CARMELLA G. PASQUALICCHIO VASILE, 98, formerly of Auburn
passed away, Monday, Dec 14, 2020 at her son’s home in Canandaigua, NY. Mrs. Vasile was
born in Auburn where she spent the majority of her life. She is the daughter of Donato and
Pasqualina Birardi Pasqualicchio. While in Auburn she was formerly a parishioner of St Francis
of Assisi Church.
In her younger years, Carmella was employed by The Barr Shoe Company and later by the Dunn
McCarthy Shoe Company. However, for over 40 years, Mrs. Vasile, together with her late
husband James, who passed away in 2010, managed, owned, and operated the J. L. Vasile
Dump Truck Service Company.
Carmella is survived by one son Louis J. Vasile and his wife Zofia of Canandaigua; 5
grandchildren: Melissa Woolheater (David), James L. Vasile II, Jessica, Jonathan and Tricia
Vasile; 6 great grandchildren: Michael, Olivia, Julia and Adam Woolheater, Lydia and Joseph L.
Vasile; a sister Joanne Amore of Syracuse, NY, a sister in law Shirley Porcelli of Seneca Falls, NY,
as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Vasile is predeceased by her brothers, Vincent and Dan
Pasqualicchio, and Peter Porcelli.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, December 19, from 10 am to 12 pm in The Cheche
Funeral Home, 1778 Clark Street, Auburn, NY. A funeral service will follow immediately
thereafter at 12 pm, in the funeral home. Burial will be in St Joseph’s Cemetery.
Carmella loved spending time with her family as well as the many years she enjoyed traveling
with her late husband, James and the winters they spent in Florida. She was a wonderful wife, mother
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