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Theresa Garzi Avignone
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Birth: unknown
Calabria, Italy
Death: Mar. 25, 2011
West New Brighton
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA

Theresa Avignone, 90, of Mariners Harbor, a loving homemaker, died Friday at Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton.

Born Theresa Garzi in San Martino, Calabria, Italy, she arrived at Ellis Island at the age of two. She grew up in Mount Vernon, The Bronx, and moved to Mariners Harbor in 1942.

A homemaker, Mrs. Avignone also helped family by lending a hand at the Sunshine Deli in Mariners Harbor. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and her loved ones would always look foward to her Sunday dinners and her delicious Italian cookies. She often spent time candling eggs with her husband, which was a skill that she was very proud of. She also enjoyed music and taking trips to Atlantic City.

"Mom was always there when someone needed her," said her daughter, Nancy.

Her husband of thirty-eight years, Attilio, died in 1980. Her daughter, Theresa Roschbach-Gregorio, died in 1993.

In addition to her daughter, Nancy, surviving are a son, Vincent; a sister, Virginia DeMarco; nine grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held tomorrow from the Matthew Funeral Home, Willowbrook, with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Michael's R.C. Church, Mariners Harbor.
Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, West Brighton.
Published in the Staten Island Advance on March 28, 2011. 
Family links: 
  Attilio Avignone (1920 - 1980)
Saint Peters Cemetery
West New Brighton
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Mar 28, 2011
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 Added: Mar. 28, 2011

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