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Agnes Pleasants Sorgi

Posted By Hall-Wynne On December 28, 2008 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Agnes Pleasants Sorgi, age 81, died peacefully Sunday, December 28, 2008 in her Durham home. She was born in Chatham, VA to the late William Arthur Pleasants and Lettie Herndon Pleasants on January 18, 1927. Agnes was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Walter V. Sorgi.

Agnes graduated Durham High School in 1945 and soon thereafter married Walt, who was a catcher with the Durham Bulls baseball team. Together they founded The Sorgi Insurance Agency in 1954. The agency continues as a family business today with her son Jim as the owner and President. Agnes continued to work full time in the agency until her death.

Agnes was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters
Agnes was a wonderful wife and mother to her children. Although she worked every day in the insurance agency, she would always be sure to be home when her children got home from school. She touched many people with her warmth and graciousness and will be greatly missed.

Agnes is survived by her four children: Donna Sorgi and husband, David Bernstein of Jamaica Plain, MA; Vince Sorgi and wife, Carol, of Durham, NC; Jim Sorgi and wife, Monte, of Chapel Hill, NC; and Cathy Sorgi and husband Rick Wilkins, also of Durham; and five grandchildren: Zach Sorgi, Mark Harper, Jessica Sorgi, Olivia Wilkins and Kate Sorgi.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 31, 2008 from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Steve Patti, OFM, presiding. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery followed by a reception in the gathering space of the church.

Friends may visit Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Durham.

Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 716A Burch Ave., Durham, NC 27701. Recommended florists are Ruth Hall Florist 919-477-3514 or Floral Dimensions 919-493-1593.

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Arrangements for the Sorgi family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.

Condolences for the family of “Agnes Pleasants Sorgi”

Condolence from Ernie Watson on December 30th, 2008 12:00 am

Donna, Vince, Jim and Cathy,
I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. Agnes was a great lady. I have pleasant memories of watching tv at your house during those early years. She rode us and made us behave.

Just know that I’m thinking of you all and praying for your comfort during this time. I’m off at noon for the farm until Sunday so I will not be able to visit with you. Take care.

Condolence from Rina Dean on December 30th, 2008 12:00 am

Donna, Vince, Jim & Cathy,

Richard and I are so sorry for your loss. We both adored Agnes! She was such a wonderful and kind hearted lady. I will miss seeing her smile everyday at the office.

Love to you all,
Rina & Richard

Condolence from The Markham Family on December 30th, 2008 12:00 am

Dear Jim, Vince, and the entire Sorgi Family,
We were very sorry to hear of the death of your dear Mother. She was always there with a smile and a kind word. Your parents have been a very special part of our extended family for many years.

The Markham Family
Jack and Charline
Jack, Judi, Jack III, and Jency
Pam, Jimmy, and Heather

Condolence from Vance Sanders on December 30th, 2008 12:00 am

Donna, Vince, Jim & Cathy:

Although we are in the freezing cold and snow of Alaska, know that your mother’s radiant beauty and love warm all our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you, and your families, as you grieve the loss of your dear mother. We loved her, and have such pleasant memories of wonderful times at the Sorgi home.

All our love.

Vance, Rachel, Logan, Jacob and Molly Sanders

Condolence from Teidi Tucker on December 30th, 2008 12:00 am

Dear Sorgi Family:

I am so sorry for your loss. Agnes Sorgi was a wonderful woman, a real class act. A gracious person who always went out of her way to make everyone around her feel comfortable and welcome.

My most sincere condolences,

Teidi Tucker-Holub

Condolence from Ellen Vann Pearsall on December 31st, 2008 12:00 am

Dear Donna,I was sad to read of your Mother’s death.I remember the wonderful times I had at your home.She was always so sweet to me.My condolences to you and all your family at this very difficult time-Always,Ellen Vann Pearsall

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