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Margaret Ann Fragnoli
  • July 21, 1951
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  • April 16, 2020

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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Margaret Ann Fragnoli, an amazing and loving wife, sister, mother and MiMi. She taught us more than she will ever know – how to love, learn, forgive, and feel blessed. Her laughter and smile will live in our hearts forever. Margaret passed away on April 16, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 68.

Margaret was born on July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph Gill and Angela Wozniak. Margaret had many notable accomplishments. Growing up, she was in the National Honor Society at Kennedy HS in Chicago, IL, playing piano and flute for numerous years. She graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University in Chicago, IL and eventually moved to Naperville, IL with her family where she was a freelance writer for the local newspaper, the Naperville Sun. Years later, she was a Stewart at the London Shakespeare Theatre where she completed 285 London walking guides and traveled extensively to many cities throughout Europe.

Wherever she lived, Margaret was involved in the local community, as well as many organizations and clubs, including a literacy program based in Naperville, IL, the American Women’s Club in London, England and the Literacy Volunteers of Western New York. Upon moving to Fort Myers, FL in 2011, she became involved in the Plantation Somerset Book Club in Fort Myers while also volunteering at the St. John XXIII Thrift Store in Fort Myers.  Margaret was an avid book reader and writer, and loved to garden, go to the beach, and travel.

Margaret is survived by her husband Guy Fragnoli of Fort Myers, Florida; Michelle Klein, daughter; Seth Klein, son-in-law; Aidan and Sydney Klein, grandchildren of Naperville, Illinois; Dana Fragnoli-Piteo, daughter; Nicholas Piteo, son-in-law; Talan and Genoa Piteo, grandchildren of Arlington, Virginia; Brian Fragnoli, son of Fairport, New York; Joseph Gill, brother; Evie Gill, sister-in-law of Paris, Illinois; Karen Iwanowski, sister; Mark Iwanowski, brother-in-law of LaGrange, Illinois; Vicki Gill, sister of Fox Lake, Illinois; Terry Gill, sister; Markham Kinter of Seattle, Washington; Nadine Orkild, sister; Bill Orkild, brother-in-law; Ben and Audrey, nephew and niece of Spring Grove, Illinois; Leigh Fragnoli, brother-in-law; Sarah Fragnoli, sister-in-law of Woodstock Georgia; Dawn and Chaz Fragnoli, niece and nephew; Kim Cox, sister-in-law; Charles Cox, brother-in-law of Pinellas Park, Florida and Joy Cagle, sister-in-law; Dale Freant of St. Petersburg, Florida. Margaret had all together a total of 4 grandchildren and 4 nieces and nephews. She will be truly missed by all her family and friends.

The funeral and burial will take place in her hometown of Chicago, IL, when possible. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Foundation at https://alzfdn.org.

Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Baldwin Brothers A Funeral & Cremation Society of Fort Myers, Florida.


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  1. 08 Sep 2020
    Ron and Pat Wolf lit a candle:
    Lit since September 8, 2020 at 9:51:17 PM

  2. 21 Jul 2020
    Guy Fragnoli lit a candle:
    Lit since July 21, 2020 at 7:49:08 AM

  3. 20 May 2020
    Pat and Don Smith says:
    Our hearts still ache with sadness at the loss of Peggy...our dear friend and neighbor. Over many dinners out and homemade desserts we learned about each other. We shared our past experiences amid laughter and mutual respect. Our friendship bonded and grew. Peggy was such a delight. Her smile contagious, her gentleness and good nature always shining through. She was our calm hurricane buddy during Irma, our secret weapon at the trivia challenges, our inspiration of faith and strength as she met life’s later challenges. Peggy, we miss you. Guy and family, thank you for sharing your beautiful wife, mom and Mimi with us.
    With love, Don and Pat

  4. 10 May 2020
    Michelle Klein lit a candle:
    Lit since May 10, 2020 at 5:52:07 PM

  5. 08 May 2020
    Michele Miller says:
    Guy and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing in the Amica Newsletter today. When I think of her, I see that beautiful smile and those sparkling eyes. I so enjoyed our coffee mornings before work at Amica and Ted’s and my visit with you both in London. I am living in Estero, FL now and I had meant to get in touch with her, but I broke my leg and wasn’t able to drive for awhile. As I look out on my lanai, I am looking at the chimes she gave me before you moved to Fort Myers because she couldn’t have them at the new house. When they ring, I think of her and will always.
    Take care,
    Michele Miller

  6. 03 May 2020
    Mary Orkild-Cooper lit a candle:
    Lit since May 3, 2020 at 5:01:59 PM

  7. 29 Apr 2020
    Mark Iwanowski says:
    Peggy, I was blessed to have you as a sister-in-law for 45 years. You were a very special person and a joy to be around. I will never forget you and always miss you.

