Elsie Magdalena Gargaro, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2023 in Washington, North Carolina at the age of 82. She was born on July 12, 1941 in the Bronx, New York.
Elsie was the daughter of the late James Coffey and Elsie Donohue Coffey. She grew up alongside her siblings, James Coffey, brother, and Joan Krieger, sister, with whom she shared many cherished memories throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life, John Gargaro in 2015. Elsie dedicated her time to clerical work, leaving a lasting impression on those she encountered. Her commitment to her profession was admirable and her attention to detail was unmatched.
Elsie will be deeply missed by her surviving family members and friends. She leaves behind two loving sons, Sal Gargaro and his wife, Lori, of Bayshore, NY and John Gargaro and his wife, Lisa, of Washington, NC. The bond between Elsie and her grandchildren was immeasurable and she adored each one. Her memory lives on through grandson Danny Gargaro along with his wife, Michelle. Also, Justin Smith, Grandson.
She had four granddaughters, Marisa Gargaro, Lauren Gargaro, Noelle Moore and her husband, Joseph, and Brianna Smith. Elsie was also blessed to have two great grandsons, Wayne Moore, Giovanni Gargaro and a great granddaughter, Sanniah Andrews. They brought immense joy to her life.
Along with her family, she experienced great joy in her life from special friends Margo Scott, Eileen Hanna, and Donna Crosby.
A Visitation will be held on Tuesday November 28, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Services. The memorial Service is set for Wednesday November 29, 2023 at 11:00 AM located Mother of Mercy’s Catholic Church on 112 W. 9th Street in Washington, NC. A committal will follow at Oaldale Cemetery in Washington, NC.
Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to serve the Gargaro family.
Mother of Mercy Catholic Church - Directions
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4500 US 264 E
- Tuesday, November 28, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM