Lois Moore D'Agostino

March 26, 1947June 3, 2024
Obituary of Lois Moore D'Agostino
Lois Ann D'Agostino (nee Moore), 77, of Glen Allen, Virginia, passed away on June 3, 2024 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's and later cancer. True to form, she faced both with grace and indomitable spirit. She was surrounded by family throughout her journey and at the end. Born on March 26, 1947 in Washington, North Carolina, to Paul Randolph Moore and Annie Belle Moore, Lois was the fourth of their eight children. She graduated from Newport News High School in 1965. After a year of business school, she began her career at Fort Monroe, where she met her future husband, Charles (Chuck) D'Agostino of Providence, Rhode Island. The couple married on October 18, 1969, and settled in Alexandria, Virginia, where they raised their three children. Lois was known for her warm heart, unyielding spirit, beautiful blue eyes, and a smile that lit up the room. Lois instilled a love of learning and a deep sense of fun and adventure in innumerable children in her 20+ years as an educator in the Alexandria Public Schools System. She spent most of her career as a kindergarten assistant at George Mason Elementary School. While she loved all children, her true passion in life was her family. A consummate homemaker, Lois dedicated herself to her children and community. Room parent, Team Mom, PTA officer, Girl Scout troop leader, Sunday School teacher, Lois was an active volunteer and supported her kids in all of their pursuits. In her spare time, Lois always kept busy. Never one to sit about, Lois could be found tidying her already immaculate home, meeting a girlfriend for a walk, tending to her beautiful backyard garden, or cooking a delicious meal from scratch. Her kids’ favorite days were coming home from school, seeing a red sauce with meatballs and sausage simmering on the stove while Lois was covered in flour kneading dough for strombolis. After she retired from teaching, Lois fell in love with the game of golf. Almost daily, she could be found at the Pohick Bay Golf Club in Northern, Virginia, playing rounds of golf or driving the beverage cart. She proudly displayed her tip jar as “the grandchildren fund.” Lois was blessed with seven grandchildren whom she doted upon endlessly. Never a stranger to anyone, Lois could be counted on to engage whomever was fortunate enough to be next to her in the grocery line, or walking in the same general direction, to brag about her grandkids. The love and admiration were certainly mutual; her grandchildren enjoyed telling friends about their "cool" grandmother who was happy to get on the floor to do art projects or build car racetracks, and thought nothing of hopping into a headstand well into her 70s. Lois was a pillar of strength and support to those around her, always ready to lend a helping hand or a listening ear. Her kindness and compassion left an indelible mark on everyone she met. She is survived by her husband, Chuck, of 54 years, her three children, Cosmo (Abby), Bill (Juliet), and Annie Benjamin (Corey), and seven grandchildren that called her "Gigi"; Caroline, Charlie, Will, Annabel, James, Michael, and Nicolas. She is also survived by siblings, Barbara, Randy, Eugene, and Cathy. Lois's family is appreciative of the outpouring of support during her illness, and is particularly grateful for the loving care she received from her aide, Julia, and the kind staff at Spring Arbor, particularly Sharonda, Russel, RJ, Miranda, Coco, Shankita and LaShawna. The family is holding a private memorial and remembrance service to celebrate Lois's life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude's Children’s Hospital, reflecting Lois's lifelong commitment to children. Lois D'Agostino's legacy of love, generosity, and unwavering strength will continue to inspire all who knew her. She will be deeply missed but forever remembered in the hearts of her loved ones. Rest in peace, Lois. Your spirit lives on in all of us.

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