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Born: Jun 18, 1939

Date of Passing: Nov 08, 2021

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June 18, 1939 – November 8, 2021

The family of Agostina Crisanti is saddened to announce her passing on Tuesday, November 8, 2021 at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 82 years old.
Agostina was born June 18, 1939 in Termini Imerese, Italy, the third daughter of Antonino and Maria Teresi. In 1959, at the young age of 20 she immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba. On May 7, 1960 she married Giuseppe Crisanti and the following year their only child Vince was born. Agostina had a great deal of love for her family. She was a devoted wife and mother and dedicated friend to many. Agostina's employment outside the home included working at a local sewing factory where she not only made beautiful clothes but she created long and lasting friendships with many of her co-workers. Her talents as a seamstress were remarkable. At home she would sew and make patterns from scratch that developed into amazing garments, or she'd make curtains /drapery that was hard to believe it wasn't store purchased. Along with her husband Joe she had a love of gardening and together they would spend hours in their yard, with tomatoes and zucchini being the pride of their crops. This was followed by hours in the kitchen as Agostina would make her own pasta sauce and the aroma could be enjoyed throughout the neighbourhood. She also had a flare for baking and often shared her Italian recipes with family and friends. You certainly never left their home hungry. Together Agostina and Joe proudly volunteered for many years at the Italian Pavilion during Winnipeg's annual Folklorama festival.
Agostina's pride and joy was her son Vince, watching him grow, get an education, getting married, becoming a father and owning his own business. Agostina's heart was sadly broken when her husband passed away October (2011) and Vince (2015) both due to Cancer. Her loss was unmeasurable. She was also predeceased by her parents, Antonino and Maria Teresi, sisters, Cosima (Domenico) Grasso and Pina Morello.
Due to ill health, Agostina moved from her home in Villa Cabrini to The Convalescent Centre in Winnipeg; and most recently this past year to the Riverview Health Centre. Our family wishes to extend deepest gratitude and appreciation to the excellent staff at both locations who cared so professionally and lovingly for Agostina, especially during Covid restrictions.
Left to cherish her memory is daughter-in- law Marci Crisanti: granddaughter Lindsay Crisanti, grandson Greg (Carrie) Crisanti and great-grandchildren, Jett (5), Emberley (3) and Brixley (1) all of Brandon, Manitoba; sister Maria Morello: brother-in-law Joe (Rosa) Morello: Termini Imeresi; as well as several nieces and nephews all from Sicily, Italy. Also, Denis and Diane Magnee of Winnipeg who over the years went from being Joe and Agostina's neighbours to becoming chosen family members
Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Tuesday, November 16 at 11:00 a.m. from Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 5510 River Avenue, Father Sam Argenziano celebrant. Viewing will be held half hour prior to the Funeral Mass, mask will be required. Live-streaming of the mass will be made available on the Holy Rosary link:
Entombment in Green Acres Holy Angel Mausoleum, Hwy. #1 and Navin Road.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 13, 2021

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  • I'm sorry your grandma loss. We have sad you sad, I will be going to work 2 days. I am sad you Crisanti Family love - Posted by: Danny Klus (Friend) on: Nov 16, 2021

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