Agnes De Mauro, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, in-law, and friend to many, died peacefully in her sleep at her Sherrills Ford, NC, home surrounded by family, on February 24, following a brief illness.
Agnes is pre-deceased by her beloved husband of 69 years, John; her parents, William and Agnes (Knueur) Fig; sister Dolores (Fig) Telowitz; and brothers William and Jack Fig.
She is survived by sisters AnnaMarie (Fig) and Simon Bula of Pawley’s Island, SC, and Dorothy (Fig) and John Tinsman of Daytona, FL; and brothers George (and Christine); and Frank (and Edna May) of Phoenix, AZ.
She is also survived by sons Sal (and Marge Wuebker) De Mauro of Denver, NC; John De Mauro of Iron Station, NC; and Bill (and Diane Jackson) De Mauro of Valdese, NC; daughters AnnaMarie (and Joe) Sealey of Ortona, FL; and Beth (and Vincent Yandoli) De Mauro of Sherrills Ford, NC; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren:
Christopher and Melanie (Dubrow) De Mauro and Mason and Miles of Huntersville, NC; Anthony and Christine (Salkeld) De Mauro and Caleb and Jack of Cornelius, NC; and Michael De Mauro of Denver; and
Dawn (De Mauro) and Dean Henline; Ashtyn (Henline) and Zack Edwards and Arden of Morganton, NC; Kendal Henline of Wilmington, NC; and Jerry Henline of Morganton, NC; Tara (De Mauro) and David Wheatley and Holden and Dawson of Conover, NC; and Alison De Mauro and Chris (and Zoie) May of Cape Coral, FL.
William De Mauro and Katana, Cheyanne (Kinsley and the late Lain), William III, Jonathan, Addison, and Caroline of Lincolnton, NC; Patrick and Melissa (Pihl) De Mauro and Emily and Amanda
Jennifer (Sealey) and Cody Chilson and Cipher of Cape Coral, FL; Kristina Sealey Azza and Emily Grace of Fort Myers, FL;
Michael and Emily (Walter) Knoblock and Maria and William of Mesa, AZ; Edward and Michelle (Rubino) Knoblock of Brick Township, NJ; Rebecca M. (Knoblock) and John Craggan and Alexys and Jessica of South Plainfield, NJ.
Agnes is also survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins throughout the country who fondly think of her as the family matriarch.
Agnes was born in Brooklyn, NY, on July 8, 1928. She then moved to Parlin, NJ, in 1952, where she worked for many years for the telephone company as a switchboard operator until her retirement. She was an active congregant at Our Lady of Victories RC Church and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at President Park Fire Company in Parlin for many years.
An accomplished seamstress, quilter, oil paint artist, and knitter, Agnes retired to Pawley’s Island, SC, in 1990, where she was an active member and Cursillio leader at Precious Blood of Christ R.C. Church; her award-winning paintings were displayed and sold through an art gallery in nearby Georgetown. When she moved to Cape Coral, FL, for a second retirement in 2005, she continued her Cursillio participation and sewed hundreds of prayer shawls, baptismal altar cloths and bibs for friends of members of Saint Katherine Drexel R.C. Church. She moved to Sherrills Ford, NC, in January 2022, where she celebrated her 94th birthday with her family and friends.
Though gone from this earth, Agnes will be ever-present in the lives of the many family, friends, and others whom she so lovingly touched.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carolina Caring Foundation, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658, 828-460-0466, www.CarolinaCaring.org/our-foundation.