Vera Gregg Bagnatori, received an early Christmas present on Christmas Eve day, as she peacefully passed to join her beloved husband Giulio (Gil) Bagnatori, who predeceased her.
Vera was born in Delaware on April 7, 1923 where she spent most of her adult life with a short stay in the Chicago area, for her husbands’ job. She stayed connected with the graduates of her Class of ’41 from Conrad High School. She lived for many years in North Wilmington, prior to her move to Middletown, DE. Most of her adult life was spent raising her 5 children.
Vera’s husband Giulio (Gil) Bagnatori and her son Warren G Bagnatori, predeceased her. She is survived by 4 daughters: Sandra O’Neill (Daniel), Bonny Krause (Don), Vicky Miller (John), Vera Coleman (Tom) and Daughter-in-law Carrie (Ginni) Bagnatori. She has 13 grandchildren and 19 great grand-children.
She loved parties with her family and friends and was most happy when taking cruises, traveling to Italy, Hawaii and many states in between. In her later life, the highlight of each year was always the annual trip to the beach with her daughters. She was a member of several clubs and groups. To name a few there was the Red Hats Society, Back Creek Ladies Golf and her favorite of all were the wine tasting groups in Springmill. Vera was active all her life, even taking a plane ride over the Middletown area (piloting the plane for a short while) to celebrate her 90th birthday. She loved all things that defined adventure; parasailing (in her 80’s), motorcycle riding and jet skiing to name a few. Vera lived life to its fullest.
The last few years of her life were spent at Forwood Manor and Cadia Broad Meadow. We thank them for their care and dedication to Mom during this time. Vera always felt a strong connection to her husband’s military service, as she was grateful to have met him at a USO dance.
A private service, Funeral Mass and burial at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery will be conducted on January 11, 2021. A celebration of Vera’s life will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to “Wreaths Across America”.