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Wednesday January 7th, 2015
7:30pm

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Adel R. Agnew

Knox- Adel R. Agnew passed away peacefully on Friday, January 2, 2015 at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center at age 94. Adel was born on May 8, 1920 in Waterbury, CT. On November 18, 1937, she married Alfred W. Agnew in West Point, NY. In 1947 they bought a dairy farm on Craven Rd in Knox, NY, where they raised six children and lived the majority of their lives. Adel is predeceased by her loving husband Alfred of thirty-seven years and her brother Amie. She is survived by her children; Alfred Agnew of Lake City, FL, Thomas Agnew and his wife Freda of Palmdale, CA, Lee Martin and Mike Hammond of Knox, NY, Linda Wigger and her husband Richard of Savannah, GA, Christopher Agnew of Sharon Springs, NY and Scott Agnew of Knox, NY. In addition, she leaves thirteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. She loved reading romance novels, knitting for her children and grandchildren, and traveling. She enjoyed traveling to Maine and Connecticut with her son Scott and visiting her son Tom and his wife Freda in California. At the age of 75, she made her first trip overseas, traveling to Tokyo, Japan to visit her daughter Linda and her family. In her later years, she enjoyed visiting Port Henry, NY and spending summer evenings on the porch with Lee and Mike. Her family will miss her dearly, but know she will be at peace, as she is reunited with her late husband. Calling hour will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 5-8PM with a funeral service at 7:30PM at Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main St. Altamont, NY. The family wishes to thank all the dedicated and professional staff at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center, who took such great care of her over the last four years. Online condolences may be made at www.fredendallfuneralhome.com


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I will always be grateful to have known Adel from the time when I was quite young, she was always warm and friendly. Growing up in the country on a then one lane dirt road, with very few houses, you got to know your neighbors quite well. You realize later on, the value of having really good neighbors and they tend to become a sort of extended family. We shared many conversations over various subjects, including the discovery of my sister having the same May 8th birthday, while I cut and styled her hair. She always loved to talk about the places she had traveled and the things she had done. She certainly had a spirit for adventure. I remember sitting with her and Scott looking through family albums and hearing the stories of past as she reminisced. It was obvious she was proud of her family. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all those feeling her loss, may you find peace and comfort in your memories of happier times.

Teri Stark Jan 10 2015 12:00 AM

Our condolences to you Scott and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Steve & Nancy Caruso Jan 10 2015 12:00 AM

I will always be grateful to have known Adel from the time when I was quite young, she was always warm and friendly. Growing up in the country on a then one lane dirt road, with very few houses, you got to know your neighbors quite well. You realize later on, the value of having really good neighbors and they tend to become a sort of extended family. We shared many conversations over various subjects, including the discovery of my sister having the same May 8th birthday, while I cut and styled her hair. She always loved to talk about the places she had traveled and the things she had done. She certainly had a spirit for adventure. I remember sitting with her and Scott looking through family albums and hearing the stories of past as she reminisced. It was obvious she was proud of her family. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all those feeling her loss, may you find peace and comfort in your memories of happier times.

Teri Stark Jan 10 2015 12:00 AM