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Chief Joseph Pascarella

Chief Joseph Pascarella

January 10, 1927 - February 26, 2019     Age: 92

Chief Joseph Pascarella, USN, Ret., 92, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 with his family by his side at the Warner Center for Caring.

Born in New Haven, Connecticut he was a son of the late John and Elvira Berte Pascarella.

He served his country in the United States Navy and retired as a Chief Petty Officer after 30 years of service.

After the Navy, Joe worked for several years as an Electrician for Schultz Electric and for Bellinger Electric.

He and his wife of 43 years, Betty, moved to Fernandina Beach nearly five years ago from Cheshire, Connecticut. In Cheshire he was an active parishioner of the Church of the Epiphany. He was an eucharistic minister administering the sacraments to those in the hospital and homebound.

After moving to Fernandina Beach his faith life continued to be important to him as he was a parishioner at St. Francis of Assisi Mission in Yulee.

Joe loved all types of music but was especially fond of classical music. In addition to music, he also loved to dance. It was on the dance floor he and his dear Betty met. While stationed in Jacksonville, he and Betty were attending a dance at the St. Johns Bluff Road Armory. Betty asked him to dance and it began their love story.

Joe was a loving Godly father and grandfather. There was never a time that he was not telling his family that he loves them, and God loves them. He shared scriptures and parables with them often, always explaining the meaning of them to the young.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Louis and a sister, Phyllis; two daughters, Sherry and Lynn and a son, Terry.

He leaves behind his wife, Betty Pascarella of Fernandina Beach; his children, Donna Pascarella of New Haven, CT, Louis Pascarella of New Haven, CT, Geraldine (Jim) Shaffer of Conneauet, OH, Robert Little of Fernandina Beach, Regina Pascarella of New Haven, CT, Tammy (Mark)DeLa Cruz of Fernandina Beach, Malvira (Michael) Pecor of East Haven, CT, Yvonne (Richard) Rice of Jacksonville, and JoeyLynn Pascarella of Charlotte Hall, MD; a brother, Vincent (Lorraine) Pascarella of Norwalk CT; a sister, Annette (Phillip) Boeding of Madison, CT; 28 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild.

Services for Mr. Pascarella will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors with Deacon Brian Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 AM.

He will be laid to rest, with Military Honors, at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 2:00 PM.

The family asks that donations be made, in his memory, to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission, 86000 St. Francis Way, Yulee, FL 32097.

27 Condolences

  • Chris Carder Posted February 26, 2019 2:52 pm

    My condolences and prayers to everyone

  • Susan DiNatale Posted February 26, 2019 2:57 pm

    I’m so sorry for your families loss Joey.

  • Kathy Rochay Posted February 26, 2019 3:22 pm

    Praying for you and your famiky, Tammy. We love,you.

  • Loretta Arnone Posted February 26, 2019 3:45 pm

    I’m very sorry for the loss of Joe Pascarella..he was a devoted husband and father.. he will be missed by all. Praying for comfort for you all during this difficult time.

  • Katy and Rick Boyd Posted February 26, 2019 3:56 pm

    Sorry for your loss, Joey, Cassie, Keanu and Willow.

  • Katy and Rick Boyd Posted February 26, 2019 3:56 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Joey, Cassie, Keanu and Willow.

  • Katy and Rick Boyd Posted February 26, 2019 3:57 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss, Joey, Cassie, Keanu and Willow.

  • Wanda Kennedy Chinsolo Posted February 26, 2019 4:17 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  • David and Debbie Nemergut Posted February 26, 2019 4:48 pm

    So sorry for your loss. David and Debbie Nemergut.

  • Trees a Bates Posted February 26, 2019 5:35 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. ❤️

  • Gail Notestine Posted February 26, 2019 6:24 pm

    So terribly sorry for the loss of Joe. You are in my prayers during this sad time. May God give you strength.

  • Anu Posted February 26, 2019 6:41 pm

    Sorry for ur loss Betty and family

  • Jan Ross Posted February 26, 2019 7:12 pm

    Tammy, Mark , Betty and family, truly a sad time for those who knew n loved him like you all did. I had the pleasure of meeting him. He will be in my thoughts n prayers . God bless

  • Gerri & Jim Shaffer Posted February 26, 2019 7:54 pm

    Dad,their is so much I could say, but I would fill this entire page. Your Love for your Family and Christ were always present in our home. You Loved everyone, a heart of pure gold. Your Bride was forever grateful for a wonderful life you two shared. Love you Pops, Forever in our hearts..You will be missed by many..RIP

  • Chris Ziomek Posted February 26, 2019 8:52 pm

    My heart is with you today as you send your dad to heaven! Prayers always.

  • Michelle Peterman Posted February 26, 2019 8:55 pm

    Rest in peace Uncle Joe. You were a wonderful man loved by all who knew you. You blessed many with your presence and made your brides life complete. You will be missed and thought of often. May Gid wrap you in his arms and wekcome you ti a blessed eternity. Love you Uncle Joe, Godspeed.

  • Michelle Peterman Posted February 26, 2019 8:57 pm

    Rest in peace Uncle Joe. You were a wonderful man loved by all who knew you. You blessed many with your presence and made your brides life complete. You will be missed and thought of often. May God wrap you in his arms and welcome you to a blessed eternity. Love you Uncle Joe, Godspeed.

  • Shirley Lawson Posted February 26, 2019 9:35 pm

    Betty and family, I am so sorry for your loss of one so special to yourself and the family.I didn’t know Joe but I have heard only good things about him.Prayers that God will comfort all of you during this time of grief. Love and hugs.

  • Anna Harrington Moranski Posted February 26, 2019 10:42 pm

    I was blessed to have you as my Grandpa. Thank you for your love, strength, and kind heart. I will always love and miss you. Your granddaughter always

  • Gary and Pam Cox Posted February 27, 2019 6:51 am

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Mari Lea and family also Paul, Martin and Jimmy Posted February 27, 2019 12:10 pm

    So sorry for your lost. God needed him home. Praying for strength, comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding.

  • Lisa Napier Posted February 27, 2019 12:25 pm

    Peace and courage during this sad time.

  • BRADLEY PIERRON HM3 Posted February 28, 2019 12:08 am


  • Sincerely; Bruce Serdahl – USN- 1975-1981 Posted February 28, 2019 11:53 am

    I’m sorry for your loss ; I know from reading about Joseph that he truly was a very special person. I believe that through him that there’s a lot of people that have more insight to our Lord. I know that your loss is one, that will be with you forever. He not only served his country but he also has served Our Lord by spreading his words. Making sure that everyone understood what our Lord and savior had in mind. His Brothers and Sisters from all of the military branches will not forget him.
    Again I would like to send my condolences to you and your family in your time of greif. Also I want to thank you and your family for his time in the service preserving our freedoms that we have.

  • YNC Chuck Mason USN(retired) Posted February 28, 2019 12:09 pm

    I can relate to the loss the family suffers. As a 70 year old I have lost loved ones far to soon. I did not know Joseph personnely but as a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer I have seen several good “brothers” depart.

  • David M Boeding Posted March 2, 2019 4:07 pm

    Adalgisa, will meet with you someday Uncle Joe. Just giver her time to do all that she is meant to do. Take your seat near the Lord and bask in his love of you. I consider it an honor to have known you of the gentle and kind spirit.

  • AUDREY champion Posted March 7, 2019 10:52 am

    DEAR FAMILEY AND FRIENDS MY HEART GOESOUT TO ALL I DID NOT KNOW j him but i hward some wonderful things about him and my prayers are with all of you in this sad time

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