OBITUARY

Agostino Vultaggio

October 3, 1937April 18, 2021
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It is with heavy hearts that Caterina, Elizabeth, Biagio and Francesco report the passing of their beloved father Agostino. Born Oct. 3rd 1937, one of 5 children and witness to the terror of WWII as a young boy. At the age of 18, he started his own construction and was proud of the home he built for his parents which still stands today. Augy also served in the Italian army and at the age of 26 emigrated to America and his parents and siblings soon followed. He met and married Elvira Grella and started in Brooklyn, New York. In 1972 Augy moved his wife and kids to Miami and work as a barber, styling the hair for many local sports heroes. In 1976 he came to Boca Raton and opened Augy's Italian Restaurant where he worked hard and became the embodiment of the American dream, sharing his success with his family, while always quick to help a friend. Augy had a young man's spirit and energy and was a mentor to many. He dreamed big, loved Sicily in the summer, and America as his home. He is survived by his wife Elvira, by his daughters Caterina Freeland, Elizabeth Salah. His sons Biagio and Francesco. His sisters, Pietra and Antonia, brother Giuseppe, nine grandchildren, sister-in -laws Rosanna and Graziella, brother-in-laws Andrea and Peter, and many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Mass of the Christian Burial

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • Entombment

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

Memories

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Alan Aker

April 23, 2021

I learned yesterday about Augy’s passing, and my heart is broken. We met in 1985 after my wife and I bought the property for our eye center and were working on getting a zoning change.
Augy was gracious, kind and encouraging to us. We liked him immediately and became friends. Over the years we shared stories about our kids, our hopes and the need to honor God with our lives.
Augy had a love for Switzerland and we planned to spend time there together at our home and then in Sicily.
What stands out most in my mind from my time with Augy, is the love he had for his children. He was so proud of what they had each done.
I loved Augy because of his kindness and friendly ways, but also because he reminded me so much of my Italian grandfather. They both came over from the “old country” and worked hard. My grandfather had an Italian restaurant in Yonkers where he worked long hours. Being a farmer, he valued land and bought land in Westchester County whenever he could. Like Augy, he was successful and shared that with his family. They were both kind and loving, as well as good friends to those who knew them.
I loved seeing Augy at our center. He would often tell me I was getting skinny,. Then he would invite me over to his restaurant because he wanted to “cook me something special.” What a sweet friend!
Not knowing Augy was ill, I have been leaving messages on his phone to call me so we might get together and finally plan our trip to Italy and Switzerland.
I have lost a dear and cherished friend…someone I came to love and respect over the past 36 years.
I grieve with his family and pray that the Lord might soften their sorrow by filling their hearts with happy memories of this gentle and sweet spirit we have lost.
May The Lord bless you and keep you.
May The Lord make His face shine upon you.
May The Lord give you peace my dear friend…

Falco , Nina and Olivia Odorisio

April 21, 2021

With heartfelt sympathy.
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that the Vultaggio family are close in every thought and prayer.
May our beloved friend Augy Rest In Peace ✝️🙏❤️

Pauline Crows-Lewert

April 20, 2021

Liz & family, I was blessed to know your ❤ heart!!! I pray for your heart & all the family for the passing of your loving father, that healing will come through those wonderful memories of your Dad today & all your days to follow!...Amen...pray...wait...trust too!🙏💙😇

Angela Navarino

April 20, 2021

My dad and Agostino go back many years. After my mom died my daughter and i took Dad to universal. When we were in Florida he wanted to see his good friend. We drove down and had a wonderful day with Agostino and his family. There was great food lots of laughs and the love was felt.