WATERTOWN, NY — Augustine D. “Augie” Capone, 80, Watertown, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Sept. 24, 2021, at his home.
Born July 12, 1941, in Watertown, the son of Augustine “Gus” and Anna L. Tarzia Capone, he graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy.
He entered the US Army on Sept. 22, 1960. He served with the military police in Germany and was honorably discharged on Sept. 12, 1962.
On Feb. 2, 1963 Augie married Angelika Mueller at St. Anthony’s Church and she passed on June 24, 1992.
He retired from the Watertown City Police Department in 1992 as a sergeant and juvenile aid officer with over 20 years of service to the city. His career put him in a Netflix documentary and he was mentioned in a novel.
Augie was a communicant of both St. Anthony’s and Holy Family churches.
He was a member and former vice president of the Police Benevolent Association
He enjoyed spending time with his family, Sunday sauce, coffee with his siblings, and time at the cottage on Sherwins Bay.
Augie is survived by his three children, Andrew J. and Michele Capone, Lowville, Andrea L. and Scott Garrabrant, Watertown, and Aaron S. and Michele Capone, Watertown; eight grandchildren and a great-grandson and two great-grandchildren on the way; three siblings, Joanne Ossola, Watertown, Rosalie Prevost, Watertown, and Charles and Linda Capone, Evans Mills; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Along with his wife, Augie was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Marion and Theresa Capone, a sister, Barbara Cook, and three brothers-in-law, Lou Ossola, Fran Prevost, and Fred Cook.
The family wishes to express their love and gratitude to his caregivers Penny Biccum, Debbie Baker, and Nicole Tubolino for their unconditional compassion and love for their father.
Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. A prayer service will be held 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the funeral home followed by the 10 a.m. funeral Mass celebrated at Holy Family Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Donations in his name may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1425 Washington St., and Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.
Online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com