  8. 27 Apr 2020
    Nadine Orkild lit a candle:
    Lit since April 27, 2020 at 4:59:39 PM

  9. 27 Apr 2020
    Karen Iwanowski says:
    Peggy, I have always felt blessed to have you as a sister. I have wonderful memories of our childhood, school days and growing up together. You had such a knack at conversation and making life-long friends. Mark and I will always hold dear our visits with you, Guy and your family at your homes in NY, TX, London and Florida. You were such a gracious and easy-going host. My beautiful sister, you'll be forever in my heart.

  10. 27 Apr 2020
    Nancy Gillan says:
    Dear Guy, So sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  11. 27 Apr 2020
    Nadine Orkild says:
    Dear Sister Peggy, we love and miss you dearly. Please know your love, generosity, kindness and laughter will continue to live in our hearts. I hope to share all the beautiful gifts you have given me with others. I look forward to seeing you again in heaven.

  12. 25 Apr 2020
    Karen and Mark lit a candle:
    Lit since April 25, 2020 at 4:09:12 PM

  13. 25 Apr 2020
    Kitty Summers says:
    Peggy you have been a good friend for over 35 years. I will always remember the wonderful times Brian and I shared with you and Guy. Our annual New Years Eve dinners, our endless pinochle games, our cruise, our yearly birthday celebrations. You were such a caring and loving person. We will miss you and remember you fondly always.

  14. 25 Apr 2020
    Guy Fragnoli posted an image:
    Peg and I at the National Sand Sculpture contest at Ft. Myers beach. Peg loved the beach and especially walking on the sand.
    Peg and I at the National Sand Sculpture contest at Ft. Myers beach. Peg loved the beach and especially walking on the sand.

  15. 25 Apr 2020
    Guy Fragnoli posted an image:
    Peg and I in Key West. This is the Southern most point in the US. Peg loved going to Key West and watching the sun set.
    Peg and I in Key West. This is the Southern most point in the US. Peg loved going to Key West and watching the sun set.

  16. 24 Apr 2020
    Arthur and Pauline Borges says:
    We were sorry to learn of Peggy’s passing. We will remember her and you in our prayers. Your friends from St. John’s Thrift shop.

  17. 24 Apr 2020
    Michelle Russo says:
    We are so sorry to hear about Peggy. We always enjoyed her cards and letters at Christmas! God Bless you, Guy and your whole family!
    Sincerely with love,
    Cousin Michelle Wozniak Russo (and Joe) & Family❣️

  18. 24 Apr 2020
    Joann Bernstein says:
    Dear Guy & family, My sympathy to all of you. Peggy always had such a sweet, loving smile on her face when she came into the thrift store. I only regret not knowing her before that ugly disease totally stole the wonderful person that she was.
    May the Lord watch over all of you and bless you with His peace. RIP Peg

  19. 24 Apr 2020
    Joann Bernstein lit a candle:
    Lit since April 24, 2020 at 4:50:30 AM

  20. 24 Apr 2020
    Kim Cox posted an image:
    Peggy wearing her special sombrero.
    Peggy wearing her special sombrero.

  21. 23 Apr 2020
    Brian & Kitty Summers lit a candle:
    Lit since April 23, 2020 at 4:27:47 PM

  22. 23 Apr 2020
    Aidan says:
    Dear Mimi,
    I will never forget all of times we spent together. When I was younger and we were boxing against all my stuffed animals, and when I was a little older and we came to Florida to spend time with you during the different holidays. I am so grateful that I had the chance to meet you during my lifetime. You were always very kind and caring to Sydney and I. Thank you for being such a great person. I love you Mimi.

    Love, Aidan

  23. 23 Apr 2020
    sydney says:
    dear mimi i love you so so much and im happy to have you as my grandma. you were always so funny, and you make me laugh. i miss you so much.

  24. 23 Apr 2020
    Guy Fragnoli lit a candle:
    Lit since April 23, 2020 at 4:48:00 PM

  25. 23 Apr 2020
    Joanne Moorehouse says:
    Guy I am sorry for your loss. I remember when you were first dating her and she was always so happy and had a beautiful smile that made everyone smile too. She is at peace now with Mom and Dad .
    Joanne

  26. 23 Apr 2020
    Joanne Moorehouse lit a candle:
    Lit since April 23, 2020 at 4:16:09 AM

  27. 23 Apr 2020
    Kim & Charlie Cox says:
    Peggy, you were a "wonderful addition" to our family from day one!! You were the most loving, caring, calm individual that we ever knew. When we would visit, you always made us feel right at home. We are glad that you were able to enjoy your life from writing to being a people person such as the guide you were in London. Every time we were with you and Guy, we had plenty of laughs together remembering the good old times. We know that you are no longer in pain on earth and are looking down at all of us as our "Angel" now. Love to you always and forever........
    God Bless and love goes out to Guy and his children and families. Kim & Charlie

  28. 23 Apr 2020
    Kim & Charlie Cox lit a candle:
    Lit since April 23, 2020 at 4:12:33 AM

  29. 22 Apr 2020
    Kerri Craven says:
    Doug and I were so sad to hear about the passing of your mom. We will always remember her smile and happy disposition whenever we stopped by. She was so easy to make conversation with. Our condolences to the entire family.
    Doug and Kerri Craven

  30. 22 Apr 2020
    Michelle posted an image:
    Celebrating Mimi's birthday during a visit to Naperville.
    Celebrating Mimi's birthday during a visit to Naperville.

