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Donald A. “Don” Pasco

Funeral Services and Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett will be held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Donald A. “Don” Pasco, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 21st as God granted his final wish of being home surrounded by his family. He was 91 years of age.

Born and raised in Boston, he was the son of the late Nicholas & Margaret (Gamaldo) Pasco. He attended Boston English High School and immediately enlisted in the United States Army. A proud member of a military family, Don and his 3 brothers each enlisted into separate branches of the United States Armed Forces, all of them serving faithfully and honorably. It was in the Army, where Donald made many lifelong friends. He thoroughly enjoyed serving his time and defending the country that he loved. He took up boxing while he was in the Army and it was there, he realized his potential in many aspects of his life, especially as a talented musician. After multiple re-enlistments, he was honorably discharged in 1951 and returned home to East Boston. He would begin working in the business of aluminum siding and specialized in windows and doors. He would eventually own and operate his own business named Pasco Aluminum for many years. His love for music would lead him to become a popular piano player in various venues throughout the North Shore area and later in Central Massachusetts. He played for over 70 years, from the Frolics on Revere Beach, to the Driftwood and the Pony Lounge in East Boston. His resume included a 30-year stint at the Continental Restaurant in Saugus and Angelica’s in Middleton, among others. After marrying, Yvonne M. Goulart, the couple resided in Dorchester with their youngest son for several years before moving to Revere and would eventually move to Brookfield where they made their new home about 9 years ago. As a result, Don would continue to share his musical talent in Central Massachusetts. He continued throughout his 80s playing in several Senior Centers and even up until recently he and his wife, Yvonne, performed at Brookhaven Assisted Care in West Brookfield, Massachusetts. Don was a dedicated family man and his personality drew everyone to him immediately. He and his family were avid theatre goers and as a result made many honored friendships over the years. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him or anyone who had the joy of listening to his gift of music that he shared with so many throughout his life.

He is the beloved husband of 29 years to Yvonne M. Goulart of Brookfield. Devoted father of Melinda S. “Mindy” Curry & her fiancé Timothy Amentola of Everett, Michelle L. “Shelly” Pasco & her companion Matt LeGallo of Revere, Nicole L. Pasco and her husband Fouad Chebani of Revere, Anthony D. Pasco & his wife Nicole Tedesco-Pasco of Taunton &  Nathaniel “Nathan” D. Goulart-Pasco of Brookfield. Cherished grandfather of Linda Brown & her husband Joshua, Mario N. Pasco, Yassmina Kalila, Sophia Pasco, Roman Pasco, Dominic & Camron Shaw. Lovingly survived by Roberta L. Racki of Chelsea, Brian R. Racki and his wife Athanasia of Lynn, Ottavia Racki of Chelsea & her children & Stephanie Murphy of Salem, New Hampshire & her daughter. Dear brother of Edward Pasco & his wife Candy of Woburn and the late Jeanette Venuti, Richard “Dick” Pasco, Elizabeth “Betty” Oliva, Leonard “Lenny” Pasco and Maryann Dello Russo. Don is fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral Services & Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett will be Private.

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  1. Sophia pasco
    Mar 21 2022

    Miss you papa it’s been 2 years fly high

  2. Marguerite Bova
    May 25 2020

    So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He brought joy to so many people for years in sharing his musical talent. God bless and be with him and everyone in your wonderful family. Our hearts are with you ❤️
    Much love, Margi, Steve And Tyler

  3. John Heald
    May 23 2020

    So sorry to hear of your loss my deepest condolences thoughts and prayers to you and yours

  4. ed deveau
    May 23 2020

    So sorry to hear of “Uncle Don’s passing. Such a great guy.
    Very talented and wonderful personality.

    Eddie Deveau

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