Carmen “Stag” Stagnitti
February 28, 1938 - October 30, 2022

Carmen Santo Stagnitti, better known as “Stag,” 84, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at his home. Born on Monday, February 28, 1938 in Syracuse, NY, he was the loving son of the late Rosario Stagnitti and Angelina Farfaglia. After high school, he attended Wayne County Community College. He was a mason by trade and spent a large part of his career in the United States Air Force at Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, NC, from which he retired to the reserves.

Stag was a longtime fisherman who became a staple at the Seaview Fishing Pier in Sneads Ferry where he will be greatly missed by many fishing buddies. To quote Stag’s own words, “Thank you to all my family and friends for your support and friendship throughout the years, it’s only “Tootalo” for now.”

He is survived by his children, Angela Turbyfill and Debra Newsome (Stanley) both of TN and David Jones (Kristi) of PA; and by his brother, Ross Stagnitti.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son in-law, Scott Turbyfill and 11 siblings.

To respect his wishes, no services will be held at this time.

To know Stag is to know he was a free spirited, happy person who was also witty and stubborn!

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  • Jennifer Pruitt Posted November 3, 2022 4:47 pm

    Stag you will be missed your smile and your clever jokes🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

  • Jason Fowler Posted November 3, 2022 8:40 pm

    Stag, I will definitely miss you and all of our chats that we always had. You always had a genuine concern for everyone. Miss you buddy! Catch all the mullet you can my friend in Heaven!

  • Lisa Hurtado Posted November 4, 2022 1:30 pm

    Fly high Stag!! Love. Cairo.

  • Becky Edgerton Posted November 4, 2022 4:03 pm

    Ol Stag !’ Your favorite hair girl here !! I will miss your face and jokes !! I love you deeper than that ocean !! Praying for the family !!

  • Shari Davis Posted November 8, 2022 12:51 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Stag’s passing. Stag and I worked at ERA Eastgate Realty in the late 1970s. Stag worked with Eastgate Construction, which was part of Eastgate Realty. He was always fun to talk with, work with and hang out with. Always with a sense of humor and kind words for everyone. Well, almost everyone! I made sure when I visited Goldsboro back in the late 90s to look him up and spend a little time with him. We chatted about the old days in Goldsboro. He hadn’t change a bit! It was great keeping up with Stag via FB over the years. You will be missed by many my friend. Condolences to his children.

  • Steve Evanko Posted November 8, 2022 3:08 pm

    To Stags family , Stag will be greatly missed especially talking to him at the pier. It was honor to know him .

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