Justine C. De Pasquale of West Pittston passed away peacefully on September 21st surrounded by her loving family. She had been a resident at the Gardens of Wyoming Valley located in Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Pittston on April 29, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Giacomo (Jack) and Calogera (Carrie) Augello De Pasquale. Her grandparents were Giuseppe and Giustina Rizzo Augello and Gaetano (Guy) and Angela Lo Mobile De Pasquale. She was a member of the former St. Rocco Roman Catholic Church, now St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. Justine was a graduate of Pittston High School and worked as a seamstress at Leslie Fay in Pittston for over thirty years.
In addition to her parents, Justine was preceded in death by her sisters Angeline De Pasquale, Dolores Melore, Josephine Sciandra, and her sister-in-law Connie De Pasquale. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Atty. Guy De Pasquale, Joseph De Pasquale and Dr. Sam De Pasquale.
Affectionately known as "Aunt Justine," she was a devoted daughter, sister and aunt who will be profoundly missed by her entire family. She was like a mother to her niece Jacqueline Smith and her husband David Smith, and a grandmother to their three children, John, Michael and Sarah.
Justine is survived by her sister, Theresa De Pasquale McNamara and her husband Thomas McNamara of Wyoming, her sister-in-law Jean De Pasquale of Camp Hill and her brother-in-law Charles (Chalo) Sciandra of Wyoming, uncle Michael Augello of Pittston and cousins.
Aunt Justine was devoted to all of her family and especially to her nieces and nephews, Carrie and Tom Tolentino of New York; Justin and Cathy De Pasquale of Wilkes-Barre; Cathy and Gerry Mihalick of Shavertown; David De Pasquale; Mary Theresa Sciandra of New York; Charlotte and Steve Weybrecht of Bear Creek; Jack De Pasquale, Jeanie De Pasquale, and Joseph and Susan De Pasquale, all of Mechanicsburg; Jackie and Penelope De Pasquale, Carmen De Pasquale, and Angela De Pasquale Briggs, all of Buffalo, New York; and her many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Her house was always the center of family gatherings. A gifted cook of Italian specialties, she was known for her chicken cutlet, white pizza, spaghetti with broccoli and her fig cookies. Justine loved music and dance, and her laughter was infectious.
Justine’s family extends special thanks to the nurses and staff at Gardens of Wyoming Valley for all their dedicated and compassionate care. Her family also expresses its gratitude to Justine’s physicians, Dr. Arthur Mitchell and the late Dr. Sam De Pasquale, for the wonderful care that they gave her throughout the years. Sam was a devoted brother and visited Justine daily.
In lieu of flowers, please make your memorial donations for Justine to the Residence Council Fund at Gardens of Wyoming Valley located at 50 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18702.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:30am from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am in Immaculate Conception Church, Corpus Christi Parish, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. Interment will follow in Denison Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday September 25, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home.