Deacon Frank Agosta

July 26, 1937June 22, 2013

Deacon Frank Agosta, 75, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 5:00 - 7:00pm at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. A Rosary will follow at 7:00pm.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Wednesday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Flowood with visitation one hour prior at the church. Interment will be at Parkway Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeland.

He was born July 26, 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late Charles Agosta, Sr. and Ella Agosta and proud of his Sicilian heritage. He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and served in the Army at Fort Riley Kansas. He and his family lived briefly in Burkburnett, TX prior to moving to Mississippi. A Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, he was ordained as a Deacon of the Catholic Church in July 1979, and served with St. Jude Catholic Church of Pearl until 1994, then St. Paul Catholic Church of Flowood until his passing. His life was dedicated to his family and his church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and son, Anthony Frank Agosta.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Rowena Agosta; son, Timothy Agosta; daughter, Ann Agosta Divine (Wayne); brother, Charles Agosta, Jr. (Marlene); sister, Mary Brughman; grandchildren, Jake and Rachel Divine; brothers-in-law, Larry Rotherham (Florene); Dan Rotherham (Kathy), David Rotherham (Dannette); sisters-in-law, Ann Schneider, Lynne Barlow (Larry) and Beth Bourne (Jim); and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the St. Paul Knights of Columbus Council No. 10216, 5971 Hwy 25, Flowood, Ms 39232, for any charitable causes they represent.


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 25, 2013
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, June 25, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Beverly Jordan Johnson

October 13, 2013

I just learned of Frank's passing. I am so sorry to hear this. He and I were in the same high school graduating class at Tech High in Omaha NE.

July 2, 2013

Rowena: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Sincerely, Judy & Russ Napier

Debra Flynn

June 27, 2013

Dear Agosta Family,
Please know that we will never forget Mr. Frank for all of his kindness and compassion. I remember going to CYO with Tony, and Mrs. Rowe helped me with my wedding at St. Judes. My family sends our deepest condolences for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
Becky, Debra, Michael, and Kathryn Flynn

Colleen Steele

June 27, 2013

We will miss you very much,especially mom. You were always so kind and caring to her and our family throughout the years.We always enjoyed your smile and laughter .God bless you and know you will do great work in Heaven.
Colleen,Jayanne & family

Rocky (Arch then) Petrocchi

June 26, 2013

Hello, Ro! Frank……Frankie then......and I were cousins growing up in Omaha, Nebraska. After we both left Omaha to pursue our lives, we lost touch with one another. But several years ago when he was at a conference in Denver, he sought me out to re-connect with each other. I remember Frank as a deeply caring and insightful person. I'm sorry you......and all of us......have lost him for now to a dimension we cannot see or touch. But expect him to seek you out and re-connect when you too step into his dimension!

Maura Lee

June 26, 2013

Ro so sorry to hear the news, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Maura and Rusty Lee

June 26, 2013

Phylis&Ray Fraiser

Tom & Marybeth Curran

June 25, 2013

My family and I are deeply saddened by your loss. He was such a wonderful man and he will be dearly missed by all who have ever had the pleasure of meeting him.

Scarlett Larkin

June 25, 2013

My condolences to the family of such a kind and loving man. I loved him the day I met him 13 years ago and he will always be in my heart. I will miss Deacon Frank so very much.

June 25, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. If there is anything we can do, let us know.
Craig and Vickie Jones