Rose Petruzzelli Agate, age 94, of Beach Road, Banner Elk, the Foscoe Community, passed away Tuesday afternoon, January 9, 2018 at The Foley Center in Blowing Rock.

Born June 18, 1923 in Bari, Italy, Rose was a daughter of Angelo and Olympia Lopane Petruzzelli. Mrs. Agate was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Boone and retired as a bookkeeper for Dominic Dress in Glen Cove, NY. Mrs. Agate was a great cook, an impeccable housekeeper, and was always surrounded by family.
She is survived by her brother, Sam Petruzzelli of Fort Myers, FL; four children, John Agate and wife, Diane, of Fort Pierce, FL, Frank Agate and wife, Kathy, of Foscoe, Angela Wiencke and husband, Leroy, of Craryville, NY; and Peter Agate and wife, Katie, of Statesville, NC and grandchildren, Julie Gragg of KY, Frank Agate and wife, Anitra, of Cooper City, FL, Leroy Wiencke and wife, Neisha, of NY, James Agate of Dania Beach, FL, Brian Agate and wife, Calista, of Mooresville, NC, Cynthia Sherbert and husband, John, of Mt. Holly, NC, John Wiencke of NY, Daniel Agate and wife, April, of Statesville, NC, John Robert Agate of CA, and Mark Agate of AZ.
A funeral Mass will be conducted Saturday morning, January 20, 2018 at 11 oclock at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, celebrated by Father Matthew Codd. The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 10 until 11 oclock, prior to services, at St. Elizabeth. Lunch will be provided by St. Elizabeth following services. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, NY.
The family suggests memorials to the Foley Center, 621 Chestnut Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 or to the Father Frank Connolly Endowment Fund, in care of
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 259 Pilgrims Way, Boone, NC 28607.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Agate family.

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