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Pascal Joseph DeMasi

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NORTH BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Pascal Joseph DeMasi were held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, with a prayer service and then from Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church where the Mass of Resurrection was offered by Rev. James Doherty and concelebrated by Mr. DeMasi’s brother, Rev. Michael DeMasi, Rev. Julian LaFlamme and Deacon David O’Brien.

Serving as an Acolyte was Merton Snow. The organist was Louise Gauthier and the soloist was Mildred Pierce. Musical selections offered during the Mass were “On Eagles Wings”, “Ave Maria”, “Be Not Afraid”, “Here I am Lord” and “Precious Lord Take My Hand”.

The casket pall was placed on Mr. DeMasi’s casket by his children, James DeMasi, Michael DeMasi, Ann White and Mary Wood. A wooden cross was then placed on the casket by Mr. DeMasi’s wife Theresa. The scriptural readings were offered by two granddaughters: Christina Votra offered the Old Testament and the New Testament was read by Ryan Anne Naughton. The Offertory Gifts were presented by four granddaughters: Andrea DeMasi, Theresa DeMasi, Katie DeMasi and Sandra Nystrom. Words of remembrance were offered by Rev. Michael DeMasi and a son, Mark DeMasi.

Serving as pall bearers were six grandsons Dan DeMasi, Shane Naughton, Adam Wood, Levi DeMasi, Andrew DeMasi and Justin White.

The burial took place in the family lot in St. John’s Cemetery in North Bennington with Father Doherty and Father DeMasi offering the committal prayers. Military honors were offered to the World War II veteran. Taps were sounded by Maurice Rancourt. The American Flag was folded by American Legion Post 13 members Ralph Brown and Joseph Krawczyk, who then presented the flag to Mrs. Theresa DeMasi.

A reception followed the service at the Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church Hall.

Monday afternoon, Father DeMasi and Father Doherty offered the Wake Service at the funeral home.

Mr. Pascal Joseph DeMasi, 80, a resident of Duffy Drive in Bennington died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, in Bennington. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30, 2008
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