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"If there is trouble, I stay here to help you. For your father – for your father."
―Enzo Aguello[src]

Enzo Aguello was a baker from Sicily and assistant of Nazorine, as well as becoming his son-in-law.

Biography

Early Life

Enzo Aguello was born in Sicily and enlisted in the Army during World War II. He was captured shortly before the fall of Benito Mussolini and sent over to New Jersey as a prisoner of war, though 6 months before the end of the war, he was paroled to help with the American war effort and found work with Nazorine, the Baker in Little Italy, New York.

Enzo and Katerina

"Padrone, I swear by the Holy Virgin I have never taken advantage of your kindness. I love your daughter with all respect. I ask for her hand with all respect. I know I have no right, but if they send me back to Italy I can never come back to America. I will never be able to marry Katherine"
―Enzo to Nazorine[src]

During his time with Nazorine's family, Enzo developed a mutual affection for Nazorine's daughter Katherine. As Nazorine fiercely insulted, Enzo and his daughter, shortly Enzo was about to be sent back to Sicily, Katherine pleaded with her father to let Enzo stay, staying she would move to Italy if Enzo were not to stay, with Enzo also telling the baker that he has not taken advantage of his kindess nor his daughter. Fearing that his daughter and Enzo would elope, or conceive a child, Nazorine visited his old friend Vito Corleone, who ensured Enzo would remain in the country, assuring the baker competent people would be be sent to his pastry shop, and the job was given to a Jewish Congressman in the next district. Shortly after, Enzo would marry Katherine.

Friendship with the Corleones

After the Don was shot by the forces of Virgil Sollozzo, Enzo went to visit him in hospital, only finding Michael Corleone alone in the building. Although he was warned by Michael that their would be trouble, Enzo destood guarding the hospital outside as a gesture of thanks for the Godfather's actions, risking his life for the Godfather. He fled once the would-be assassins departed and the police arrived. After Michael was found by Tom Hagen, he was informed of this, Tom calling Enzo, smarter than Michael. By 1955, Enzo and Katherine were parents to multiple children and after the Don's death, Enzo, Nazorine, Katherine, their children and his mother-in-law Filomena attended his funeral.

Future

"Godfather, this is the cake for you and your family, from Enzo the baker."
―Enzo to Michael[src]

Enzo at Michael Corleone's party.

After Nazorine's retirement in the 1950s, Enzo took over his bakery. Later, in gratitude for his services, Michael made Enzo head pastry chef at one of the family's top Las Vegas casinos, Castle in the Clouds. In 1979 when Michael received the Order of St. Sebastian, Enzo prepared an enormous cake for the celebrations.

Behind the Scenes

In both theThe Godfather and The Godfather Part III, Enzo was played by Gabriele Torrei.

Trivia

  • The surname Aguello isn't a genuine Italian name and is likely derived from the more common Sicilian name Augello. Canonically speaking, it could be that Aguello's name was spelled wrong by an immigration clerk at Ellis Island, something that was quite common when immigrants entered the United States in the early twentieth century.
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