March 6, 1950 – February 20, 2021
Augustine Franklin Guglielmo aka Augie, or The Gug was born on March 6th, 1950. He grew up in a brownstone in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. He attended William E. Grady High School and worked as a mechanic at Avis. He studied and received his license as an Import/Export Customs House Broker. He went on to thrive in that career for over 40 years.
Augustine met the love of his life in 1966 while hanging out with mutual friends. On their second date he told her they would one day get married. Their relationship flourished and they were married in 1969. They had a once in a lifetime kind of love that lasted almost a full 52 years.
Augustine would be described by his family as smart, loyal, caring, trustworthy, stubborn and strong moralled but also sensitive. Augie was a free spirited Pisces who was often the life of the party. He was an animal lover who enjoyed spending his time singing doo wop songs, watching action movies, and adored being around his grandchildren. He loved to talk (quite loudly) and had a contagious laugh. He would always say “everyone sees my face or hears me talk and they think I’m angry so I tell them...that’s just my face”. A man that everyone always thought looked and sounded angry would relax at home wearing his favorite Mickey Mouse shirt and watch. Augie was proud of the family he created and loved them more than anything in the world.
Augustine passed away on February 20th, 2021. He leaves behind his wife Santa, his sister Lucille, his son Ralph, his daughter Angelina, his daughter in law Iala, his son in law Philip, and his three grandchildren Amelia, Julian, and Giovanni. He was a complex man but a beautiful man with many characteristics that made him one of a kind. We are stronger because of the life we lived with him. He was loved and cherished by many, and respected by all.
Long live The Gug!
A memorial visitation for Augustine will be held Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home, 30 Nelson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308.
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
February 22, 2021
My Dad was one of a kind. He always found a way to make me smile but yet there was a deeper state of understanding in his gaze. He help make me the Man, Father, and Husband I am today.
You will be missed Pop!
Your loving Florida Family ❤️