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Agnes Chamberlin, 82

WILMINGTON — Agnes Chamberlin, 82, died suddenly on Sunday June 19, 2022. A loving wife and mother, Aggie will be missed by all who knew her.

Born and raised outside of Albany, New York, Aggie graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta and became a teacher and, ultimately, a school administrator in Lyons, New York. She was a fierce advocate for students and spent her career fighting for the rights of students with disabilities. She raised her family in Newark, New York and moved to Wilmington, North Carolina upon her retirement in 1997.

Her advocacy continued in her retirement as she volunteered as guardian ad litem for children involved in the court system and with the Cape Fear Literary Council. She also supported many causes and the arts including the North Carolina Symphony, Airlie Garden and the Wilmington Railroad Museum. She traveled extensively with her husband throughout Europe, Africa, Australia and after his death, she journeyed to Israel and England and throughout the United States. She loved to read, spent time with her friends and enjoyed the occasional glass of sherry. Her enthusiasm for UNCW basketball games knew no bounds.

She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Peter G. Chamberlin. She is survived by her daughters, Christine Chamberlin of Easthampton, MA, and Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Vignaux of East Aurora, NY as well as the light of her life, her grandson, Grant Vignaux of East Aurora, NY.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing to make a contribution in celebration of her life are asked to consider her favorite organizations: Airlie Gardens ( or Kids Making It (

A celebration of Aggie’s life will be celebrated at 11:00 am at the Wrightsville United Methodist Church on Monday, July 25th. 

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