OBITUARY

Augustus Dan "Gus" Beligotti

February 19, 1932April 1, 2013
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Augustus Dan “Gus” Beligotti, 81, USMC Retired Captain, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, April 1, 2013.

Family & friends are invited to call on Friday, April 5th 2013 from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00pm at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, April 6 at 11:30am at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church. Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in Gus’s name to the Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Gus was born on February 19, 1932 in Watkins Glen, NY to the late Luigi & Teresa Beligotti. At the age of 18, Gus enlisted in the USMC, retiring after 21 years of active duty. He continued to honorably represent the Marine Corps the remainder of his life.

He is survived by his sister, Jane Butterazzi; sons, Dino (Nan), Danny (Ruth), Adam (Gina); numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces & nephews, all of which he took great pride and joy in. Gus was predeceased by his high school sweetheart & loving wife, Willie Beligotti; brothers, Feno, Nato, Aldo, Frank; sisters, Mary, Julia and Anna.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 5, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 6, 2013
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Augustus Dan "Gus" Beligotti

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January 10, 2014

Gus was a model Marine and leader/teacher of young men. He served as a platoon leader under my command in Viet Nam and was easily my finest officer. He will be greatly missed. Paul J. Smith Colonel (Ret) USMC.

Scott, Katilynn & Chance Taylor

July 17, 2013

Gus was such a wonderful man. So proud of this country and his time served. Always a smile and happy greeting. We salute your veteran. Our condolences for your loss and gratitude for your loved one's service to our country. Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Tom Werth

June 13, 2013

I met Gus and Willy in 1986 at The Captain's Quarters. He became part of our every year trip to the Glen for the races. He loved the comraderie and fun that all of us from Camillus brought every year. He continued that friendship by showing up to the Seneca Lodge on Saturday evenings to see all of us year after year. We all just learned of his death today 6-13-13. he will be forever missed. The Camillus Gang.....

Rob Cochran

April 18, 2013

Gus was one of a kind. A person I liked from the moment I met him. Miss you buddy

April 11, 2013

Gus was a great uncle to us ,and a wonderful brother and friend to our dad. our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace uncle Gus. Elaine and Kevin

April 7, 2013

A great friend and neighbor for many years, will always be in our thoughts, love ya. Jud & Jo Ann.

April 6, 2013

"I couldn't have said it any better than my daughter's (Janelle) guest book message. Gus made the Marine Corp proud and he was a proud Marine! He also was very proud of his three sons. Gus never forgot his NY roots and happily came back home to his Willie and his family. Rest well but not too long since I feel sure there are some projects up there just waiting for your attention!" God's peace,
Leah (Hertford, NC)

Angie Tufillaro

April 6, 2013

Rest in peace Uncle Gus! I will never forget all the fun we had! I was so blessed to have you in my life. SEMPER FI

John Frank

April 5, 2013

Gus would from time to time stop at my home on Decatur Street. We would always talk about the good old days. What a wonderful hard working person he was.

Richard & Marilyn Drake

April 5, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.