Haverhill, MA — Joseph M. “Joe” Pascucci Jr., of Haverhill, passed away at Merrimack Valley Hospice House on June 9, 2014, with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Haverhill on April 22, 1932, to the late Joseph M. Pascucci Sr. and Emma (Iasimone) Pascucci. Joe spent his life in Haverhill and attended Haverhill schools, graduating from Haverhill High School with the Class of 1950. He loved sports and was an active member of the football and basketball teams throughout his high school days.
Following high school, Joe was hired by Western Electric, and while there enlisted in the United States Army in 1953, and was honorably discharged in 1959. He returned to Western Electric, where he retired after 36 years of service as a Plant Works Services Supervisor. He made many friends there, and played on the bowling and softball leagues. During his time there, he moonlighted as a Haverhill Reserve Police Officer for several years.
His life revolved around his family and he was always there to lend a hand and advice. He was a people person and loved family and friends. His house is nicknamed “The Do Drop Inn” by many. One of his greatest pleasures was playing the piano for everyone. He was also an avid photographer and loved camping and gardening.
Joe was the beloved husband of his high school sweetheart, Susan (Paquette) Pascucci, to whom he’d been married for 62 years. He leaves behind beloved sons, Michael and Maryann (Cote) Pascucci, Stephen and wife, Margaret, Thomas and wife, Louise, Paul, Christopher and wife, Leslie, and Joseph and wife, Melissa; daughter, Maureen and husband, John Mura; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also leaves his beloved sisters, Marilyn and husband, Kenneth Lavallee, and Carol and late husband, Robert Sawyer; and a very large extended family that he loved immensely.
He was an amazing husband, father, teacher, and friend. He will be forever missed.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, June 17, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Paul C. Rogers Family-Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 334 Main Street, Haverhill. Funeral services and interment will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830.