Kathryn (Kay) Bullerwell Agresti, 76
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Kathryn (Kay) Bullerwell Agresti, 76, of Fleming Island, Florida passed away peacefully at home Saturday, May 20, 2023 surrounded by her family. Kay was born August 26, 1946 in Somerville, Massachusetts to the late James and Rose Bullerwell.
Most important to Kay was her family. She and Jerry were married on April 22, 1967 in Oceana-Virginia Beach, Virginia. They moved to Florida in 1968 after Jerry’s tour in Viet Nam, with many stops in between. They were high school sweethearts and remained so throughout their 56 years together. They were blessed by the birth of their daughter, Louisa, in 1971. Kay basked in celebrations with Louisa and their grandchildren, Jeremy, Jaiden, and Jianna, especially their summer trips to Maine. She was blessed when her brother, George and sister-in-law, Laurie moved here in 2013. They have had many precious moments together.
Kay loved to travel, and she and Jerry have been to all the corners of the earth, including the South Pole. She always looked forward to their next adventure, albeit a new experience or returning to a favorite destination—one of which was an annual trip to the Tennessee mountains with dear friends. Kay was the one who initiated many get-togethers with friends. Planned parties or spur of the moment were both her specialty. Kay spawned “The Sisterhood”, sisters in Christ, supporting each other and celebrating each other. She loved dining out with family and friends, the theater, movies, and music—especially music from the sixties and praise music.
Kay had an illustrious career in real estate. Through hard work and determination, she owned and operated three Century 21 agencies. She was awarded Realtor of the Year, was President of the Clay County Board of Realtors, and the first woman president of the Multiple Listing Service.
Kay could be described as a strong, independent, capable woman who diligently served her community by being a force in efforts dear to her heart. She assisted in planning and developing Quigley House; her philanthropy in scholarships, area church growth, and planning many church retreats. Her faith was foremost in her life, leaning in on Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents, James (Buddy) and Rose Bullerwell; two brothers, James (Jimmy) Bullerwell and Richard (Dickie) Bullerwell. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 56 years, Gerald (Jerry) R. Agresti; daughter, Louisa K. Agresti; three grandchildren who call her Grandma, Jeremy R. Agresti, Jaiden E. Agresti-Yates, and Jianna K. Agresti-Yates; brother, George S. (Laurie) Bullerwell; as well as other extended relatives and close friends. She will be missed by too many to count.
Visitation with Kay’s family will be Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Russell Haven of Rest. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 11:00 am at River Christian Church with Pastor Nathan Freeman and Reverend Luke Memminger officiating. Interment will be held at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Cemetery on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 9:30 am for family and close friends.
As Kay appreciated nature’s beauty, flowers are welcome. If a donation is preferred in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the following:
River Christian Church https://riverchristian.church/give/
Grace Anglican Church https://www.graceanglican.church/onlinegiving/
Safe Animal Shelter of Clay County. https://safeanimalshelter.com/donations/donate/, or Jerry and Kay Agresti/Rotary Club of Orange Park Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mailing Address: Jerry and Kay Agresti / RCOP Charitable Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 445, Orange Park Florida 32067
Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Family and friends may share their condolences at: www.RHRFH.com 904-284-7720