Tommie League Obituary

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Tommie League

June 2, 1929 - July 25, 2014
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Thomasina (Tommie) Antoinette (Pileggi) League was born June 2, 1929, in Ocean City, New Jersey, to Antonio and Caterina Pileggi, both of whom were Italian immigrants who arrived in the United States at the turn of the 20th century. She married Edward J. League, of Atlantic City, New Jersey, on October 4, 1952, in Ocean City, New Jersey, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. He preceded her in death December 12, 1995. They were married for 43 happy years. A devoted wife and mother, Tommie loved nothing more than to share in the interests and fun of her husband and children. When her husband's military career transplanted the family from New...
Thomasina (Tommie) Antoinette (Pileggi) League was born June 2, 1929, in Ocean City, New Jersey, to Antonio and Caterina Pileggi, both of whom were Italian immigrants who arrived in the United States at the turn of the 20th century. She married Edward J. League, of Atlantic City, New Jersey, on October 4, 1952, in Ocean City, New Jersey, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. He preceded her in death December 12, 1995. They were married for 43 happy years.

A devoted wife and mother, Tommie loved nothing more than to share in the interests and fun of her husband and children. When her husband's military career transplanted the family from New Jersey to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, in 1962, she enthusiastically embraced her new home state by adopting the Dallas Cowboys as her favorite football team and included Tex-Mex cooking in family dinners. When her two younger daughters enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin, she cheered on the Longhorns alongside her children. After her husband retired in 1986, she and Ed fulfilled a long-time wish to make the Texas Hill Country their home. They built a house in Marble Falls, Texas, spending their time enjoying the beautiful countryside surrounding their home on Lake LBJ.

A voracious reader, Tommie was never without her two favorite things: mystery novels and crossword puzzles. Her habits of reading to and with her children, taking them on weekly trips to the library, and playing word games with them created a love of books and stories in both her children and grand children.

She is survived by her children and their spouses: Rusty (Marilyn) League, San Antonio, TX; Kathy (Enayat) Afnani, San Antonio, TX; Theresa League-Duffer, Austin, TX; Margaret (James) Dugan, Austin, TX; Mary League, Austin, TX; nine grand children and their spouses: Edward Duffer; David (Daniella) and Monica Afnani; Michael, Claire, Caitlin, and Mary Dugan; and Zoe and Sydney Jentzen; three great-grandchildren: Payton Duffer, Rhylie Duffer, and Victoria Afnani; two sisters: Esther Ciampa, Lansdale, PA; Angela Pileggi, Somers Point, NJ; three brothers-in-law and their spouses: Joe and Florence League, Egg Harbor Township, NJ; Mickey and Sis League, Highland, CA; Pete and Lynn League, Austin, TX; and dozens of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Patrick, in 1955; a son-in-law, Peter Jentzen, in 2012; three brothers, Antonio, Thomas, and Francis; two sisters, Mary Camburn and Teresa Collo; six sisters-in-law, and seven brothers-in-law.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice Austin's Christopher House for their kindness and support during their mother's illness. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice Austin's Christopher House, 2820 E. Martin Luther King Dr., Austin, TX, 78702. Donations may also be made in honor of Tommie's son-in-law Peter Jentzen to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY, 10005.

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"Our condolences to all my relatives in Texas, remember the laughs and tears you shared, for she will always be with you. Love you all." MichaelangelonRudy Ricci/DelValle (Mays Landing, NJ)

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