  31. 22 Apr 2020
    Michelle posted an image:
    Aidan and Sydney with their Mimi. Their happy place has always been visiting Mimi and Grandpa in Florida.
    Aidan and Sydney with their Mimi. Their happy place has always been visiting Mimi and Grandpa in Florida.

  32. 22 Apr 2020
    Michelle posted an image:
    One of my favorite photos of my mom and I.
    One of my favorite photos of my mom and I.

  33. 22 Apr 2020
    Jeremiah Martinez lit a candle:
    Lit since April 22, 2020 at 4:17:26 PM

  34. 22 Apr 2020
    Don smith lit a candle:
    Lit since April 22, 2020 at 4:13:17 PM

  35. 22 Apr 2020
    Leigh Fragnoli says:
    Peggy will always be remembered for her wide smile and cheery personality. She will be missed by so many people that it is too hard to imagine. We will continue to love her and Peggy will be missed. Both SARAH and I are here for whatever Guy or the family may need. God Bless Peggy and God Bless Guy, Michelle, Dana , Brian their families.
    Love
    Leigh and Sarah Fragnoli

  36. 22 Apr 2020
    Cindy Tornes says:
    Our escapades started in London but how blessed to be able to carry them back to Rochester and on to Florida. Your smile and laughter will always bless us and the pictures/ memories of the Three Musketeers in London will always warm our hearts.

    Cindy & Neil

  37. 22 Apr 2020
    Kathy McKnight says:
    There are no words to express the sad feelings I have. So much fun we had in our younger days. As we got older, the fun things we did with our kids, pizza, pumpkin hunting, etc
    You will be missed by everyone. Hope you are keeping tract of us with your angel eyes and keeping everyone safe.
    Guy did a wonderful job caring and loving you. You were lucky to catch him. God bless.
    Love, Kathy & Bill McKnight

  38. 22 Apr 2020
    Doris Carlson lit a candle:
    Lit since April 22, 2020 at 4:52:22 PM

  39. 22 Apr 2020
    Bonnie King lit a candle:
    Lit since April 22, 2020 at 4:50:44 PM

  40. 22 Apr 2020
    Sharon baart lit a candle:
    Lit since April 22, 2020 at 4:18:27 PM

  41. 22 Apr 2020
    Joy Cagle and Dale Freant lit a candle:
    Lit since April 22, 2020 at 4:12:29 PM

  42. 22 Apr 2020
    Joy Cagle and Dale Freant says:
    Butch and I will always remember your welcoming smile, your unending kindness and amazing grace. We feel blessed that we were able to spend so much time with you and Guy over the last several years. Rest easy now dear Peggy. You will be missed, but will always be in our hearts! Love you so much.

  43. 22 Apr 2020
    Dana posted an image:
    Dana and Mom at my wedding in Belize
    Dana and Mom at my wedding in Belize

  44. 22 Apr 2020
    Genoa posted an image:
    Ice cream treats with Mimi
    Ice cream treats with Mimi

  45. 22 Apr 2020
    Talan posted an image:
    Shelling Boat Ride with my Mimi
    Shelling Boat Ride with my Mimi

  46. 22 Apr 2020
    Dana posted an image:


  47. 22 Apr 2020
    Dana posted an image:
    Galena, IL for Christmas with the whole family
    Galena, IL for Christmas with the whole family

  48. 22 Apr 2020
    Talan says:
    I love you, Mimi. I really enjoyed all the fun times I had with you.

    From, Talan

  49. 22 Apr 2020
    Talan and Genoa lit a candle:
    Lit since April 22, 2020 at 4:55:53 PM

  50. 22 Apr 2020
    Dana says:
    We love you always, Mom, and will never forget your smile or laughter. You'll always be with us from Genoa's silliness and laughter to Talan's caring nature, knowing you are beside us and with us every moment and every day. You've taught me how to be a strong, independent woman and to follow my heart and my passions, never being afraid to make mistakes and learn the hard way. You've taught me more than how to be a mom, but how to be a guide, mentor and to encourage my children's uniqueness to support them to make their own choices, decisions and mistakes. I love you so very much. Keep the laughter and smiles going until we see you again.

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