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OBITUARY

Augusta "Gussie" De Marco

October 8, 1924May 19, 2020

Augusta “Gussie” De Marco, 95, of Las Vegas, passed away May 19, 2020. She was born October 8, 1924, in Manhattan, N.Y. and resided in Las Vegas since 1979. Gussie was a homemaker who dedicated her life to raising her family.

She is survived by her three children, Vito (Iris), Maria (Tony), and Josephine (Lonnie); four grandchildren, Vincent (Chrissy), Catherine, Michael (Patricia), and Raquel (Ryan); and six great-grandchildren, Ema, Anthony, Vanessa, August, Mia, Vincent; and one great-great-grandson, Zen.

Gussie is finally reunited with the love of her life, her husband Vinny, dancing the Peabody in heaven.

Her immediate family will be holding a private service.

We love you Mommy.

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Maria Galante

June 1, 2020

My mom was sassy, strong, opinionated, compassionate, kind, supportive, and loving. She taught me how to be a supportive wife, a caring mother, and a loving grandmother. It will be weird without her. There wasn't a day that went by that we didn't communicate. She was my rock, my heart, my hero, my world. I have fond memories, thoughts, and feelings that I keep playing over and over in my mind. But that doesn't feel like enough.

I remember when she told us my dad just got us tickets to the ice capades. We all hurried home and got dressed to go. We were so excited to go, especially on a school night. Growing up in Brooklyn & Staten Island, we had Carvel Ice Cream Stores, but she would leave even if the store was busy, telling my dad that she was sorry, but she had to pick up her girls from school. And we were in high school and could have walked home.

Memories are so important, they bring you joy and sadness. We have to cherish the ones that bring us joy, like watching my mom and dad dance. They loved to dance in the kitchen, at weddings, everywhere. I would always watch them and wait for my chance to dance with my dad. Even though she never got tired, my mom would stop because she knew I wanted to dance with him. It lasted only a few minutes because my sister was also waiting for her turn. My dad never stopped because he loved dancing.

I will always remember the joy she got from her grandchildren. I could hear the joy in her voice while she sang "na ni nonni na" to them. It was at that moment I heard what love sounds like. She loved us all & she was loved.

There aren't words to describe her, how she made me feel, who she was, and the love I feel for her. I knew one day we would have to say goodbye and that would be hard. But I know she is finally where she would want to be and that is back in my dad's arms, dancing with him, and that gives me peace. I will miss her everyday of my life. I love you, mommy.

Joan and Vito DeMarco

June 1, 2020

We will always remember the love that Aunt Gussie had for her husband and children. She was always a proud mother, but she was an especially dedicated and loving wife. She idolized Uncle Vinny and we're so grateful that the two of them are now reunited! Their's is a love that will truly last for an eternity!

Frances Faviano

June 1, 2020

I was so saddened by hearing of Gussie’s passing. She was my Mom’s Cousin. I’ll never forget her because she was always there to help me when my children were young in Brooklyn. Gussie was a beautiful person,she will always be in my heart and my prayers.
Love and Condolences to. Veto, Maria, and Josephine

Carmel @ Paul Malec

June 1, 2020

Gussie was the sweetest, friendliness wonderful lady. She made you feel like you were family . After being with her you realize you were part of her family. I loved her and will miss her but I know she is with our savior in his loving arms. Rest well dear lady and we will meet again.🙏🙏

Fred Mandato

May 31, 2020

Aunt Gussie:
As you said to me when my Mom passed
“I’m the only one left”. And you were and kept your brothers and sisters in our fond memories. You were my second Mom, with sleep overs in Brooklyn and Staten Island, the pool parties, seltzer fights and the wonderful holiday memories.

I love you dearly and told you often that you and Uncle Vinny were always my favorites. Now you are together again for all eternity where you should be. Say hi to my Mom and Dad. I will miss you, but never forget you.

Love
Freddie ( Boy )

Ryan Cohen

May 23, 2020

Nannies,

I want to thank you and Poppy who welcomed me into your family with such warmth and love. Thank you for dancing so beautifully at our wedding. Having lost so many of my grandparents relatively young, thank you for showing me how to live with such pride and independence well into your later years. Mostly, thank you for passing on your “spirited” nature to my wife and daughter, who I know will never want for anything (if she has anything to say about it). Love you.

Raquel Cohen

May 23, 2020

I can’t believe you’re gone. 💔

You were strong, funny, loving, and feisty all in one.

I remember your fresh turkey sandwiches for lunch in elementary school. I could never focus on those days because I couldn’t wait until lunch time. Thank you for cooking with love.

I remember playing tiles, pick-up sticks, and cards with you. You always took the time to color with me. I wish I could buy you another word search book with large letters.

I remember you always threatening to tell our parents when we were bad, but you never did.

I will miss the smell of your gravy cooking all day, and how you’d let us kids “sneak” a meatball or put some sauce and cheese on the fresh bread. Sunday dinners with the entire family is what built our family’s strong foundation, even if there was a lot of yelling. I can’t imagine a quiet dinner. Wouldn’t be the same.

Who will make sure we wear shoes or socks so we don’t get sick? Who will remind us to “push” when our belly hurts? Who will remind us to “go scratch our ass” or “go see where you gotta go” when we are being annoying?

I am so grateful you got to meet my children. You and August, your namesake, had a special and natural bond. Last Christmas she was sad, but a long hug from you made it all better. I’ll never forget that day. It was truly something special.

I hope you are dancing with poppy in heaven. One day (just no today) we will be okay without you because you and poppy taught us how to be stronger together.

I love you and miss you so much. Thank you for always being there.

Love always,
Raquel

Iris Capriotti

May 23, 2020

A beautiful women with a big heart for everyone who was loved and will be missed. Go with God and Rest In Peace
Love Iris

Vito De Marco

May 22, 2020

Mom I am going to miss you but I know you are in good hands, now dad will take care of you. I kept my promise to him an now you are together.

Love always

Vito

Josephine Way

May 22, 2020

My Mom was the last of her generation. She lived a long and fruitful life. I find comfort in knowing that she is finally reunited with my Dad. In the past 8 years, a day didn’t pass without your mourning him. They did get to celebrate 65 years together. You will be missed by so many who knew you. Give Daisy And Maggie a kiss for me. Till we meet again. Love JoJo

FROM THE FAMILY

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