Antoinette was born on June 13, 1956, in Detroit Michigan. Her proud parents were George and Mary Farrugia; both parents were born in the Mediterranean, on an island called Malta. They moved here to the U.S. and lived in Dearborn Heights they quickly obtained jobs; George got a job at the Ford plant in Dearborn. Mary got a job as a school custodian. Antoinette is the oldest of three siblings; she has two sisters, and a brother. Family is very important to Antoinette, their family is close, and she realized at an early age not to take life for granted. Antoinette attended Crestwood high school in Dearborn. Her favorite electives included English and History. She liked English because in her earlier childhood she spoke no English at all. It was a challenge for her that she eventually learned to love. She loved it so much she started to tutor others in English. Antoinette liked history because she had a great teacher to inspire and educate her. While in school she worked as a babysitter and worked at K-Mart for five years. Eventually Antoinette attended Mercy College, there she obtained a bachelors degree in nursing.
Married to Jim of 20 years Antoinette has three sons and they are a happy family. Joe who is 19yrs, Paul who is 17yrs, and Michael who is 13yrs old. They moved from Dearborn Heights to Novi just a year ago, it was a hard adjustment but they are all settled in now. The one of the most enjoyable moments of Antoinette’s life is when she first became a mother for the first time.
The hobbies Antoinette enjoy doing in her free time are cooking, reading, swimming and walking. Two of her favorite books are “I Love You Forever“, because to book goes through the stages of having a baby growing up through adulthood. The second book is “Gone with the Wind“, because is tells a lot of the history of the civil war and how people coped with it. She likes comedy movies, and her favorite movies are “Sabrina” and “Gone with the Wind.” Her favorite actor is Harrison Ford. Also her favorite singers are Neal Diamond, and Michael Crawford's Phantom of the Opera.
The most significant development of the 20th century she believes to be is the progress of health care, and the medical research. The great thinkers of the 20th century are President Bush, Mother Teresa, and the current Pope.