August N. Pasqualetti, Jr.
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1951 - 2011

August N. Pasqualetti, Jr., 59, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born in Rome, N.Y. on October 4, 1951, son of August Sr. and Angeline DiBerardino Pasqualetti. Augie graduated from Rome Free Academy, Class of 1969. He was a self-employed glass worker. Augie was a member of St. John the Baptist Church and an active member of the Toccolana club.

Augie, a skilled glass artist, turned a simple piece of glass into a beautiful piece of art to cherish and enjoy. He will always be remembered for his glass creations and willingness to help where needed.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Ashley Pasqualetti, Kenmore, Wash.; his mother, Angeline Pasqualetti, Rome; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Merrylen and Frank Minicozzi, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Joyce Finnegan, Rome, Lisa Pasqualetti, Wilmington, N.C.; three nieces, five nephews, five great nieces and two great nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a great aunt, Sarah Spadafora, Rome. He was predeceased by his father, August Sr., and a brother-in-law, Harry Finnegan.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc., 218 W. Court St. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 2-6 p.m.


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I said my goodbye’s to Augie last night. As I approached his mother, she announced to everyone, how I had dated her son. I exchanged stories with his older sister. She held my hand and said, “Karen look at Augie, he is smiling at you” (Just like Augie, to go out with a grin on his face). He looked amazing, finally free of all his pain. Many of the old gang, that would  frequently hang out at El Chico’s Restaurant, came to pay their respect. Father James Tormey, a good friend of Augie’s, gave the funeral mass. Father Tormey, spoke about Augie’s glass etchings, and how the windows on the doors at St. John’s Church ( Dominick St. ), had been done by him. A few of his glass etchings were on display. His work was absolutely beautiful. He also had a love for cooking, was a carpenter, and could fix just about anything. Father Tormey commented on Augie’s generous nature and how he would always be ready to lend a helping hand. He concluded the eulogy acknowledging Augie as a caring, compassionate son, farther, brother and friend. It was heartwarming to know, that the young man of whom I was so fond of, many years ago, had turned out to be everything I knew he would be.

May peace surround you,

Karen Facciolo Coccagnia 




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