Louis  Pascucci Jr.


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Gloucester - Louis Pascucci Jr., 87, of Gloucester, passed away June 2, 2019, at the Care Dimension's Hospice House in Lincoln, Mass., with his two daughters by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn L. (Catalini) Pascucci. Born in Gloucester, he was the son of the late Louis Pascucci Sr. and Rosalie (LaGrasso) Pascucci. He was a graduate of Gloucester High School with the class of 1951.

Lou was a veteran of the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany where he painted military vehicles. He became lifelong friends with three men he met while in the military William (Buddy) Gentile, John Musty, and Paul Zocco.

Lou was the owner of Lou's Auto Body Shop, which became Lou's Radiator, at 63 Maplewood Avenue, from 1960 to 1987, when he retired. Many people would stop in and shoot the breeze with Lou while he worked on cars or radiators.

Lou was a devoted family man, a loving husband and father, a good and generous man. Those that really knew him loved him. When the children were young, Lou made floats for all the kids and adults to join in and ride on during the Horribles and St. Peter's
parades in Gloucester. Bob Catalini, Mac McCormack, and Whitey Edmonds all pitched in to help out.

Lou also enjoyed the Pascucci family parties that Bill and Frank put together. Lou's best friend was his youngest brother Bill Pascucci. Lou felt his brother took after their Father because of their business ventures. He visited Bill after he retired all the time. They both loved flying planes together which they had since children.

Lou coordinated a motorcycle group that road together every Wednesday night out of Gloucester, Mass. Lou and Marilyn would lead rides from Gloucester to different coffee shops and restaurants each week in the summer months.

Lou's real passion was flying model airplanes and helicopters. His perfectionism came out in his workmanship winning various competitions year after year. He and his good friend Ernie Huber were asked to build and fly helicopters in California for the movie "The Towering Inferno" with Charlton Heston in 1974. Lou opted to stay home but built and painted helicopters that Ernie flew for the movie.

Lou decided to get his pilot's license and purchased an Aircoupe. Lou flew with his wife and anyone else that would ride. He won many awards for his plane and also had an
article written about him in Private Pilot magazine. He built a Gyrocopter in his late 60s, towed the Gyro to Arkansas to learn how to fly. Unfortunately he crashed it not long after bringing it home from Arkansas. No one was hurt but it broke his heart.

After Lou's beloved wife of 54 years, Marilyn, died he moved into McPherson Park where he made many friends. He loved his apartment. Enjoyed bingo, events, and the social network provided at McPherson.

Lou loved making pasta and ravioli's with his wife and daughters. One of his favorite holidays was St. Joseph's, which reminded him of his childhood. He enjoyed going to his nephew Richard and wife Phyllis Pascucci's house to celebrate the day.

Surviving him are two daughters, Mary Lou and husband Louis Mitchell Jr. of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Laurie and husband Ray Perkins of Billerica, Mass.; two sisters, Esther Desjardins and Rosalie King; four sister-in-laws Barbara Catalini, Shirley Edmonds, Nancy Bateman, and Natalie Rodier; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Lou was predeceased by his beloved wife Marilyn (Catalini); his brothers and sisters, Everett and wife Julia, Anthony (Tony) and wife Rose, Sam and wife Alice, Joseph, Frank and wife Phyllis, Henry and wife Onna, Bill and wife Patricia, Frances and husband Lee Choate, Sarah and husband Russell Wonson, Mary and husband Larry Perry. His immediate in-laws, Charles DesJardin, Basil and wife Edna Catalini, Basil Catalini and wife Janet, Robert Catalini, Daisy and husband John Oliver, Judith Catalini, Gloria and husband Robert McCormack, William Edmonds, Bruce Bateman, David Thompson and Skip Rodier, Diane and husband William Lopes; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

His funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect Street, Gloucester, on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester. In lieu of flowers, donations in Louis' name made be made to Gloucester American Legion and/or Bedford Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Mass. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester.
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Grace & John Harvey
Jun 13, 2019
Lou was such an unforgettable character,spunky too. We are reminded of the poem 'High Flight'.He is with Marilyn now.R. I. P.
Domingo & Mary Claudio
Jun 12, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Pascucci. Family! Especially his Daughter's laurie and Mary Lou!
Lou will be soarley missed by the many lives he touched!
Ron & Louise Blackadar
Jun 11, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Lou’s passing. As a longtime friend I feel privileged to have known him and a piece of my heart goes with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary Lou and Laurie as well as the rest of the Pascucci family.
John E. Newman
Jun 11, 2019
So very sorry for your loss!!! I can remember my farther and i bring our radiators to Lou's Radiator. They would always go to him looking in pretty ruff shape but always come back to us looking like brand new !!! Lou will be greatly missed by all that knew him. RIP LOU !!!