OBITUARY

Francesca AGNETA

July 21, 1941March 22, 2021

Francesca AGNETA was born on July 21, 1941 and passed away on March 22, 2021 and is under the care of Chas. Peter Nagel Funeral Directors.

Visitation will be held on March 25, 2021 at 9:00 am at St. Joseph's Church of Yorkville, 404 East 87 Street, New York, NY. Funeral Service will be held on March 25, 2021 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph's Church of Yorkville, 404 East 87 Street, New York, NY.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

Memories

Francesca AGNETA

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Monica Von Thun Calderon

April 21, 2021

Massimo,
One of my fondest memories is of driving through the Italian countryside with you and Francesca, our newfound friends, on the occasion of Stefano and Cristina’s wedding. It was my husband’s first trip to Italy and we were all very happy and having such a good time making each other understood in excited conversation. I’ve been grateful ever since for your generosity of spirit and always valued the moments we would meet up again when Stefano came to town.

My sincere condolences for your loss.

With much love,
Monica

Teresa Fiore

March 27, 2021

Scopro della scomparsa di Francesca leggendo l'articolo di Tiziana Ferrario su La Voce di NY. E mi riempio di tristezza. La sua amica giornalista l'ha descritta come l'ho conosciuta io, anche se molto più brevemente. Ci eravamo incontrate dopo averla vista sullo shuttle di Magazzino, e da allora, tra una chiacchiera e l'altra, ero entrata nel suo circuito di informazione su scienza, politica, cultura, e tant'altro. Un giorno pieno di impegni, pur di incontrarmi, venne con me a prendere mia figlia a scuola, e scoprendo che aveva fatto un lavoro su Malala, ci fece visita a casa portandole un magnete con l'immagine di questa ragazzina tenace. E' ancora li` attaccato alle scale a chiocciola di ferro, metafora della sua vita da quando la conoscevo, in salita, scomoda, ma piena di luce e leggerezza, malgré tout. Un abbraccio affettuoso a Massimo, a cui va il mio pensiero.

PS I hope that a scholarship in her name will be instituted. She cared so much about young people and their education.

Abbas Yongacoglu

March 26, 2021

Dear Massimo,

We had the good fortune of meeting Francesca and you through my sister. We had the opportunities of getting together and celebrating several events together in New York, California and Ottawa. We will savor the memories of those days. We will always remember your generosity and cherish our friendship.

Abbas & Emel

Martin Chungong

March 25, 2021

Dear Massimo,
I have learnt of the sad news of the passing of your beloved wife, Francesca. I just wanted to offer my heartfelt condolences and wish that you and the family will find the fortitude to withstand what is a big loss for you. With warm regards

Martin Chungong
Secretary General
Inter-Parliamentary Union

Necla Tschirgi

March 25, 2021

Francesca,
Warm and generous friend... enthusiastic "cultural ambassador"... endlessly curious about all things that are interesting and beautiful... always sharing your many discoveries with family and friends around the world... elegant...full of love and laughter... inseparable from your dearest Massimo... You brought such joy and beauty to our lives... We already miss you and will always remember your trademark word of excitement when we see anything of special beauty or attraction: "fantastico!" May you rest in peace! You will always live in our hearts. Necla Tschirgi

Martha Muntzel

March 24, 2021

Dear Massimo, times spent with you and Francesca are treasured memories. One of the best was drinking champagne on the rooftop of Necla’s apartment building in NYC, or when you made risotto for us at your home. Francesca knew everything about everything. She introduced Ana and me to the lovely Italian, French andEnglish gardens in Central Park and so much more. Sending you love from Mexico, Martha

Mico Licastro

March 24, 2021

Francesca did not leave us. She will always be present in our talks within ourselves, inquiring, prodding, supporting.

Ana Cristina De Vincenzi Braga

March 23, 2021

Caro Massimo and family,

I am a fortunate person because of the friends I have made and the places I have lived and visited.
I used to visit my Turkish friend, Necla Tschirgi ,during the 10 years she worked in Manhattan, and through her, Massimo and Francesca opened their hearts and home to me:an Italian-Brazilian.

Throughout our many adventures together I discovered how Francesca was able to bring the joyful child in her.

We shared a passion for Rome and she gave me countless suggestions of the places she thought I should visit.
It was a privilege to follow her paths in the city through her eyes and tastes while feeling her by my side.

Francesca, such a beautiful poetic name, restera Sorriso, Luce,Curiosita, buon Gusto, Amore, Eleganza, Vita.
Sara sempre con me .
Ana

Elisabetta Calello

March 23, 2021

Dear Massimo,
Heartbroken to hear of Francesca's passing. She will be truly missed by many. To know Francesca was to love her. She touched and lovingly guided all she met. Her legacy will be our memories of her extraordinary presence and intellectual curiosity. I will always remember how her face would light up when anyone mentioned your name ! Love like that comes once in a lifetime. We are all better for having known her. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and extend to her family in Italy my thoughts and prayers.
Elisabetta Calello

Andrea Senatori

March 23, 2021

Ciao caro Massimo, ti sono vicino con Gabriella e Edoardo, un pensiero e un ricordo pieno d’affetto per la cara Francesca.