martin Grobisen), Marius (Hans-Peter Sauer), Tina (Pino D'Ioia) and ten grandchildren Karla (Arnaud), Tanya, Brendan, Jackie, Sam, Noah, Isaac, Kai, Luca and Max.

She will be forever remembered by her godson Michael Achong and his wife Joan, her goddaughter Elizabeth Ann Barden and all her relatives and friends in France, Trinidad, Venezuela, Australia, Spain ,Canada the US, Germany and around the world including all her Antoine relatives. Loving sister in law and Aunt to the Serrao Family, Achongs, Johnsons, Moscas, Carters, Ferreiras, DeMontbruns and Lees.

Our family would like to thank her caregivers who showed her kindness and love until the end. Thank you. To her faithful and caring friends who checked in on her, Gertrude, Isabel and Dolores.

To the layperson from the Parish, who would bring her communion and pray with her.

In lieu of flowers, please extend a hand to a person in need.

Services

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    Friday, July 9, 2021

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Martina Lannert

July 13, 2021

Dear Marius and Peter,

find comfort and peace in knowing, that Aggie was loved by many people and will always have a place in our heart.

Love,

Birgit, Reinhard & family
Ilse, Kara & Martina

Stephanie Guthier

July 12, 2021

Dear Marius & Peter,

may care and love af those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. We hope your memories sustain you through this difficult time.
You are in our thoughts and heart.

Love Stephanie and Udo

Mairi Achong

July 9, 2021

To my dear Serrao cousins,

Your mother was one of my favourite people. She embodied kindness, generosity, humour, and sophistication. She was always ready with a welcome smile and open arms. Auntie Agnes stood in for my Scottish godmother at my baptism, checked in on me frequently during my university years in Montréal, and shared stories of her youth and days as a young mum. She and Uncle Gerry were the first visitors when my daughter Emily was born, and they returned to drive us home from the hospital the next day. My family and I enjoyed every visit we had with her over the years. There will always be a special place in my heart where I treasure memories of Auntie Agnes.

Love from Mairi Louise and family.

Mena St Onge

July 9, 2021

Dear Louise and the whole Serrao family, I offer you my deepest sympathy during this very difficult time.
Mena St Onge

Sarah Tooth

July 9, 2021

Dearest Marius & Peter,

My deepest condolences for your loss. Though I never had the opportunity to meet her it's clear that Aggie has left a mark of love and kindness in the lives of those that knew her.

Thinking of you and your family.

Sincerely,

Sarah

Liz Ann Barden

July 9, 2021

Dear Graciela, Louise, Gerald, Margaret, Marius & Tina,

My condolence to you and your families on your loss.

Auntie Aggie (my godmother) and my Dad (her first cousin) were very close growing up and we would always look forward to her trips to Trinidad with Uncle Gerry & the kids (in my time, that would be Margaret, Marius and Tina). You all would stay with us and we would go to the beach and play lots of games under Auntie Aggie's watchful eye. I have many fond memories of her from those times and also remember how at home she made me feel when I spent about 6 weeks of my summer vacation with you guys in Montreal when I was in my mid-teens.

Auntie Aggie was the apple of the eye of her two aunts who lived with us and I remember her as being kind and soft-spoken.

May loving memories ease your loss and bring you all comfort. I am sure she is looking down at you all with that gentle smile of hers.

God bless and lots of love!

Mike Callaghan

July 8, 2021

Dear Marius and Peter,
I am so sorry for your loss. . The obituary was very beautiful. Please know that I am thinking of you and sending love and good energy to you.

Therese Antoine

July 8, 2021

Dear Marius, Graciela, Louise, Gerard, Margaret and Tina and all your loved ones, I join with you in mourning the passing of “Aggie”.
She was my first cousin, and the last of that generation in age(35 years separate d us). I am so glad to have had the opportunity to visit her several times in Montréal over the past few years. Thanks to Marius, who would drive to meet me at the Sisters of St. Ann, when I went to visit one of my sisters who lived there.
I treasure those moments tremendously, especially the times when she recalled the family times and bits of family history and when Marius would initiate the singing of “Que sera, sera”. She was always interested in family and would ask about everyone she could remember, having left Trinidad so long ago.
I will also miss the little quirky corrections if we pointed out the wrong person in a photo!!! Aggie was so proud of her family and loved her husband and children immensely!
May she Rest In eternal Peace with the Lord!
Love and prayers to all…

Tanja Plenk

July 8, 2021

Dear Marius, dear Peter,

I am so sorry for your loss. She must have been a wonderful woman. Your memories of the beautiful moments with her will stay with you forever.

My heartfelt condolences

Tanja

Anthony Alliot

July 8, 2021

Dearest Marius & Peter,

My sincere condolences for your loss. Although I never met her, Aggie often came up in our conversations and I have no doubt her spirit lives on in your character and warmth.

She is fortunate to have such an amazing and caring family beside her and her strength and character deserves to be celebrated.

Respectfully,

Anthony

FROM THE FAMILY