Utica, NY: Mrs. Domenica "Minnie" LaPaglia, 96, passed away with her loved ones by her side on Monday, February 14, 2022 at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare.
Minnie was born in Utica, NY, on January 25, 1926, a daughter of the late Samuel and Marie (DeFazio) LaPorte. She was educated in local schools and was a graduate of TR Proctor High School.
In1944, Minnie was joined in marriage to Anthony J. LaPaglia. Minnie and Tony shared over forty-seven loving years of marriage living in and raising their family in Utica. Her beloved Tony passed away on August 6, 1991. She was an employee of Mele Manufacturing for many years.
Domenica was a remarkable human being. She was loved by everyone and even a stranger could warm up to her immediately. Her love for her family was unconditional and she always put her well-being before herself. She was not only loving mom to her daughter but her best friend and confidant. They were blessed to have each other in their lives and their daily puzzles, their soap operas and cooking shows will always be precious memories. A woman of great strength, she tragically lost her son at a young age and her husband passed away long before his time, but she remained strong through all that sorrow. She was an amazing grandma and great grandma loved by all the kids who will miss her terribly.
She will remain in the hearts and memories of her treasured family, daughter and best friend, Linda LaPaglia, her loving son and daughter-in- law, Anthony “Butch” and Maria LaPaglia; her grandchildren, Melissa and Ronald Raux and Jamie and Christopher Alexander; great grandchildren, Cole and Taylor Raux and Brady and Addie Alexander, also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends especially acknowledging, Mary Specht, Christopher Specht and Rosemarie Yacco.
Always close to heart, was her son Richard LaPaglia, who predeceased her in 1975; she was also predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Relatives and friend are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 11 am at St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church. Private interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
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