ANITA A. DAGOSTINO (nee Parsons) age 74, went home to be with Jesus, our Lord and Savior surrounded by her family Tuesday May 29, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Benjamin M. Loving mother of Lauren D. Suster (husband Christopher), Pamela S. and Ben. Devoted grandmother of Melissa Shoupe, Christopher Suster (wife Lindsay), Alexander Shoupe, Benjamin and Meghan Suster. Cherished daughter of the late Veron and Mildred (nee McNish) Parsons. Dear sister of Veron Parsons (wife Celia). Anita’s life was a miracle. At age 12, her tiny frame beleaguered by Polio, she was never supposed to walk again. In His great mercy, the Lord healed Anita, such that she recovered the use of her legs again. And boy, did she walk! An overwhelming sense of thankfulness permeated every facet of her life. Viewing her life as a gift from Christ, Anita devoted her life to blessing other people as a fragrant, lovely offering.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Anita’s memory to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110 or to Faith Baptist Community Church and Center, 2355 E. 55th St., Cleveland, OH 44104.
Celebration of Life Service in Anita’s memory will take place on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 11 AM at Parkside Church, 7100 Pettibone Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. Private burial at Chardon Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Anita at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just East of Green Rd.) THURSDAY 3-5 & 6-8 PM.
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I was sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I have to say, even though I never met your mom there is one outstanding thing I remember about her. That is, I remember how devoted you were to your mom. You use to share some moments and memories with me and I knew that the Lord had touched you in a very special way with a very special mom. I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can continue to draw on all the sweet memories that you and your family have been blessed with. Celebrate that love. It is a gift. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. God bless you with peace and strength especially in the days ahead.
Dear Dagostino Family,
I just wanted to offer my sincere condolences for your loss. Although this is a difficult time may you be comforted in the loving arms of family and friends. I have also found the following passages to be very comforting John 5:28,29 and Rev. 21:4. It is my sincere hope that these promises bring your family comfort as well.
To the Family of Anita,
Anita was a blessing to our family as we got to know her when we moved to Ohio. She was part of our Bible Study here in the neighborhood as well. We loved to hear all her stories of her life as she walked with God. We only learned this morning that she had gone home to be with the Lord. Had we know we would have been there friday at the service. She was a treasure here on earth and we so look forward to seeing her again one day! We will keep you , her family in our prayers.
She was probably the sweetest person I ever knew, and I’m lucky to have called her my sister.