Carolyn Christine Agosta
Feb 10, 1940 – Oct 21, 2017
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 25th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, October 26th at 10am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3122 S. 74th St., followed by luncheon at the West Center Chapel. Memorials may be sent to: Methodist Hospital Foundation – Lung Cancer Study, 8701 W Dodge Rd, Suite 450, Omaha, NE 68114. 501c3 #47-0595345; or to Josie Harper Hospice House.
Carolyn “Muffie” Agosta entered her eternal rest on October 21, 2017 at Hospice House in Omaha, NE. She was born on Feb. 10, 1940 at the family farm in Clearwater, Nebraska, as the youngest of three daughters born to Mark and Marguerite Jeffries Muff. Her early years were spent enjoying the simple life with her family on the farm. She and her sisters rode ponies to a one room schoolhouse before boarding at St. Mary’s Academy in O’Neill, where she graduated in 1957.
Carolyn went on to graduate nursing school at St. Catherine’s in Omaha, earning her RN in 1960. She married Bob Sudyka of Omaha that same year. They resided in St Joseph, Missouri for three years before returning to Omaha, where she spent the next 30 years at various facilities and positions in the Omaha Health Care Community until retiring in 2002.
Carolyn was a Bon Vivant, who loved entertaining friends and family and regaling them with her cooking and lively conversation. Thanksgiving gatherings with her sister, Bonita, oftentimes turned into a comedy show reminiscent of an “I Love Lucy” episode with cocktails. They were the inventors of the burn and serve roll. Always an entertainer, she also performed as Pick-A-Lily the clown at events of all kinds. Halloween was a favorite holiday as she and her sister would make the rounds in their latest crazy “team” costume.
Muffie married Charlie Agosta on May 5, 2001. This began the time of her life as they embraced the vagabond lifestyle, traveling the country in their motor coach, visiting family and friends, and of course, making new friends everywhere they went. It was during these travels that they discovered the Venture Out community in Mesa, Arizona and made it their winter home. She loved it and as always, was quick to make new friends. She was known for her arts and crafts, and for the costumes in which she would dress her beloved companion, “Paddy” for the St. Patrick’s parade.
She is survived by her husband (and lasting gift to the family), Charlie Agosta; children: Christine Floth (Marty , Theresa Parr (Bill), Miggy Sudyka (Thomas McManus), and Joe Sudyka ( Debby); stepchildren: Alan Agosta, Sherry Thorau (Pete), Cindy Davis (Jim), and Kerri Vandverie (Jeff); 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Barbara Jean Swercheck and Bonita Cuddy; many nieces and nephews, cousins, and good friends around the country.