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Antoinette M. Makowski

July 27, 1938 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Antoinette Makowski Obituary

Antoinette “Toni” Makowski, “(nee Iaquinto) age 85, of Chester Springs, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on December 31, 2023.

Wife of the late Kenneth Wallace Makowski, beloved mother of Gina Potemski (Ron), Felicia Biberica (Vladimir), and Kenneth Makowski (Ryan). Loving grandmother to Christopher and Gabrielle Isenberg, Nicholas Potemski, Ava and Laila Biberica, Cole, Leo and Mila Makowski, Christa Smith and Mick Horrocks.

Toni was predeceased by her daughter Nicole Isenberg (Paul). She leaves behind her dear brother Lou Christine, uncle John Iaquinto and many beloved cousins.

A native of Philadelphia, Toni was born to Michael Iaquinto and Natalie Mickles. She graduated from Little Flower High School and Immaculata College.  As a young woman, Toni taught high school English and later returned to Immaculata where she worked for 25 years, retiring as Senior Director of Gift Planning in 2005. For many years she devoted her time and energy to promoting art shows at Immaculata and the Malvern Retreat House.

Toni shared a deep appreciation of opera and Italian culture with longtime companion, Raoul Pagin, and she treasured their trips to Italy. She also loved her time volunteering at Bringing Hope Home, an organization co-founded by son-in-law Paul, that gives emotional and financial support to families battling cancer.

Toni encouraged her loved ones to “carpe diem” and in life she did just that, squeezing the most out of every day with passion and purpose. She lived with an open heart, always ready to expand her wide circle of family and friends. 

A Visitation will be held on Monday, January 8, 2024 from 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM at DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home 410 N. Church St. West Chester, PA 19380 followed by her Celebration of Life at 12:00 Noon 610-696-1181

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Toni’s memory can be made to Bringing Hope Home 641 Swedesford Rd. Malvern, PA 19355 or St. Elizabeth Parish 110 St. Elizabeth Drive, Chester Springs, PA 19425  or Immaculata University 1145 W. King Rd. Immaculata, PA 19345

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January 8, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc.
410 N. Church St
West Chester, PA 19380

Celebration of Life
January 8, 2024

12:00 PM
DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc.
410 N. Church St
West Chester, PA 19380


Bringing Hope Home
641 Swedesford Rd, Malvern PA 19355

St. Elizabeth Parish
120 St. Elizabeth Drive, Chester Springs PA 19425

Immaculata University
1145 W. King Rd., Immaculata PA 19345


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