Lynn — Sergeant Major James R. Pasquale, Retired USMC, age 78, of Lynn, died Tuesday, October 2 at Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers, following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Barbara M. (Mulcahy) Pasquale, and the son of the late Angelo “Joe” and Rose (Hayes) Pasquale. Born and raised in Lynn, he attended E.J. Harrington School and Eastern Junior High School, and graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1951. Although Mr. Pasquale was a lifelong resident of Lynn, he enjoyed summers in North Conway, N.H., as well as winters in Nalcrest, Fla. He was a United States Marine, active from 1953-1955 and in the Reserves where he stayed for 28 years from 1955-1982, retiring as Sergeant Major. James worked as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service from 1963-1992 when he retired with 30 years of service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Valladolid #70, Lynn, the National Letter Carriers Association Branch #7, Lynn, Marine Corps League Essex County Detachment and the Meadowlarks.
He was an avid bowler and was active with softball, golf and enjoyed oil painting. He was an usher at St. Joseph’s Church, and belonged to the Holy Name Society, the Shoe City Golf League and the Lily Lake Golf League.
Besides his wife Barbara of 58 years, James is survived by his three daughters, Barbara J. Simpson and her husband Kevin of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Nancy J. Tracy and her dear friend John LeColst of Middleton, and Mary E. Cole and her husband Michael of Lynn; grandchildren, Jessica Carbonneau of Newmarket, N.H., Kimberly Hayes of Conn., James Tracy of Swampscott, Michael Paul, Joshua Patrick and Aidan James Cole, all of Lynn. He also leaves his great-grandchildren Andrew and Emma Carbonneau, and Camden and Cory Tracy and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Rosemary Rougier, Robert Pasquale and Ruth Marsh.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the Solimine, Landergan & Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rte. 129), Lynn, on Saturday at 8 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. Pius V Church, Lynn, at 9 a.m. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Korean War Veterans Lot, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. Directions & guest book www.solimine.com