Betty L. Pascarella


Mrs. Betty L. Pascarella, age 81 of Yulee, FL passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Born in Wise County, Virginia she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Grace Cox.

She received her CNA certificate in both Connecticut and Florida. She worked as a CNA for a number of years at Elim Park Baptist Home in Cheshire, Connecticut. In her younger years Betty managed the restaurant at Jax Lanes Bowling Alley in Jacksonville along with her mother the late Grace Cox. She returned to waitressing for several years before retiring. Her southern hospitality won the hearts of all her patrons in Connecticut. She was known by all as an energetic, loving and giving person who treated everyone with the same selfless kindness.

She was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. They kept her young at heart teaching her new dances and all about technology today.

Betty loved music and dancing. It was the love of dance that brought her and her late husband Joseph Pascarella together. While attending a dance at the St. Johns Bluff Road Armory, she asked Joseph to dance and the love story began that lasted over 43 years.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission. She loved her church family dearly.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph who passed away in 2019; siblings, Joann McCoy, Elizabeth Little, Billy Cox; daughters, Sherry Lynn Cornell, Lynn Ruggiero; son, Terry Harrington and grandchildren, Johnny Cornell and Sherry Cornell.

She leaves behind her children, Donna Pascarella, Louis Pascarella both of New Haven, Connecticut, Geraldine Shaffer (Jim) of Conneaut, Ohio, Robert Little of Yulee, Florida, Regina Pascarella of New Haven, Connecticut, Tammy DeLaCruz (Mark) of Callahan, Florida, Malvira Pecor (Michael) of East Haven, Connecticut, Yvonne Rice (Richard) of Jacksonville, Florida, Joey Pascarella of Charlotte Hall, Maryland; brother-in-law, Vincent Pascarella (Lorraine); sister-in-law Annette Boeding (Phillip) of Madison, Connecticut. She also leaves behind 28 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard.

Her family will receive friends from 9:00 am until the hour of service.

She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Jacksonville National Cemetery.