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Esther G. (Negrotti) DePasquale

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Esther G. (Negrotti) DePasquale Obituary
DePASQUALE, Esther G. (Negrotti ) Of Newton, January 19, 2010, age 83. Beloved wife of the late Patrick "Deacon" DePasquale. Devoted mother of six children: Patrick S., Stephen C, John N., and the late Joseph, all of Newton; Karen D. O'Malley and Andrea J. DePasquale Kouvlis, both of Needham. Beloved sister of John Negrotti and Josephine Colella, of Newton, and the late Matteo Negrotti. Daughter of the late John and Louise ( Valenti ) Negrotti, of Newton. She also leaves 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor and remember Esther's life by gathering for calling hours at the Andrew J. Magni and Son Funeral Home, 365 Watertown Street, Newton, on Thursday, 7-9 pm, and Friday 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral from the Andrew J. Magni and Son Funeral home on Saturday at 9:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington Street, Newton, at 10:30 am. Interment at Newton Cemetery. Esther lived her life as an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Her devotion to her husband, six children and 12 grandchildren was always her top priority. A lifelong Newton resident, she was also very close to her brothers John and Matteo and sister Josephine, and their families were very close throughout her life. Holidays always featured large, festive gatherings and enormous Italian meals at one of their three Newton homes. Esther spoke reverently of her parents John and Louise throughout her life, and always called her father "the best man I ever knew." Esther's family ties extended into her work experiences over the years as well: working as a teenager at her father's Newton variety store; on the political campaigns of her late son, Joseph, who served on the Newton Board of Aldermen for many years; working at her son Stephen's DePasquale's Grocery store, her brother John's Silver Lake Liquors and her son Joseph's Biscone's Fine Foods. She created a tremendous lifetime of memories for her children and grandchildren. Esther was a devout Catholic and regular communicant at Our Lady's Church in Newton. She was a lover of music, particularly Italian singers Mario Lanza and Jerry Vale, and in the early years of her marriage she enjoyed listening as her husband Patrick played trumpet for several bands, including the Mike Belson Orchestra. Esther loved watching old movies featuring old-time Hollywood stars such as Jimmy Stewart, James Cagney, and Gene Kelly, and particularly enjoyed watching John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in her all-time favorite film, "The Quiet Man," which she watched dozens of times. Esther was also deeply patriotic and took great pride in her country's sacrifices and achievements in World War II, in which many Newton men she knew-including her husband- served. In lieu of flowers, donations in Esther's memory may be made to the National , 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. www.magnifuneralhome.com

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