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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. Dana says:
    22 Apr 2020
    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.

  2. Wendy Sommariva says:
    22 Apr 2020
    Dear Guy,
    We feel very blessed to have been a part of yours and Peggy’s life. We shared many good times together and fun Wednesday dinners. She will be very missed by so many.
    We have fond memories of Peggy. We are so glad for the friendship we shared. We will treasure the memories forever.
    Knowing you are content and at peace, makes us smile. You were a trooper my friend. We love you, Peggy. God’s Blessings.
    Love,
    Frank and Wendy

  3. Michelle Klein says:
    22 Apr 2020
    Mom, words cannot describe how much you will be missed. Your love, laughter, warm hugs and smiles will stay with me always. You were such a kind and caring soul and made such a tremendous impact on everyone you met. I am so proud to call you my mom - I love you so much.

  4. Guy Fragnoli says:
    21 Apr 2020
    I love you so much and I miss you dearly. I know you are in heaven looking down and protecting all of us.

    You were the joy of my life and I thank God for your love and partnership.

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