Mary A. Pasquarosa, 63, passed away on Monday, Nov., 19, 2012 at Frisbie Memorial Hospital. Mary was born on Nov. 16, 1949 in Brockton, MA to the late Gordon Sr. and Celeste Duncanson. After graduating high school, Mary was employed by Bay State Gas. Bay State Gas was purchased by Northern Utilities, then Ni Source, and then Unitil, who employed Mary until her passing. Mary also loved volunteering. She was a Trauma Intervention Volunteer for ten years, a volunteer for VICTIMS, INC. Bingo, Camp Purple Parachute, GAP Facilitator for two years, and spent twelve years offering grief support for students. Mary joined the Ladies Auxiliary VFW in 1998 and quickly became a Life Member. She was a faithful volunteer for the VFW Bingo Wednesday and Friday nights. Mary was Ladies Auxiliary Treasurer for eight years. She always enjoyed working the programs and attending functions for the Veterans. Later on she volunteered her time for Spaulding Hockey Bingo on Sunday night. Since joining the Ladies Auxiliary Mary served as Auxiliary President, District President, State Guard and State Conductress. She was the chairperson for several programs, including Legislative, Membership and VFW National Home for Children where she organized a bus trip to visit the National Home. Marys favorite program was helping organize and institute a Jr. Girls Unit in Rochester. Mary provided support, friendship and mentoring to the girls. She was a member of the American Legion Aux Post 7, and a member of Sweet Adelines Harmony Group. Mary is predeceased by her parents and her brother Gordy Duncanson. She is survived by her husband, Wardell Paul Pasquarosa of Rochester; her sisters, Jackie Freeman of Marshfield, MA, Carol Duncanson of Brockton, MA; two Brothers, Ralph Duncanson (Kathy) of Brockton, MA, and Doug Duncanson (Ruth) of Brockton, MA; two nieces, Sheila and Sue Freeman; and her loving pets, two dogs, Jasper and Jessica; and one cat, JoJo. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home. The Ladies Auxiliary 1772 will perform the final rites during the visitation. Funeral Services will take place at 6 p.m. in the Edgerly Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place at 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to LAVFW 1772, Cancer Aid & Research Program, 43 Highland St. Rochester, NH 03868. Arrangements are under the care of R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester, NH 03867. 603-332-0230.
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Published in The Enterprise on Nov. 23, 2012