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Margaret (Stitz) Lavaggi

September 17, 1925 ~ April 1, 2019 (age 93)

Margaret Lavaggi, wife of the late John J. Lavaggi, peacefully left this earth on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the age of 93 years young.

She is survived by her sister: Bernice Pak, children: Lynn (Bob) Cardinali, Steven Lavaggi, Diane (Fred) Sanders, Suzanne Gue, Beth (Tim) Lane, grandchildren: Michael (Vivian) Bocage, Ben Lane, Erika Lane, Rachel Sanders (Eli Hale), Alison (Constantin) Tolea,Tyler, Blair, and Chelsea Gue, David and Stephanie Lavaggi, sister-in-law: Dorothy Sepe, and many nieces and nephews, and grand animals.

Margaret was born in Weehawken, NJ, lived in North Bergen and Lodi, moved to Illinois, and retired in Sun City, Arizona. Not only was she an amazing wife, mother and friend to all, Margaret was a brilliant, self- taught woman, who was so full of life. She loved to read novels, win all trivia games, play cards, bingo, sing, dance in her younger years, travel, golf in her later years, and enjoy her family and friends. She was a legal secretary, who also became an independent journalist for the Daily Herald and National Inquirer. As a Rosie the Riveter in WWII, she went on the Honor Flight from Arizona to Washington, DC in 2016 and was active in the Sun City, Arizona chapter. Margaret will be greatly missed, although her wonderful spirit will live on through us all.

Services will be held privately.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Margaret’s name.

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