Joseph A. Aguayo

July 26, 1930June 25, 2011

Joseph "Sonny" A. Aguayo passed away on June 25, 2011. He was born in NYC on July 26, 1930 to Jose and Milagros Aguayo. Joe was a New York City Firefighter for 30 years at Engine 84 "Where Harlem meets the Heights", and also was a proud member of the Army National Guard for 40 years retiring at the rank of 1st. Sgt. He also was a member of the Americal Legion Post 1682 William E. DeBevoise Jr., Pearl River Elks, New City Knights of Columbus, and the Florians Association. Joe is predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years Marilyn. He is survived by his children Marilyn and her husband John Fincken, Alice Ragno, Thomas Aguayo, and Bridie Aguayo. He will be missed dearly by his three grandchildren Dante Ragno, J.J. and Kristin Fincken. Also surviving are his sister-in-laws Alice Carmody, Bridie LaCava, Una Roskind as well as many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Family will recieve friends on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Higgins FS, New City. A mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday 10AM at St. Augustines Church, New City. Burial will follow at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his memeory to the NY Firefighters Burn Center. 21 Asch Loop. Bronx, NY 10475.


  • Visitation Monday, June 27, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, June 27, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 28, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 28, 2011
  • Prayer Service Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Joseph A. Aguayo

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Paul Aguayo

July 1, 2011

Joe has always been my hero, from childhood and even now.

June 29, 2011

Joe was a wonderful person and a great friend who was always there
for everyone. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Aguayo family. From Fran and John Puleo and Family. (Boca Raton, Fl.)

June 29, 2011

Joe was a wonderful guy who was always there for everyone. He was a great friend and we will miss him alot. Our deepest sympathy to all his family. Fran & John Puleo and family. (Boca Raton, Fl.)

Silvestro Family

June 28, 2011

Joe was a great guy, best friend and gentleman. We are going to miss him dearly. Our deepest sympathy to his family. From the Silvestro Family(Grace,Larry,Cynthia,Steven & Mary Silvestro - Hollywood,Florida).

Frank DeGennaro

June 27, 2011

Joseph Aguayo was a great man, great father and great American. He was a veteran who kept our country safe, a fireman who kept our city safe and a father who raised a great family. He was always kind to everybody. I loved going over to the Aguayo's house because he was such a kind, friendly, decent man. His son was one of my best friends when I was crashing into adulthood so we spent a lot time hearing Tommy tell us stories about his dear dad. Our world will miss a wonderful man like Joseph Aguayo. God bless his family.

Marilyn Aguayo-Fincken

June 26, 2011

My heart is broken at your passing Daddy. Words cannot express how much you meant to me. I always knew that when I needed you I just had to dial D for Daddy , now what will I do ? The fact that you are back with Mommy is the only thing that consoles me. I love you today, tomorrow and always...Marilyn