Agnes Angela Sgro (September 21, 1949 - January 27, 2022)

In loving memory of
Agnes Angela Sgro
  • September 21, 1949
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  • January 27, 2022

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Agnes Angela Sgro entered the world in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 21, 1949 to
Dominic and Madeleine (Meo) Sgro. As the oldest daughter of Dominic and Madeleine’s six
children, Aggie honed her leadership skills with an early appointment as chief assistant herder,
enforcer, and general overseer of shenanigans in this very proud Italian American family who
called the near Southeast side of Indianapolis home. After attending first St. Catherine then St.
Bernadette schools, Aggie graduated from Howe High School in 1967. In typical Aggie fashion,
she didn’t waste one moment to begin her life. After meeting then eventually marrying James
Black they moved first to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma then to Maine where they started a family; daughter
Angela Marie was born in Waterville followed by daughter Jennifer Ann who was born in Belfast.
Subdued, scenic, and tranquil Belfast, Maine was something of a culture shock for Aggie who
greatly missed her large and loud family in the busy city. In 1975, Aggie moved back to
Indianapolis. Whether working as a waitress in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma; nurses aide in Waterville; a secretary in  Lincolnville and Belfast; a statistician, Veteran, and first female Sergeant of Supply in the
Indiana National Guard; a clerk in the Army Reserve; a dispatcher for the Indiana State Police,
Zionsville Police, and Marion County Sheriff’s Departments; a student at University of
Indianapolis; a Dispatch Supervisor at Speedway Police Department; CAD administrator for
MECA; or Health and Safety Manager for Indianapolis Airport Authority, Aggie did a lot in her
life. She always looked forward to the next challenge, and had a passion for facts, organization,
and mastering new skills. On the rare occasion she didn’t know an answer, she accepted it as a
challenge and it became her purpose to understand the history of the subject and why the
answer was the answer. Proud of her accomplishments, she jumped at the opportunity to use
her resourcefulness to help people sort, solve, and discover. About the only two things Aggie
couldn’t do were swim and finish a joke.  Some may have called Aggie a workaholic, but she loved adventure and great times too.  Whether driving a drag race in Maine, or rolling meatballs at the Holy Rosary Italian Street festival, she would do just about anything for a laugh with family and friends. Playing BINGO, going to breakfast, solving puzzles and word games on her lanai is how she happily and quietly spent her last years.  Aggie’s determination and willfulness helped her achieve much in life. She knew life happened ahead of her, not behind so she didn’t spend much time looking back. Of the many things she did well, living the life God gave her exactly how she wanted to live it was the thing she did best.  After a fierce battle with Covid, she was greeted into heaven on January 27, 2022 by her mother and father, her beloved brothers Frank, Nicholas, Joseph, and her adoring sister, Charlene.  Aggie leaves a legacy of her daughters, Angela Garard, and Jennifer (Jake) Parrott; grandsons  Nicholas (Morgan) Bailey, Vincent Garard, and Alexander Parrott; her baby brother Michael Sgro, and nieces, nephews, and cousins too numerous to count. She’ll also be especially
missed by her very best friend of more than 40 years, Linda Murr of Arkansas; her Florida
friends, especially Yvonne and Phil Carpenter, Kathy Starke, and all her dog friends who made
a stop at her home for treats and kisses while out for their walks everyday.  As per her wishes, there was no service but a Celebration of Life will be planned for the warmer months in Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Aggie’s name to the  Humane Society of Johnson County, or St. Patrick’s Church

Instead of flowers, the family would prefer if you would make a donation to
Humane Society of Johnson County, or St. Patrick’s Church

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  1. Jamie Rousse lit a candle:
    12 Feb 2022
    Lit since February 12, 2022 at 2:53:34 AM

  2. Madeleine Sgro lit a candle:
    08 Feb 2022
    Lit since February 8, 2022 at 2:55:30 PM

  3. Lisa Christman says:
    08 Feb 2022
    My deepest condolences to her family.
    I met Aggie while walking my dogs around the neighborhood. She had been walking her dog Sissy at the time. My dogs barked and barked at Sissy, who was just as loud barking back. She was a fierce little pup just like her mom.
    After Sissy passed on, Aggie still walked with us and she ended up walking one of my small dogs whose name is Savanna. Aggie loved Savanna and when I walked around the neighborhood with all 3 of my dogs, Aggie would sometimes come out to give them treats or we would go into her house to sit on the back lanai.
    Even to this day, my old boy, Harley, sometimes will stop at her driveway and will look at her house.
    She will certainly be missed around our neighborhood.
    Rest easy Aggie.

  4. D Kathy Starke says:
    08 Feb 2022
    That smile the first time I met you. Your kindness and generosity. The time Bobby told you I was so sick. You came in and stayed with me holding my hand. The tips you would me (how to get dogs to stop jumping or to get them to stop digging) the one time I came over to watch tv and I fell asleep and you just let me sleep. You baby sat my Bella and Daisy . Oliver Daisy and Mia look for you. I drove them over they looking and shaking waiting for you. At least you with your brother. You get to see Bobby. Agnes you have left such a hole in my heart. You wanted me to move closer and now I guess I'll have to wait till God calls for me. There are so many stories I could tell but my phone is getting wet with tears. I miss you. Rest my friend till we meet again

  5. Gina Horton says:
    07 Feb 2022
    Angela and Jen…we are so sad about losing Agnes. Your tribute is beautiful. We feel blessed that we were able to see her cute house in Port Charlotte and remember wonderful times growing up together. She definitely lived her life they way she wanted and am happy she and Frank got to spend these last several years together. Both gone too soon, I know Aunt Madeline and Uncle Dominic are celebrating with them as well as Joe, Nick and Charlene. I’m sure they are having a wonderful meal together. Love , cousin Gina (Sgro) and Steve Horton.

  6. Rachell VanDuyn lit a candle:
    07 Feb 2022
    Lit since February 7, 2022 at 2:35:51 PM

  7. Ellie Baker says:
    07 Feb 2022
    I had the pleasure of having Aggie for my neighbor for a couple of years. She was so much fun and a great cook! I'm glad Yvonne and Phil were there for her. I hope Sissy was waiting for you.

  8. Yvonne carpenter says:
    07 Feb 2022
    Agnes was the best neighbor, best friend anybody could ever have! She was very kind, loving, very generous, and all around just a blessing! I was very blessed to have her as my friend! She will be so missed but never forgotten!

  9. Yvonne carpenter lit a candle:
    07 Feb 2022
    Lit since February 7, 2022 at 2:18:32 PM

  10. Yvonne carpenter lit a candle:
    07 Feb 2022
    Lit since February 7, 2022 at 2:17:10 PM

  11. Linda Murr lit a candle:
    07 Feb 2022
    Lit since February 7, 2022 at 2:07:07 AM

  12. Linda Murr says:
    07 Feb 2022
    Aggie was without a doubt the best friend a person could be blessed. She took me into their wonderful family early on and made me an honorary Italian or ornery Italian. We had countless great times, a few sad times losing members of our families. Her first grandson was born on her birthday and her last grandson was born on mine. We have a gigantic hole in our hearts but know she is watching over us now.❤️❤️❤️

  13. Linda Murr says:
    07 Feb 2022
    Aggie was the best friend a person could be blessed. She took me into her family early
    on and made me an honorary Italian, or ornery Italian. We had countless great times and a few sad times losing members of our families, but we were always there for each other. I have a gigantic hole in my life, but know she is watching over us all.

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