August “Gussy” Pina, 62

May 12, 2022

August “Gussy” Pina, 62, of Sarasota, Florida, passed away on May 3, 2022, at the Beneva Lakes Assisted Living Center following a long courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late August Pina and Arlene Thomas Pina of Marion. August was born in Marion on October 17, 1959.

He worked for Tom Barboza as a construction worker following his graduation from Old Rochester Regional High School for several years before moving to Florida. August continued working in the construction field for many years prior to his retirement.

August enjoyed playing golf, fixing and building things, and traveled around the world. He was a gifted artist who loved painting. “Gussy”

will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

August is survived by three siblings, sisters Phyliss Pina of Washington, DC and Lorraine Pina of Marion, and brother Robert Pina of Wareham. He also leaves behind two nephews Devon Pina of Washington, DC, and Brandon White of Marion, as well as many cousins and close childhood friend Ricky Delgado of Middleboro and caretaker Steve Dragon of Sarasota, Florida. 

A memorial service is planned for May 21, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Onset Foursquare Church, 301 Onset Avenue, Onset, MA. Family and friends are welcome to attend.