Mr. Thomas Joseph Aglio NOVEMBER 22, 1931 – JANUARY 29, 2023
Join us as we pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. Thomas Aglio who died on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at the age of 91. In 1962, Mr. Aglio began Catholic Charities of Central Florida from his home with little more than a telephone and a typewriter. Mr. Aglio retired from his post after forty (40) years of service in 2002. On October 8, 2012, past and present Catholic Charities staff, volunteers, clients, supporters and Catholic school students gathered at St. James Cathedral to pray with gratitude for Mr. Aglio’s legacy at a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by Bishop John Noonan. At that Mass, Mr. Aglio said in his characteristically Eucharistic living, “What have we been called to do as a community – to reflect the precious face of God to everybody who needs us.” Mr. Aglio received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice papal honor in 2018. He dedicated his life serving God by his love of his family and God’s people.
Thomas Aglio is preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife Margaret, and his sons Paul and Stephen. He is survived by 7 children, Susan Hatchett (Martin), Teresa Earnest (George Furse), Mariana Thorn (Robin), Betsy Christy (Carl), Philip Aglio (Susanna), Kathleen Lewis (Brian), James Aglio (Kimberly), as well as 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 526 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. The family will host a reception following the service. The committal and interment will take place at 3 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha, FL 34734.
Donations made in Mr. Aglio’s memory will benefit the Matthew 25 Fund which was established in celebration of Catholic Charities’ 60th Anniversary to continue providing long-term financial support for Catholic Charities’ mission to embrace those in need with hope, transforming their lives through faith, compassion, and service. Donations to the Matthew 25 Fund will benefit the ministries of Catholic Charities of Central Florida. Distributions from this fund will be used to support the ministries which provide aid to the indigent, homeless, hungry, jobless, sick, and dying in our community. This purpose fits beautifully with the scriptural passage of Matthew 25: “Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.”
In celebration of Catholic Charities 60th Anniversary Year and through generous gifts from the Clarence P. Geis Trust and the Gardner Family, all donations to the Matthew25 Fund made through March 31st, 2023 – will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $600,000!
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.