Obituary of Pasquale Coirazza
November 19, 2019. Pasquale is predeceased by his son, Sam Coirazza & his sister, Pina Gazzitano. He is survived by his wife Teresa (Spataro) Coirazza; children, Frank (Jude) Coirazza, Josephine (John) Giancursio & Jerry (Carolyn Joy) Coirazza; grandchildren, Christina Jewell & Nicholas (Kaitlyn) Coirazza; great-granddaughters, Daniella Jewell, Phynox & Emma; brothers, Francesco Coirazza & Dominic Coirazza; several nieces, nephews, cousins & dear friends.
Pasquale’s life story will be shared during his visitation at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.), Friday, November 22nd, 2-4 & 7-9 PM. His funeral Mass will be celebrated, Saturday, November 23rd, 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church of Spencerport, 55 Martha St., immediately followed by his entombment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Mercy Flight Central, 2420 Brickyard Rd., Canandaigua, NY 14424 in Pasquale’s memory.
Pasquale was born May 7, 1930 in Agrigento, Sicily to his parents Giuseppina & Francesco Coirazza. He was one of four children. After getting married and starting his own family Pasquale made his way to Canada in 1964. In 1967 he came to the US where he raised his 4 children in Gates, NY.
He was industrious and was a hardworking man. He was a good provider, because of this, his loving wife of over 66 years Teresa, was able to focus on caring for their children and taking care of their home. Through the years Pasquale had worked as a mason, carpenter and then eventually began working for Ragu Foods on Lyell Avenue until retirement. While he was working at Ragu, the powers to be trusted his attention to detail. His responsibilities grew to that of being an inspector, making sure everything was just right.
His family meant the world to him. When his family got together, he was the happiest. The holidays were a joy to him.
Pasquale was frugal. He would drive distances to make a purchase with the idea of saving money. It was this trait that truly allowed him to be such a good provider for his family. Going to the public market, looking for the freshest foods and the best prices was something he looked forward to. The trips to the public market was only to offset what he didn't already have growing in his garden. If you could name it there was a pretty good chance, he already had it growing in his yard. He has been quoted as saying "the only good tree is one that grows fruit" he believed that a plain old tree casting shadows over his garden served no purpose.
Good meals were important to him, his kids said, "dad never liked eating out and he never ate fast food" home cooked meals were his favorite, nothing else to him compared.
He approached life with a simple outlook. Pasquale had traditional values. We all need to remember a tree that casts its shadow over a garden is of no use, however, the shadow that he Pasquale cast over his family and friends will not soon be forgotten.