OBITUARY

Antonio Figueroa Sr.

November 15, 1931June 1, 2019

Antonio Figueroa Sr., age 87, of Palm Bay, Florida passed away on Saturday June 1, 2019. Antonio was born November 15, 1931 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Antonio proudly served in the Army and was a Korean War veteran. He then entered the Merchant Marine and worked for both Farrell Ship Lines and United States Lines both based in New York City. He was a member of the National Maritime Union of America. Antonio moved from Brooklyn to Brentwood, New York in 1990. After retirement he moved to Brevard County in 1993. Antonio worked part-time as a greeter at Walmart. He and his wife Carmen were members of St Joseph Catholic Church.

Antonio loved his family and was a kind and generous man, always helping out his neighbors. He was very proud of his grandson Brandon who enlisted in the Army at age 17 serving in the National Guard with a deployment to Afghanistan.

Antonio is survived by; son Antonio Figueroa, Jr. and his wife Kathy; and daughter Daisy Rasmussen and her husband Howard; grandson Brandon Figueroa, grandson Erik Rasmussen and granddaughter Christina Rasmussen.

Antonio was preceded in death by his wife Carmen Torres Figueroa.

A visitation for Antonio will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Fountainhead Funeral Home, 7359 Babcock Street SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909. A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Fountainhead Funeral Home. The entombment will follow at Fountainhead Memorial Park, 7303 Babcock Street SE, Palm Bay, Florida 32909.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FountainheadFuneralHome.com for the Figueroa family.

  • FAMILY

  • Albarto Figuero, Father
  • Ines Maria Colon, Mother
  • Carmen Torres Figuero, Beloved Wife
  • Antonio (Kathy) Figueroa, Jr., Son
  • Daisy (Howard) Rasmussen, Daughter
  • Brandon Figueroa, Grandson
  • Erik Rasmussen, Grandson
  • Christina Rasmussen, Granddaughter

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 6, 2019

Memories

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Meagan Belford

June 6, 2019

I'm so saddened to hear of Antonio's passing. He used to be my next door neighbor for 6 years. He was friendly and he was giving. I still have a super cool wine bottle that he gave me that he purchased in his travels. My sweetest regards.

Laura Quintero

June 6, 2019

Antonio will be so missed. When my son, Anthony, was about 3 or 4 Antonio became friends with him. He was a Godsend..because at that time my son needed a positive male figure in his life. The only place we felt safe was at Walmart.. We shared our story with him. He made a point of going out of his way to make us both smile. That Christmas he delivered my son presents and made his Christmas special.
My son is now 19.
Until I moved, I would love going to Wal-Mart just to see Antonio. He made everyone feel special. He was so much more than just a greeter. People would line up just to say hi and get a hug from him... I will miss you Antonio..until we see you again.
Laura

Kristine Waldron-White

June 6, 2019

Antonio Jr. and Daisy,
First let us say, we are very sorry for the loss of your Father... You, your Father, and your families are all in our thoughts and prayers... As I am sure you know, your Father was a very kind, loving, and sometimes very funny man who could make you smile no matter how bad of a day you were having... My husband, I, our children, and our Granddaughter all grew up knowing, and being loved and hugged by Antonio no matter when and/or where we saw him... We we will honestly never forget him and his service to this great Country! (As well as how good he smelled at all times!)... Again, we are very sorry for your loss... Rest In Peace Antonio.
Eddie White and Kristine Waldron-White

Erica Thompson

June 6, 2019

Antonio was a staple at Walmart for years. I loved working with him. I loved his hugs and I loved how he always said, Te Amo, Senora, Te Quero Mucho, Mi Amor, every time he saw me. He always knew how to make you smile and make your day better just by being himself. Enjoy the ladies in heaven, Antonio!
Te Amo, Antonio. Te Quero Mucho. You will be missed! xx

Heather Zutten

June 6, 2019

Though a funeral director at Fountainhead, I also work part-time at the McDonalds in Walmart. Every time I walked through those doors to start my shift, I was always greeted by the sweetest of gentleman. Antonio could turn anyone’s frown upside down with his wide smile and upbeat attitude. He truly will be missed!

Dr. Paul Cushman

June 6, 2019

I met your dad many times at the Walmart in Palm Bay. I was always greeted with a big smile and a pleasant hello. He was a great guy and will be dearly missed.

Ashlie Lanz

June 6, 2019

Antonio was such a sweet man, always doting on our youngest daughter when we walked in. Sending lots of love to his family.

Gina Marie Tate

June 6, 2019

He was the sweetest greeter at Wal-Mart. I haven't seen him there in quite some time, I thought he might have been sick...? He loved to tell my kids and I about how he served in the military and show us his picture on the wall in the entryway. Sweet sweet man.

Shannon Ramsey

June 6, 2019

He was a patient of mine a few months back. Every time I’d go in his room, his face would light up and he’d either say “hello honey” or “hello my love”. He would tell me how nice I am and he’d say he loved me when I would come in there, sit down, and help him out and just talk to him. What really made me laugh was one day when I was about to leave he was begging me to help him find a car and he’d pay me. He really was a sweet and funny man and I wish I knew him more than as a patient of mine. But he definitely was one of the memorable ones. Rest In Peace.

Cathy Lucarello

June 6, 2019

Such a lovely man! Rest In Peace! Prayers!

FROM THE FAMILY