Filomena “Filly” Tragna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world at the age of 89, peacefully in the early morning of June 7, 2021, with her family by her side.
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Filly was born to Luigi and Angelina Gasparre on March 11, 1932, in Astoria, Queens, New York. She was the youngest of 7 children and the memories she had with her siblings were some of her most cherished. After graduating High School, she pursued a career in fashion and soon met her husband Giacomo Tragna. Together, they had two children: Angela and Jack.
She was a skilled baker and loved spending time making delicious treats for her six grandchildren: Ryan, Brendan, Joseph, Christopher, Vincent, and Daniella. Christmas and Easter Tadal cookies were always an anticipated delight. She was a master seamstress, making beautiful and intricate dresses. She would often regale her loved ones with tales of her creations adorning the stage of the Tonight Show.
Filly is survived by her children Angela Hecht and her husband Greg and Jack Tragna and his wife Jennifer and her 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Giacomo Tragna