In loving memory of

Philomena "Phil" Malagrino
August 27, 1929 - June 29, 2020

Philomena "Phil" Malagrino, age 90, passed away peacefully at Benedict House in Rochester, MN surrounded by her family on June 29, 2020.
Philomena met her husband Gerald, they fell in love, and were truly partners for the rest of their lives. They married in NY, and moved to Rochester for Gerald's employment with IBM.
Besides being a loving wife and mother, she worked as a volunteer secretary in the office of St. Francis School, worked with children who resided at the Rochester State Hospital, and was active in St. Francis's Rosary Society and Bible Study. She loved sports like tennis and bowling, and always enjoyed lunches with her dear friends she met over the years at the Northgate Health Club.
She is survived by her daughter, Connie (Al) Meredith; son, Gerald (Ann) Malagrino Jr; three granddaughters, Christina (Josh) Chapman, Elizabeth (Andy) Gappa and Danielle Malagrino; five great-grandchildren, Andrew, Daniel, Griffin, Logan and Aubrey; sister, Yvonne; sister-in-law, Gudrun; brothers, Angelo and Nick; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; brother, Andrew and sister, Sandra.
A while on earth, forever in heaven, and always with God.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
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Bob and CarolKing wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"Connie and Gerald and families. We send you our sympathies in the loss of your mother. Bob worked with your dad at IBM . We last saw your mom at his funeral. I was an election judge at Shorewood a few times and visited with them both there. We hope your many memories can comfort you. Take care of yourselves and your families in these difficult times. Robert and Carol King"

Louise Blissenbach wrote on Jul 12, 2020:

"Connie and Family, My thoughts and prayers - your dear Mom is home with God and rejoicing in the Lord's amazing grace! I will always remember how her face lit up when we sang How Great Thou Art and Amazing Grace. Peace to your hearts ! Louise Blissenbach Spiritual Care - Madonna"

Sandy J. Molenda wrote on Jul 3, 2020:

"Connie and the Malagrino Family, You and the Malagrino Family is in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for blessing us with your mom's presence at Madonna Towers/Madonna Living Community (MLC). Sandy Molenda; MLC Foundation"

Patty(Moran) Miller wrote on Jul 3, 2020:

"Connie and Jerry, We are so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of growing up in the neighborhood and joining the St Barbara's Rosary group with my mom and yours. Truly a wonderful lady. My mom , Verna, sends her condolences too. May God bless you all with his love and peace. Patty (Moran) Miller"

Colleen Gau wrote on Jul 2, 2020:

"Connie. Please accept our deepest condolences on the death of your mother. Despite her longevity it is always difficult to say goodbye to those we love. During this Covid time we cannot come to any service since we are almost as old as your Mom and in the high risk group. Gerry & Colleen Gau, 288-8114"

Dian Gappa wrote on Jul 1, 2020:

"I was blessed to have met Phil! She was a beautiful lady in many ways. I am so sorry for her family's pain in their hearts and their loss. May God bless all of you with His great love and peace. I am sure you will smile with your memories. Dian Gappa"

Katy Domaille wrote on Jul 1, 2020:

"Connie & Al - So sorry to hear of the loss of Phil. May the memories of your life with her bring comfort at this time. Tim & Katy Domaille"

Dave Pearson wrote on Jul 1, 2020:

"Jerry, Ann and Family: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Take comfort in the promises of the cross and know that you will one day see her again. Dave and Bev Pearson "

Debbie Gappa wrote on Jul 1, 2020:

"Fly high with the angels Grandma Phil. You were a delightful lady in so many ways. Forever at peace back in the arms of your love Jerry once again. God Bless you! "

Marty Gappa wrote on Jun 30, 2020:

"Connie, Beth, and Family, I am sorry. Grandma Phil was a wonderful person and am glad I had the opportunity to get to know since the time our families came together over a decade ago... May God bless Phil and all of you. Marty"

Cheryl Stellenberg wrote on Jun 30, 2020:

"Sending thoughts, prayers and love to the family of Phil. I know she is in heaven with God and her beloved husband and, without any more pain. She was a great woman, one who loved her family and friends and I find it an honor to be considered one of her friends :)."