Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

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Louis Joseph Bagnato

June 1, 1924September 10, 2020

Louis “Luigi” J. Bagnato, age 96, passed away on September 10, 2020. He was born on June 1, 1924, in Albany, NY to Nazzareno Gaetano Bagnato and Mary Alberta Stuart. He married Shirley Jean Smith on June 7, 1947.

Luigi enlisted and served in the US Army from December 3, 1942, to June 10, 1945. He served overseas in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II and was assigned to the Air Corps in the 1086th Signal Company of the 54th Air Service Group.

Luigi worked for Beloit Eastern for 30 years and retired in 1989 as the Sales Engineer for the North East & Middle Atlantic states. He enjoyed running and completed over 20 marathons, including the New York City marathon in 1980. He was a member of the Jacksonville Track Club and ran the Jacksonville River Run every year for 25 years. Luigi also enjoyed sailing, rebuilding cars, a good dish of pasta, and a funny practical joke.

Luigi is preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Shirley, his daughter, Linda Abrams, and his son, William “Bill” Bagnato. He is survived by his two granddaughters Heather (Donnon) Persson and Isabella Bagnato, and his great-granddaughter, Amelia Persson.


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Louis Joseph Bagnato

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Domenica Genovese

September 16, 2020

I have the fondest memories of Uncle Lou. He had the sharpest sense of humor and knew how to make everyone laugh with his antics. He cherished his family and enjoyed his career. I will miss him.

Mary louise Graffunder clark

September 16, 2020

So many wonderful memories. He and Aunt Shirley attended a party at our home in Voorheesville NY. Since they lived in Florida no one in the family expected them. All of a sudden we heard loud music and two people with paper bags over their heads were dancing and staggering up our neighbors driveway and into our yard. They were running up to my three brothers and trying to get them to dance. No one wanted anything to do with either of them. Finally Uncle Lou pulled the bag off his head and everyone screamed and yelled. What a wonderful party that turned out to be.


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