Emily's Story

WARRENTON, VA - Emily D'Agostino Nabozny Willey, 34, died Thursday April 21, 2016, from complications of Crohn's disease which she battled courageously for 13 years. She was born June 8, 1981 in Danvers, Massachusetts, the daughter of Robert S. and Judith L. (D'Agostino) Nabozny.

Emily grew up in Massachusetts and Maine and attended schools in Maine including the University of Maine-Orono where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in Education. She was a teacher at Laurel Ridge Elementary in Fairfax, Virginia for many years and was loved by all children, parents, and staff. She also shared her creative gifts through musical performance and artistic expression. Emily's proudest accomplishment was giving life to her son Elijah. Emily and Elijah share a special, unbreakable bond that will forever endure.

Emily is survived by her son, Elijah; her husband, Josiah; her mother, Judith; her brother, Luke; her sister-in-law, Jessica; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition, Emily is predeceased by her loving father, Robert.

Emily's memorial service and internment was held on Sunday, April 24, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Topsfield, Massachusetts where all were able to celebrate her life. The service was officiated by Father Bruce Flannagan of St. Richard's Parrish of Danvers, Massachusetts and was a beautiful occasion for friends and family to remember Emily.

Emily had a strong and graceful spirit that never gave up in the battle against Crohn's disease. She is loved and missed by all who knew her and her soul is finally at peace surrounded by love and light.
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