Joseph F. Augone

September 13, 1925March 12, 2014

Joseph Augone, age 88, passed away on March 12, 2014. Joseph was a retired Plant Manager for over 30 years with the General Diaper Service in New York. He loved to work with his hands and had built the family home on Long Island; he enjoyed reading, playing golf, puzzles and enjoyed playing cards.

Joseph was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Anna Augone. He is survived by his loving children; Susan Kempista of Deltona Florida, Karen Valeo of Wellington, Florida, Nancy Augone of Yaphank, New York, Patrick Augone of Mastic, New York, Joseph Augone of Deltona, Florida and Michael Augone of Waxhaw, NC.

Joseph is also survived by 9 grandchildren; Michael Wojtuniak, Jennifer Jurs, Christopher Augone, Joseph Augone ,Kerri Fox, Thomas Valeo, Brain Valeo, Alexa Augone, Evan Augone and 9 great grandchildren; Katie, Steven, Daniel and Hannah Wojtuniak, Nicholas Jurs, Olivia Augone, Patrick, Sophia and Anabelle Fox.

Friends will be received at the Deltona Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday March 16, from 2-4pm. Family and friends will be received at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes 2326 Middle Country Road, Centereach, NY , Wednesday March 19, from 2~4 & 7~9 P.M. Closing Prayers Thursday 10 A.M. at the funeral home. Committal service to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Coram New York.



  • Visitation Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • Committal Service Thursday, March 20, 2014


  • Closing Prayers

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Jennifer Jurs

March 20, 2014

So much to say...My Grandpa is an amazing man. He has a special place in my heart. He is loud, strong and sincere. Qualities I think I learned from you :) I remember that when we had a birthday party, you would always start the tune by singing "me, me, me." Grandpa is always up for a party! Remember when you taught me how to drive too, because Mom was too scared. The memories are countless and I am thankful to have enjoyed them! You are greatly missed! Say hi to Grandma for me. Thank you and I love you! Your first granddaughter, Jennifer.

March 18, 2014

A man much like his father, to be greatly missed. I loved both men with great admiration and affection.

Anthony(Tony)Botticello Sr.(Ct.)

Anthony Botticello

March 16, 2014

Uncle Joe; you are going to be missed greatly, loving you comes easy, I wanted to be like my uncle Joe in every way I even asked my Mom to have my hair cut like his. You have touched many including me and I am a better person because I would never want to disappoint you as your approval was important. I was having a conversation at his 80th birthday party and I expressed that I loved him from the first day I met him and he explained that he loved the thought of me. My uncle is a man's man and if you look up man in the dictionary you will see a picture of him.

Nancy Augone

March 16, 2014

I wish I could go back to our boat days when dad would load us up and take us to Great Gun Beach. He never hesitated to do two runs to get us all over there and would spend hours towing us around on the skis. He loved his family and it showed in everything he ever did. I love you, daddy and I carry you in my heart for eternity!

Lu Reinecke

March 15, 2014

Joe - my big brother and my friend.
Joe could always read me from understanding my fractured Italian to trying to turn my frowns into smiles. I remember sitting on the curb (3 yrs old?) watching Joe and the other big boys skating in the street. Joe (or to me Dixie) saw me, swooped down, put me on his foot and said "hold on". I'll never forget holding his leg and getting to skate with the big boys. So many memories Joe to keep me company til we meet again. I love you Cara Fratella but you know that. xx Lu

Bill Reinecke

March 15, 2014

I am really going to miss my "big brother". When he was in NY we had great times fishing, watching boxing and the NY Yankees, and having excellent naps while watching golf.. He is loved and will sorely be missed.

Bill Reinecke

March 15, 2014

Joseph Augone

March 15, 2014

Dad everything I am is owed to you. Life lessons learned by the example, that I hope I have been able to pass on to Joey. On May 21 when Joseph Anthony Augone is born those lessons of life will be passed along again. Thanks for it all your loving son Joe Jr.

Susan Kempista

March 15, 2014

Even as my heart is broken, a memory will pop into my head that will make me smile or even laugh. When I was a little girl I thought that my Dad was stronger than King Kong. My dad could fix anything. He would say, "Nancy will do it, Karen will try, but Susan will call me." He taught me how to ride a 2 wheel bike, and years later, a stick shift when no one else would get in the car with me. My Dad was very loud. His laughter would fill the room. He didn't think it was Italian food unless it had red sauce on it. My Dad loved his family and adored those grand & great grand babies. I miss him! Volare con gli angeli. Ti amo, Susan

Dana Reinecke

March 14, 2014

Uncle Joe will certainly be missed by the many people who love him, including his Long Beach family. The time that he spent with us was always special. Seeing his face light up when I would walk into the room, his extra-hard hugs, and his willingness to play a game or go see David in a show will be treasured memories for me. I'm so glad that we got to spend the time with him that we did, and that David got to know his Great Uncle (who was a really great uncle!). Love you Uncle Joe, and we will miss you. XOXO