Marjorie Anne Becker Pasqualetto, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and cousin, passed away in her sleep in Temecula, CA on November 27, 2022 at the age of 94.
Mrs. Pasqualetto was born on July 29, 1928, the daughter of the late George Edwin Becker and Mary Ann Butler Becker, and was raised in Jersey City, NJ. She was graduated from Lincoln High School in Jersey City and later the Xavier Institute for Industrial Relations in New York, where she studied under and befriended Fr. Philip A. Carey SJ and Fr. John M. Corridan SJ, the real life Waterfront Priest.
Up until her marriage of 42 years to her beloved husband, the late Guy Pasqualetto, she worked in Overseas Accounting for AT&T. As part of the team that opened the White Plains, NY AT&T Office, Mrs. Pasqualetto stayed at the Roger Smith Hotel, where she saw Orson Welles, the Aga Khan, and Rita Hayworth at the time of her child custody hearing within the Westchester Court System.
As a dedicated homemaker for over six decades in Fleetwood, NY and loving mother of five children, Mrs. Pasqualetto was an excellent cook with a great sense of humor that served delicious full course dinners. She loved family outings and would typically pack breaded chicken and homemade potato salad for the family to eat while driving to the Catskills or Lake George. She also loved New York City and all the good things it had to offer.
Generous with volunteering, she was active in the Ladies of Charity, the Ladies Guild of Sts. Peter and Paul, collecting donations for Muscular Dystrophy, delivering food to the homebound for Meals on Wheels, working on the Cardinal’s Appeal, and serving in the Legion of Mary.
Mrs. Pasqualetto also had a very devout prayer life in the Catholic Faith. Always ready to show her love by making a personal sacrifice, she was genuinely disposed to kindness toward others and others loved her in return. She will be remembered for her endearing strength of character, and her helpful, optimistic spirit that will remain treasured in our hearts forever.
She is predeceased by her brother, George, her sister-in-law, Jan, and is survived by her children: Mary Stephanie, Guy, Vincent, George, and Colin (Vilma); her grand children: Cindy (Andy), Jenny (John), Vincent, and Anthony; and her great grandson: Rhythm; plus several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Traditional Catholic Funeral Mass has been offered in California. Following a brief repose at the Yannantuono Funeral Home in Fleetwood, NY, interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.