Frances Marie Agosta, age 91, of West First Street in Corning, NY died Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath.\n\n Frances was born on January 16, 1921 in Corning to Charles and Josephine (Pasquerella) Negri and grew up in an Italian neighborhood on Water Street. She worked for the Hunt Glass Company in Corning as an engraver until she married Orlando Agosta on June 19, 1948 and then became a housewife and mother to four. Orlando pre-decreased her on July 5, 1999. Dedicated to her faith, she carried it into all aspects of her life. While raising children, she helped with school activities as well as Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. She worked many years (into her 80's) making St. Mary's Church shine by caring for altar boy vestments, altar cloths, and cleaning and polishing. She loved to cook and bake; making Sunday dinner a great family tradition. She and her husband, Orlando, had a beautiful garden every summer which resulted in much canning and freezing for the winter to come. Going to the horse races and casino with friends and family balanced out the later years in life. Her pet cats Trudy and Elizabeth brought much joy to her over many years.\n\n She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann (Timothy) Lanahan of Painted Post and Florence Agosta of Corning; two sons, Anthony (Jill) Agosta of Corning and Carmen (Patsy) Agosta of Charlotte, NC; five grandchildren, Michael Lanahan (Ellen Blagg), Erin (Patrick) Dugan, Nicholas and Stephanie Walker, and JonPaul Agosta; step granddaughters, Teresa Barnes, Julie Harnish, and Kippie Baker and several step-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters Victoria Berto and Irene Hanley, a brother Richard (Sissy) Negri and several nieces and nephews.\n\nShe was pre-deceased by sisters Florence Crans, Philomena Ruocco and brothers Michael, Tony and James.\n\nCalling hours will be held on Sunday, August 19 from 3 until 6 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First Street, Corning, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 20 at St. Mary's Church in Corning at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning.\n\n Memorial donations may be made in Frances' name to the All Saints Parish Memorial Fund, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830 or Steuben County Office of the Aging, 3 East Pulteney Square, Bath, NY 14810.