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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.


My sweet Grandma is with her parents, husband, and her two children again. I love you Grandma. Always.

TERENA BENNETT November 3, 2020
I love you and I will miss you aunt Betty. I know that uncle Joe was there with his arms wide open to take you home, the love that you to had for each other was beautiful. Thank you for always wanting to have reunions so that the family could come together. Sunday your family reunion was with your husband, mother, father, sisters, brother, children and grandchildren. I�m so glad that I was able to come to your moving away party. I will cherish the memories and pictures that we all took together forever. Please hug my daddy for me. I love you with all my heart.

DEBBIE CHAVIS November 3, 2020
I will dearly miss you Betty our friendship was very special to me. We laughed alot on our daily phone calls as we checked in on each other.Your were such a special lady and deeply loved your familyAnd the grandchildren we shared with Jay and Amanda.Go and rest now my friend and be with Joe now and, Sherry Lynn & Jay give them a big hug from from me and Mark.Love,Debbie

SHIRLEY LAWSON November 3, 2020
I was so sorry to hear about Betty passing I hadn�t saw her in a long time but we were friends on Facebook and I enjoyed her post so much. She usually ended her post by saying love you, I will miss her posts . Condolences to her family.

MICHELLE PETERMAN November 3, 2020
Oh Aunt Betty, I am at a loss for words. You are going to be so sorely missed. You were one amazing woman that was the glue in this family. You were like a mother to many of us, and for that I will forever miss you. I am sure you and Uncle Joe are dancing again. I know God wrapped you in his arms and welcomed you home. Hug and kiss my Momma for me. I hope you know just how wonderful having you as an Aunt means to me. I will think of the memories often and hold them deep in my heart. Love you.

AMANDA CORNELL November 4, 2020
Grandma I love you very much. You will always and forever be miss. You can now dance in Heaven with Grandpa Im sure Sherry and Jay is singing a beautiful song for y�all. Love you.

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