Luigi V. “Lou” Pasquale, age 96

of Braintree

Luigi V. “Lou” Pasquale, age 96

Luigi V. “Lou” Pasquale, age 96, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Sunday, June 18, 2023 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Lou was the son of the late Sabatino and Emma (Faiella) Pasquale. He was raised in Quincy where he lived for forty years. He later built his dream home for his family in Braintree where he lived for fifty-six years. As a teenager, he worked at the former Fore River Shipyard in Quincy before enlisting in the United States Army.

Lou was a proud veteran of World War II, serving as a Private First Class and machine gunner. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater in the battle of Okinawa. He was a lifetime member of the DAV and the Cyril P. Morrisette American Legion Post #294 in Quincy.

Upon return from his service, Lou established a masonry business which led to his involvement with the Phillips family properties in Dorchester. He enjoyed a sixty-five-year career with Strazzula and Samartino families overseeing operations of Boston Bowl, Phillips Candy House, Freeport Tavern, and the two hotels on the property. Lou had a great love of people and was a mentor for many of the local Dorchester teens. Lou was named Vice President of Community Relations, retiring at age ninety-three.

In 2019, Lou was honored when Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh named the intersection of Tenean and Freeport Streets “Lou Pasquale Square” in his honor. He also was honored as the Chief Marshall of the 2022 Dorchester Day Parade.

Lou was an avid fundraiser for the Disabled American Veterans. He was devoted to this cause.

Lou loved to dance and was well-known for his ballroom dancing with his wife, Terry. He was also very involved in local and national politics.

Most of all, Lou’s greatest joy was for his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for seventy-four years of Theresa L. “Terry” (Valenti) Pasquale.

Devoted father of Diane Parlee and her husband Wayne of Pembroke, Donald Pasquale and his partner Debra Basler of Braintree.

Loving grandfather of Elaina Schlumper and her husband Eric, Lauren Lefebvre and her husband Ben.

Cherished great grandfather of Emma, Michael, Caroline, and Charlie.

The last of ten siblings, he was predeceased by Philomena Mancini, Mary A. Cerasoli, Agla “Cookie” Carullo, Irma “Betty” Ridge, Panfilio “Pamp” Pasquale, Willis Pasquale, Mario Pasquale, Q.F.D., Retired, Edward J. Pasquale, and Rudolph V. Pasquale.

Lou is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, June 23, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Lou’s memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, State House, Room 546, Boston, MA 02133.


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  • Warmly recall the many years of working together. Louie opened his heart to everyone and will always be remembered.

  • Our families have shared a very special bond for so many years. Lou was such a wonderful friend to many. His memory will live on in those who knew and loved him.

  • I had the pleasure of knowing Louie and Theresa, he was always a pleasure to be around and we laughed, he loved to hear stories about my grandson who was doing ballroom dance and watching the videos. Hugs to his family .

  • Uncle Punky was an incredible man who showed love and compassion to all he knew. My Pupa, Pamp Pasquale, passed when I was a child so Uncle Punky became somewhat of a surrogate grandfather to my siblings and I after that. I have so many wonderful memories of him to draw upon and am grateful to have had him in my life for this long. I will miss you Uncle Punky.

  • Sending love and prayers to my Great Uncle Punky, always so warm & caring. Had hugs & stories for days, you will be remembered fondly & loved eternally.

    “Jenni” & Family

  • Louie was my friend, mentor and honorary member of our family. It was magic watching Louie help so many people over the years and all he wanted in return was knowing that he was able to make a positive difference in their lives.

  • What a true honor to have met “Louie” over 20 yrs ago, when I started working for the “family” ..
    He had a genuine smile that would light up a conversation, an entire room. I’ll never forget when my son came home on leave with the USMC. I took him to the POCH in his Marine Dress Blues,
    Louie made an announcement to the entire place recognizing him, several patrons sent over drinks they bought my son. Louie bought my son the biggest steak the Tavern / Phillips Old Colony House Kitchen had on hand.
    RIP “Louie” you earned it my friend.

