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“Hi Gina, Condolences To You & Your Family On The Passing Of Your Mom Theresa A. D'Agostino, Im Really Sorry i did not Know Of Her Passing Until Now....Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: James J Lynch - Los Angeles, CA

“Gina, You are in my heart and prayers during this difficult time. All my love, Lisa ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Lisa-Marie Pearo - Schenectady, NY

“Mrs. D'Agostino was my piano teacher from 1978 to 1988, but she was more than that, actually; she taught me a lot about musical appreciation, life,...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Carl Hilton - Columbia, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Sondra D'Agostino - Denver, CO

“Theresa let me into the church choir at ICC with open arms at the age of only 12, I'm 18 now. She is one of my inspirations to be a choir director...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Melissa Narusky - Schenectady, NY

“Mrs D'Agostino was my first piano teacher and I have such fond memories. May she rest in peace. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Susanna Stein Hurley - NY

“Mrs. D'Agostino was part of the best period of time in my life. Singing in church meant so much to me and between junior choir, folk group at two or...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Liz Bohne Picard - Cookeville, TN

“I am so sorry to read about Theresa's passing. Both my daughter Cynthia and I were students and loved her. I remember being so nervous for each...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Elaine Rozniewski - Schenectady, NY

“Very Sorry to hear about Aunt Theresa, my thoughts and prayers are with you especially Chris, Gina, Denise, Bernadette and Uncle Vince ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Mark D'Agostino - Stanfordville

“She was the reason I sang in the church choir at OLA. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra Stubblefield Haynes - PA

“Awww Thersa your gonna be so missed By so many . What a beautiful person you are rest easy Your home now. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Weldon Cole - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Theresa's passing. She was a wonderful teacher and I know I would not be where I am today if it were not for her. I will...Read More »
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Theresa Ann D'Agostino, 79, died Wednesday morning, August 20, 2014 at Ellis Hospital due to complications from heart disease. Born in Schenectady, Theresa was the daughter of the late Frank and Emily (Stern) Belott.

A graduate of Draper High School, Theresa owned her own piano instruction business for 30 years and gave the gift of music to many residents of the area. An accomplished pianist and organist, Theresa had been the organist for both the former Our Lady Of the Assumption and Immaculate Conception Churches in Schenectady as well as many others in the area. Theresa was also a devoted member of the Discalced Carmelite 3rd order.

Theresa is predeceased by her brother Alfred Belott and her sister and brother-in-law Frieda and Joe Pierone.

She is survived by her son Christopher D'Agostino of Houston, TX and her daughters Denise Pavletic (Gregory) of Washington DC, Gina D'Agostino of Los Angeles, CA, Bernadette Petersen of Rotterdam as well as one grandaughter Cassidy D'Agostino. Theresa also leaves behind her longtime companion, Vincent D'Agostino of Ballston Spa and niece Kathleen Pierone of Albany.

Funeral services for Theresa will be held Monday August 25 at 8:15am at Bond Funeral Home, 1614 Guilderland Ave., Schenectady followed at 9am at St. Luke's Church, 1241 State St, Schenectady, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. A visitation will be held Sunday evening from 5-7pm at the funeral home. The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites, Our Lady of Mercy Community will be saying the Office of the Dead on Sunday at 6:30PM. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Schenectady.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Theresa's name can be made to the Father Peter Young Foundation, 428 Duane Ave., Schenectady, NY 12304. Half of all proceeds will be shared with the Carmelite Monastery. Please specify Theresa's full name when donating.