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Agnes Mary

Agnes Mary Sanfelippo

Born to eternal life Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the age of 93.

Preceded in death by her beloved husband Anthony J. Sanfelippo, her son John Sanfelippo, grandson Nathan Potter and her parents Neil and Ann McCairns.  She is the loving mother of Anthony (Charlene) Sanfelippo, Robert (Natalie) Sanfelippo, Thomas (Cathy) Sanfelippo, Marianne Sanfelippo, Patricia (Chris) Peck, Denise (John) Potter, and Therese Sanfelippo.  Loving Nana of Andrea (Dan), MeCheal, Crystal (Beau), Katie, Julia (Ryan), Olivia, John, Benjamin (Nicole), Daniel, Rachel, Angela (Cris), Caitlin, Alex, Connor, Andrew (Adrianna), Nick (Sarah), Sarah, David, Miguel, Lyle, and Savannah.

Great-Nana of James, Rowan, Liam, Blake, Aidan, Kaden, Levi, Alessandra, Niko, Sydney, Evan, Dylan, Chloe, Aaliyah & Izaia.

Cherished sister of Sally O’Connell and Mary Ellen Weege.  Beloved sister-in-law of Lucretia Guzzo, Frank Sanfelippo and Shirley Sottile.  Further survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins as well as her special “Silver & Gold Friends”, and many others, too numerous to name.


Family and friends will gather to celebrate Agnes on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Three Holy Women Parish – Holy Rosary Church (where Agnes has been a member for 93 years) 2011 N. Oakland Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of the Memorial Mass at 11:00 AM.  Inurnment Holy Cross Cemetery.


  1. Darlene Lewallen July 30, 2022 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Thankyou Agnes you were a beautiful caring neighbor. RIParadise…sending love and prayers to family & friends.❤❤

  2. Dan Yanko July 30, 2022 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Rest in Peace Agnes. Thank you! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless Agnes! <3

  3. Tina Hoffman July 30, 2022 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I have so many memories of Agnes, and her family. She was a big part of what made my childhood special. All my love to her family 💓

  4. Janet and Rob Reinhoffer July 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    1996. As first time homeowners, we could not have asked for a better neighbor! My memories are that Agnes was always so kind and caring, with sparkly eyes and a great sense of humor. Sending love your way!

  5. MeCheal Sanfelippo July 30, 2022 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Nana would always call & let me know she was praying for me when we would talk. Now the phone won’t be in the way! I want everyone to know that I should call & txt more but as we visit, I will remember to hug & squeeze a little bit longer & tighter! ❤️ 2 ALL , MeCheal &Sydney

  6. Dave and Ginny Mike July 30, 2022 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Agnes, you now know the secret. Rest In Peace❤️

  7. Julie Landes July 31, 2022 at 7:04 am - Reply

    I know that each and everyone of you listed in this beautiful tribute have been blessed immeasurably by your mom/nana’s love, laughter and kindness. Multiply that by thousands like the Hagner’s who were equally blessed to know her for a portion of her great life! Love and hugs from Julie, Chuck, James and Ann Hagner.

  8. Beckey Griffey July 31, 2022 at 8:59 am - Reply

    🕊The Heavens have truly gained a beautiful Angel❤️😘 May love surround your family and May God hold all of you in his loving arms until you meet again!

  9. Diane Yanko July 31, 2022 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Agnes you had a heart of gold- thank you for all your love and goodness- You will be missed
    very much. God blessed you and everyone who knew you. Love You

  10. Jeannine yanko July 31, 2022 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Agnes rest in peace you are a very special lady i wish you peace and to your family lots of love dear friends thanks for the beautiful memories always cherished love jeannine yanko

  11. Cathy Shively August 8, 2022 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Dear Sanfelippo Family,
    I met your sweet Mom 61 years ago, when I was blessed to be her “God Daughter”, and it is amazing how long we stayed in touch! All of us Griffey’s have such fond memories sharing time with you in that big beautiful house on Bartlett Street. What joy it brought us when we could spend an entire Sunday at your house. That was called “Company time”. Agnes always made her famous spaghetti. Not only for the 9 people in your family, but she made enough for the 10 of us too! If we were lucky, some of us could spend the night, and that was a spontaneous decision! I was always allowed to stay! And even though I didn’t pack pj’s or a swimsuit, there was always enough to share, since the 4 Sanfelippo girls were so generous! Swimming at Cesar’s Pool was the best! I When I learned how to drive, I would come over to your house and spend alot of time with your family. Agnes and Denise stayed at the hospital when I had a serious surgery,. I remember waking up and seeing their faces, and I was very happy and relieved! Agnes was such a strong and supportive woman! She was always there when there was joy and sorrow. Agnes shared in many of my special days,! My Wedding, births of my 2 girls, baptisms, graduations too! Mary and I had many opportunities to visit Agnes the last few years while she was living at East Castle. We would ask questions about the past, Agnes would tell us stories, we would laugh and hug and just enjoy the time with your sweet sweet mom! She always had hugs and countless “I love You’s”. We still miss our Mom so much, but going to see Agnes helped to fill that void! Mary and I would leave and say how great we felt just because we were able to spend time with her! Dear Sanfelippo Family, thankyou for sharing your Dear, Sweet Mommy with us! We look forward to celebrating her life with you on August 27! Much Love and Hugs!

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