  • I am so saddened to hear of Louies passing he meant so much to me as a teen growing up in Dot. He was a great mentor to me as a young teen hanging at the Lanes.Lou would always say to me if you clean up and empty the ashtrays you can play pool for free but he was also always teaching me a lesson about life. I owe Lou I am in my position in life because of Lou I have used his advice to guide me thru life . I worked for Lou for many years at Boston Bowl and my greatest moments always were with Lou and Mario truly great men . I am proud to say that Lou was my friend and mentor .
    My Condolences to the Pasquale Family
    You will always be in my thoughts and Thank you Lou

  • It was my pleasure to have known and worked with Louie for so many years.

  • Louie I am going to miss you. The talks we had were special to me.You were always a very special individual. What you did for the DAV community was so inspiring. You just had that gift. I know you will be joining so many Dorchester Heroes when St Peter welcomes you home. May God Bless You Always. Rest easy my friend you have done an amazing job. You was a big piece to The Greatest Generation. May you Always Have Fair WINDS And FOLLOWING SEAS.

  • A piece of our hearts go with Louie to heaven. You have taught us so much as kids into adulthood, you were and will always be an icon at Boston Bowl and Dorchester area. You always seen the best in people which many of us took that with us.
    May your family find comfort in reading all the beautiful tributes god bless your Wife,children,grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    Rest in peace Louie you will never be forgotten 🙏

  • I am so sorry to hear that Louie has passed. We worked together at The Phillips Group. Louie was one of the nicest, most genuine people I’ve ever known. You will be missed.

  • It is with great sadness for the loss of cousin Lou
    A wonderful person to know who would do anything for you
    God bless your family and rest in peace
    Chuck Cheryl Pasquale and family

  • A gentleman no doubt, thank you Lou for your service. You were a presence for sure and will be missed by many. So many fond memories growing up seeing Lou at the bowling alley and later the restaurant holding court!! God rest your soul and bless your family Lou.

  • I lived in Dorchester for most of my life and I often went to Boston Bowl as a child my first time was in the 60s my big brother Leo took me there and taught me how to bowl I have seen Louie many times at the desk. So sorry to his wife and family on the death of Louie

  • Elaine Reardon Long

  • Louie was a true gentleman, friendly and kind to everyone he met, regardless of their social status. I fondly remember our conversations when I worked at the Boston Bowl/Susse Chalets/Phillips Candy House in the 1980’s.

    My sincere condolences to his extended family.

  • Gor over 50 plus years I valued my friendship and mentoring Louie shared. That is 90% of my life. From age 8 when I walked into Boston Bowl until now, Louie was there to help. He has done so much for so many.
    Louie is a great man.

  • Terry and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Lou was a very Special Person in our lives.
    He will be greatly missed. You are all in our prayers and thoughts!
    Take care,
    Tricia and Diane
    Friends from Milton

  • I had the honor and the great pleasure to know Luigi. He was my Mentor, my Teacher, my Friend, my Hero, my Family, here, in US. Thank You for being in my life Luigi. I have so many wonderful memories. U did so much for so many. U will live in our hearts for ever. I will keep You and Your Family in my prayers. R.I.P Dear Luigi. U will be missed!

  • Louie was a great man. He always looked out for others. My memories of Louie come from my early teens into my adulthood, from when my dad worked at Bay Colony, to me working at Boston Bowl and later Bay Colony. I will never forget the warm reception I received when I came back from Iraq and how Louie walked me through the VA claims process. Rest in peace Louie. Thank you for everything.

  • Well Dad….we just came from your funeral and altho we are sad…it was all of the pomp and circumstance that u loved and deserved. So many people told me over and over how much they loved u and how much u meant to them. U will be happy to know that Sweeney Brothers Did an amazing job!! It was everything u could have hoped for and over 600 people attended your wake.
    Elaina and Lauren did beautful readings and Emma and Michael brought the gifts to the altar at church. They made u proud. We will miss u every day! Love U. Diane.

  • To Lou’s family,
    I read this and my heart dropped. His kindness was my takeaway!
    I was lucky to share a dance with him, at Phillips Old Colony House! Such a wonderful and proud life he lived, always a gentlemen, and oh so dapper! My condolences on your loss.

  • Mr. Pasquale,
    Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II fighting the Japanese on Okinawa in 1945. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy..

  • To Diane so sorry to hear of your dads passing
    From your old yoga buddy Karen Lothrop

  • Shocking found out about Louie’s passing. Eternal friend of me and my Dad, Louie bonded with us for years. Leaned to bowl under his direction and loved every minute. I’m so sorry for Terry and the family. God love him!😢