Agnes T. Szabo

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Born on November 7, 1952

Departed on January 9, 2019 and resided in White Plains, NY

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Agnes T. Szabo’s adventures began early in her life. She landed on this Earth in Budapest, Hungary on November 7, 1952. At 4 years old, her father participated in the Hungarian Revolution, precipitating the family’s emigration. A couple months in a refugee camp in Yugoslavia left a lasting imprint. Two school years in Belgium taught her French, which she treasured throughout her life. Then on to Pennsylvania for a while, and finally New York City.

Fiercely independent, Agnes graduated from Hunter College, set out on her own, dabbled in love, and started a career in pension consulting. Over time, her career in pension consulting grew to include APM and FLMI designations as well as the adjacent QDRO business.

A few years after the birth of her daughter Jennifer, Agnes moved to the suburbs of Scarsdale, then White Plains. An unshakable mother, she wholeheartedly shepherded her daughter through highs and lows, and on many overseas adventures. Travels spanned Europe, including the Mediterranean and Baltic, as well as St. Petersburg, Mexico and the Caribbean. Her multiple trips to Italy and her trip to Egypt several years ago were lifelong dreams come true.

Home ownership thrilled Agnes. Designing, gourmet cooking, gardening and knitting occupied her time at home. An avid reader, she was always learning about the latest discoveries in quantum mechanics and string theory, studying the oldest Egyptian hieroglyphs, or looking up the classics.

In retirement, Agnes piloted a plane, learned cheese-making, and continued her search for the very best of gourmet foods and the depths of human emotion. Always a soul searcher, Agnes was a teacher of gentleness and love. Now it is our job as her students to continue this message. Her partner John, daughter Jennifer, mother Theresa, brother Theodore, and her many other relatives in Hungary will continue her spirit.

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  1. Rebecca, Jen's friend January 15, 2019 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Agnes had such energy and diverse interests, living life with gusto.

  2. Richard January 15, 2019 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Agnes fostered some splendid threads in her life, that will continue to live on in us. She helped us to appreciate the finer things in life and to become finer people. Agnes will be sorely missed.

  3. Gregory January 16, 2019 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    To be, become and end are beautiful. Brendan Behan

  4. Thomas January 16, 2019 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Very sorry for your loss.Jen, my thoughts are with you and your family.

  5. Mita January 16, 2019 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Lovely video. I didn’t know Agnes, but I learned about her through Jen over the years. Agnes clearly passed on her vast love of life and beautiful spirit to her daughter and to others around her. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

  6. John January 31, 2019 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    Agnes, or Agi as those of us close to her knew her, was such a wonderful and vibrant spirit, so full of joie de vivre, so curious about the world around her. I feel so blessed that she came into my life. Much peace, love and light to you always, dear Agi.

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