August 26, 1923 ~ September 5, 2002
In New Haven, Sept. 5, 2002, Gloria Pepi Pascale, 79, of Choate Ave., Hamden, wife of Joseph Pascale, mother of Marie A. Pascale of Branford, twin sons, Joseph V. Pascale of East Haven and Robert J. Pascale of West Haven, and son Valentine John Pascale of Hamden. Born in Boston, MA, Aug. 26, 1923, a daughter of the late John and Marie Ann Sortino Pepi, she is sister to Franklin Pepi of Natick, MA, Robert Pepi of Framingham, MA, Linda Langraff of Chelsea, MA, and Ines Karen of Cambridge, MA. She is pre-deceased by brothers Joseph, Angelo and William Pepi and sister, Constance Haywatt. Mrs. Pascale is survived by 10 grandchildren. Mrs. Pascale attended Boston Girls Latin School and was a Magna cum Laude Graduate of Simmons College in 1945 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. At graduation she was awarded the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Scholarship with full tuition and stipend to any graduate school within the United States. On this scholarship, she earned a Masters Degree in Public Health and Nutrition from the University of Tennessee. Mrs. Pascale toured the US and Europe before returning to Boston and accepting her first position with the VNA of Boston as a Family and Child Health and Nutrition Educator for the greater Boston communities. Mrs. Pascale later moved to the New Haven area in 1953 and was employed by the State of Connecticut's Department of Public Health for four years before taking time from her career to raise her family in Hamden. With love and devotion she raised her four children with her husband. While a dedicated mother, homemaker and spouse, Mrs. Pascale served as a substitute teacher for the elementary grades in the Hamden School system, volunteered as a pollster at local, state and national elections, and worked with the National Census Bureaus. Mrs. Pascale returned to her professional practice in 1971 as an independent Clinical Consultant Dietitian for long-term care facilities throughout the New Haven area. Retiring in 1989, she supported community fund raisers for a variety of health and wellness related foundations and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, whether in person or on the telephone, at her home in Hamden. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Tues., Sept. 10 at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Anthony Church, New Haven at 10 a.m. Interment in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Friends may call Mon. from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450.