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Virginia Andy Agostinelli

  • On June 10, 2019

Virginia Andy Agostinelli, age 92 of Houston, PA, formerly of Washington, PA passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Born on February 17, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Angela Andy. Beloved wife to the late Philip Agostinelli. Loving mother of Rita Jo Agostinelli and Philip (Laurie) Agostinelli. Loving sister to Betty Cargnello and Albert Andy. Dear grandmother to Megan (Nathan Mast) Criswell, Briane Agostinelli, Chelsea Agostinelli, and Philip Josh Agostinelli. Loving great-grandmother to Paxton Angelo Mast. Virginia is preceded in death by her daughter Susan Agostinelli Criswell, her grandson Tyler Criswell and many brothers and sisters.

Virginia enjoyed bingo and the casino. She loved cooking and wrote a family cookbook titled “Nonna’s Favorite Recipes.” She also loved to watch game shows like Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Family Feud with her dogs. Virginia will be missed by all.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 5 PM – 8 PM at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. Additonal viewing will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 12:30 PM until time of service at 1:30 PM. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.


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Janette Heitmeier
  • Jun 10 2019
Dearest Cousins, We are so sorry to hear of our beloved Aunts passing. We cannot express in words how great it has been to be back in the area and be able to see Aunt Virginia more. We loved our times together and she will be dearly missed. The casino luncheons and our annual holiday dinners will never be the same. We so wished we could be with you but know that you’re all in our hearts and prayers. Love, Don and Janette
Brenda mcadoo
  • Jun 10 2019
I’m so very sorry for your loss . What a beautiful lady . You’re in my prayers .
Tina Garbart
  • Jun 10 2019
I’m so sorry to hear of Aunt Virginia’s passing. I have such fond memories of her, from swimming at her house when I was young, to camping at Big Bear Lake. And the peach cookies! I was just looking through her cookbook not long ago. I will have to make one of the recipes in her honor. Sending love and condolences. She was a wonderful person and will be missed. Love, Tina and Glenn Garbart
Angela Distefano Gradek
  • Jun 10 2019
So sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. I was the flower girl in her wedding to Phil along with my cousin, Dennis Colusci, who was ring bearer. She was one of my favorite Agostinelli. May she Rest In Peace.
Barb Nicolella
  • Jun 10 2019
My deepest condolences, Megan, Nate, Paxton & family. May the fond, loving & warm memories you have of your Grandmother surround you & give you joy & comfort at this difficult time. Love to all, Barbie
Howard Isenberg
  • Jun 11 2019
Condolences to the family and friends! Will be missed!!!
Jane zaremba
  • Jun 11 2019
What a fun lady, I will always treasure her spirit, humor and love of life. Having great memories of watching game shows and enjoying her Halloween costumes. We are blessed to have another angel watching over us. You will be missed Virginia Til we meet again
cindy meadows
  • Jun 11 2019
R.I.P. Mom. You will be missed by all and remembered by everyone who knew you. Love you
Barb guthrie
  • Jun 11 2019
To me she was aunt Virginia. I was so blessed to have her in my life for so long.
Dorothy Scheidler
  • Jun 11 2019
Dear Rita I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your mother had a very special relationship and I hope all the memories of things you shared together bring comfort and peace. Its very unique bond the two of you had and a very special blessing for you. I will keep you in my prayers that you find peace in knowing that she live a very full life and that you made her happy. Take care . God bless you and keep you in his care Dorothy Scheidler
Deborah Kennedy
  • Jun 11 2019
Rita, Sending my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. Virginia will always have a very special place in my heart.
Monica Saporito
  • Jun 13 2019
Dear Megan, I can remember as if it were yesterday, meeting your Nonna. What a sweet lady! I have eliminated most all of my cookbooks, but will always cherish the one she wrote that you gave to me. It's hard losing someone so dear to you. You have my deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Monica Saporito
Kathy Frantz-Warren
  • Jun 13 2019
Dear Rita Jo, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. Remember all the good times and treasure those memories. They will make you laugh till you cry. God Bless.