AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Prayers will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Brendan Church for Bianca M. Pasquale, 79, who passed away Wednesday, August 10 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Health Center.
Bianca was born September 13, 1936 in L’Aquila, Italy, a daughter of the late Joseph and Speranza (Mascilli) Rongone.
Bianca graduated from Chaney High School and was a commercial sewer for Weatherby Raincoat Co.
She loved cooking especially her sauce, manicotti, smelts and pitzels. Bianca also loved to crochet and was known through her family and friends for making over 250 afghans for family, friends and organizations (Salvation Army). She enjoyed bowling, loved gardening and taking drives with her husband.
Her husband, Walter E. Pasquale, whom she married July 11, 1959, passed away October 18, 2004.
Bianca is survived by her three children, Carl (Paulette) Pasquale of Youngstown, Jennifer P. Pasquale of Austintown and Janet Smolko of Austintown; five grandchildren, Victoria and Megan Pasquale, Abby (Charlie) Angelo, Michael and Emily Smolko; two great grandchildren, Angeles and Anna; 3 siblings, Frank (Bruna) Rongone of Youngstown, Louisa Damiano of Austintown and Anna (Joseph) Amendolora of Columbiana.
Bianca was also preceded in death by a sister, Amalia Sebastiana.
Family and friends may call Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Pasquale family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and staff on the 4th floor and SICU and especially the nurses and physical therapists at Olmni Manor on Vestal Road for their love and care.
Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences.
A television tribute will air Friday, August 12 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m and 8:59 p.m. Bounce TV, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 10:37 p.m. FOX