Frankie Edna Maglio, Dec. 18, 1929 – Aug. 31, 2017

Frankie Edna Maglio, 87, of LaPorte, died peacefully at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in her home.

She was born December 18, 1929, in Fairston, KY, to Roland and Anne (Tankiesly) Harkleroad.

Frankie lovingly cared for her family as their “domestic engineer,” and loved being the neighborhood babysitter. She also worked as a seamstress for several local clothing stores, friends and family members for many years. Frankie was a longtime member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and St. Monica’s Circle. She enjoyed working in her garden, tending to her flowers while barefoot and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her favorite color was purple.

On January 19, 1946, she married the love of her life, William Joseph Maglio, who preceded her in death on April 25, 2013.

Also preceding her in death were five brothers, R.C., Harry, David, Jonah and William; and one son, Christopher Maglio.

Surviving are four children, Rowland Maglio of Stuart, FL, William Maglio and Christine Maglio, both of LaPorte and Kathleen Maglio Tallmadge of Clearwater Beach, FL; one sister, Jesse (Mrs. Arthur) Ondrus of New Buffalo, MI; nine grandchildren, Andrea and Joni Maglio, Michael (Chera) Maglio, Jedidiah (Julie) Joseph, Brandi Glanders, Sarah (Dr. Christopher) Bearden, and Shefik, Tyler and Natassia Tallmadge; eight great-grandchildren, Henry Cort, Dayln Maglio, Caden and Chloe Spencer, Jude and Dale Bearden, Payton and Sophie Joseph; special caretakers and her nieces, Mary Kloss and Jackie Emerich; and lifelong friend, Deana Murray. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews whom she held dear.

A funeral celebrating her life will be held at 12 noon Monday, September 11, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte. Visitation and viewing will be from 10 a.m. until the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Michigan City, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter, 2855 W. Ind. 2, LaPorte, IN 46350, in memory of Frankie Maglio.

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4 Responses to “Frankie Edna Maglio, Dec. 18, 1929 – Aug. 31, 2017”

  1. Dan Gribble

    Sep 02. 2017

    Goodbye, Frankie. It’s been an extreme pleasure.

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  2. Fran thompson

    Sep 03. 2017

    What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. My condolences to all of you! Love Franny

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  3. Debbie Hessel

    Sep 05. 2017

    Chris, So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family….

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  4. The Harness Family

    Sep 06. 2017

    So very sorry for the loss of your sweet grandmother, Joni and Dayln. We love you both and will continue to keep the entire Maglio family in our prayers.

    Carla, Kevin, Cole and Ellarie

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