Magdalena Alicia Pignanelli

magdalena pignanelli

February 20, 1942 ~ November 22, 2023

Born in: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Resided in: Vass, NC

Magdalena Alicia Pignanelli, a beloved wife, mother, and dedicated educator, passed away at the age of 81 in Vass, NC. She was born on February 20th, 1942, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and her journey through life touched the hearts of many.

Alicia, as she was affectionately known, married the love of her life, Jorge Pignanelli, in 1962. Together, they shared a life filled with love, laughter, and countless cherished memories. In 1965, they embarked on a new adventure, moving to the United States, eventually settling in Florida, where they built a life together with their children Miriam, Cynthia and Jorge Carlos. 

Alicia’s passion for educating children led her to a successful career as a preschool at Temple Judea in Coral Gables. For 12 years, her nurturing spirit and genuine love for children created a positive and lasting impact on countless young minds. Alicia’s commitment to education extended beyond the classroom, leaving an indelible mark on the community she served.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Alicia was a woman of grace, kindness, and strength. Her warm smile and generous heart endeared her to all who were fortunate enough to know her. She was a pillar of support for her family, offering love and guidance through every triumph and challenge.

Alicia’s legacy is one of love, resilience, and a lifelong dedication to the well-being of her family and others. She leaves behind a family and a community who will forever be inspired by her warmth, wisdom, and unwavering love.

Magdalena Alicia Pignanelli is survived by her devoted husband, Jorge Pignanelli, her children, Miriam and Michael Stone, Cynthia Pignanelli, and Jorge Carlos and Jasmine Pignanelli and her grandchildren, Ashley, Jeremy, Isaiah, Amber, Isabella, Elijah and Angelino and her great grandchild Jaxson. 

Though she may no longer be with us in person, her spirit will continue to live on in the hearts and memories of all those who were touched by her presence.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Services entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.


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  1. Since I was 15 I had the honor of meeting her & her beautiful family, never knowing at that time how close we will all become throughout the years. She became one of my mom’s best friend. We spend birthdays, holidays & countless memories which we will cherish forever. My heart hurts knowing that I will not see her again in person, but as a Christian I know we will meet again. Ali you will live forever in my heart. Thank you for all the love you game me & my family… will love you forever!!! 😘🙏

  2. I was fortunate enough to know Alicia through meeting and becoming friends with her beautiful daughter that she raised, Miriam. I will never forget her kindness and generosity whenever we would go to gatherings at her home in Florida (or her AMAZING Argentinian cooking)…she always made me feel so welcome and I could tell that I was in the presence of such a warm, genuine, selfless, and loving person…and could see why her family loved her so dearly. Miriam, Cyndi, Jorge Jr., Jorge Sr., Amber, Isabella, Ashley…my thoughts and prayers are with you so much during this time. I pray that God gives you the strength to get through this difficult time and that you can take comfort in knowing that your mom/wife/aunt/grandma is in heaven being a beacon of light among the angels and for all her loved ones here on earth.

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