WATERTOWN — Pasquale “Patsy” S. Paternostro, 82, of Watertown entered into the gates of heaven on Friday, November 13, 2020, at the VITAS Inpatient Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was the loving husband of Joan (Gursky) Paternostro and of the late Katherine (Parker) Paternostro.
Patsy was born on November 27, 1937, in Waterbury, son of the late Lupo and Mary (Paternostro) Paternostro.
At a young age, Patsy joined the Bricklayers & Allied Craft Workers Union and went to work for the Edward H. Coon Company for many years until his retirement.
Patsy’s knack for whistling and singing granted him the nickname of “the bird,” which he wore proudly.
For over 25 years, Patsy coached Water-Oak Little League baseball, as well as Pop Warner football and basketball and was an avid New York Giants and Yankees fan, UConn men’s and women’s basketball fan and loved horse racing.
Active in his community, Patsy was a founder of the Hill Street Social Club, a member of the Washington Hill Club, member and honoree of the Greater Waterbury Sportsmen’s Club and honoree of the Water-Oak Circle of Sports.
Everyone is going to miss Patsy’s delicious cooking, especially his famous Sunday morning breakfasts, his soffritto and annual clambake.
Besides his wife Joan of Florida, Patsy leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, Patrick J. Paternostro of Watertown, Linda Paternostro of Waterbury, Sandra Barnosky and her husband, Brian, of Watertown; a sister, Connie D’Angelo and her husband, Anthony, of Prospect; a sister-in-law, Susan Dillane of Terryville; his step-children, John Valente and his wife, Susan, of Stratford, Jeff Valente and his wife, Vicki, of Bethlehem, David Valente and his wife, Teresa, of Watertown, Carrie Coursin and her husband, Mark of Florida; his grandchildren, Jason, Daniela and Matthew Paternostro, Brandon and Ryan Barnosky, Krista, Kaitlyn, Marisa, Monica, Mitch and Sage Valente, Shana Gorondy and her husband, Alex, Jessica Davis and her husband, Tommy; two great-grandchildren, Parker and Logan, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and longtime friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Angela Farrell and her husband, Henry.
Patsy’s family would like to thank Dr. Hector Pun for his years of care, Billy and the staff at Bunker Hill Pharmacy, as well as the staff at Waterbury Hospital ICU and the VITAS Inpatient Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital for all of the great care and service that they showed to Patsy.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, November 16, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Watertown. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Watertown.
Chase Parkway Memorial, the Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Pkwy., Waterbury, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Patsy’s memory to The Greater Waterbury Sportsmen’s Club, P.O. Box 4390, Waterbury 06704
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