Friday, July 9, 2021

Obituary for Pasquale Desimone

Pasquale Sebastian DeSimone (89) passed away on Friday, July 9th after an extended illness, surrounded by his loving family. Always ready with his quiet laugh and infectious smile, Pat found the joy in life each and every day. Whether bike riding down the shore, lighting it up on the dance floor to Sinatra, traveling the world or tending his beloved fig trees, Pasquale embraced each moment "doing it his way!" Born in Montella, Italy, he brought that Italian sensibility, and understated kindness, to everything he did. A lifetime stone mason, he continued his craft when he moved to the US working on commercial projects in the Philadelphia area for Lepore and Sons until his retirement in 1994, as well as countless projects for friends and family. But since marrying the love of his life Eleanor in 1955, for Pat it was all about "la famiglia"! He loved nothing more than being together for a family meal, followed by a spirited game of Pokeno. Pasquale is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Eleanor (nee Volpe), his daughter Laura DeSimone Shepard (Wayne, deceased 8/21/20) son Robert DeSimone (Dorothy), son Christopher DeSimone (Cheryl) and grandchildren Tim DeSimone (Rachel), Emily DeSimone, Rachael DeSimone and Haley DeSimone, and other extended family. He is predeceased by his son Gerard. Nonno was, and always will be, the heartbeat of our family. His loving spirit will live on in us forever.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday July 23rd at St. Francis Roman Catholic Church in Norristown, PA. Viewing will be at 10:00AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to https://www.alz.org/delval in Pasquale's name.

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