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Leonardo A. “Tony” Pasquale

Family and Friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Boston Harborside Home of J.S. Waterman & Son-Waring-Langone, 580 pasquale-tonyCommercial Street, Boston on Friday, November 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Leonardo A. “Tony” Pasquale, who died on Tuesday, November 1st following a long illness at the Saugus home of his daughter, Nancy. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, November 5th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Leonard of Port Maurice Church, 320 Hanover St. (corner of Hanover & Prince St.), Boston’s North End at 10:00 a.m.

Born & raised in the Abbruzzese Region of Italy, he came to Boston’s North End almost 70 years ago. His origins, gave him benefit to become a successful entrepreneur. In 1960, “Tony” opened “King of Pizza” in the heart of Boston’s Combat Zone, the restaurant was a landmark for Bostonians for over 24 years. With the advent of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the restaurant was forced to close. In the early 1980s, Tony’s son, Mark, combined his youth and expertise to found the still thriving, “Boston Half Time Pizza” directly across from the, then Boston Garden, now known as “TD Garden”. The Pasquale family’s modus operandi, in the function & operation of business, was the absolute inclusion of family “on-board” at all times. Theirs was an age-old loving, true & tried plan of an exceptional work ethic and finest product to be offered & the motto “the customer is always right”. Tony and his dear wife Dora, instilled to their entire family devotion & respect to family, first & foremost. “Tony” was blessed to have enjoyed unlimited mobility until his 90th year.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years Dora (Pasquale) Pasquale. He is the cherished father to Rita Pasquale, Nancy Sclafani & her husband Frank, Sr. and Mark Pasquale, all of Saugus. He is the adoreded grandfather of Frank Sclafani, Jr., Dianna Sclafani, Natasha Francis & husband Brian, Anthony Pasquale, Alexandra “Alley” Pasquale, Justin & Matthew Pasquale, all of Saugus. He was the brother of the late Quintino Pasquale & brother in law of the late Elio Pasquale. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews here and in Italy. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, November 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Boston Harborside Home of J.S. Waterman & Son-Waring-Langone, 580 Commercial Street, Boston’s North End

Funeral Mass

Saturday, November 5th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Leonard of Port Maurice Church, 320 Hanover Street, corner of Hanover and Prince St., Boston’s North End

Interment

St. Michael Cemetery, Boston

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s name may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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