Two Sad Goodbyes This Week in Somerville! 

 First was Frances PASQUARELLO, mother of Former Somerville Police Chief Thomas PASQUARELLO. 
And Entrepreneur Robert ‘Bob’ Parsons Co-Founder of Pat’s Towing. 

Both great people will be sadly missed by many here in Somerville. 
PASQUARELLO, Frances Ann (Micale) Of Cambridge, January 4, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Quentin. Loving mother of the late John and his wife Joanne, Frank and his wife Cindy, Thomas and his wife Carrie, all of Cambridge. She is survived by her 7 beloved grandchildren, Amy and John Tobin of Rhode Island, Andria and Danny Burroso of Belmont, Julie Pasquarello of Merrimac, John and Marissa of Burlington, Christina, Thomas and Quentin of Cambridge and 9 beloved great-grandchildren, Isabella, Mikayala, Olivia, Jack, Mia, Tessa, Amara, Ayla and Jack. Devoted sister to her predeceased siblings, Paul, Al, Vincent, Frank, Charlie, Richard and Ann. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins from a large extended family. All that knew Francie understood the hardship she suffered with the loss of her husband Quentin, who passed away at an early age. Francie went on to devote her life to raising her three young boys and served as a surrogate grandmother to more than 800 children that she provided daycare to over the years. Francie found some of her greatest pleasure sitting on her front porch, holding court with her friends ranging in age from 8 to 80. Francie will be missed but her memory will live on. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Community Hospice, 90 Wells Avenue, Newton MA. 02459 or a charity of your choice made in her memory. Online guestbook Brown & Hickey Funeral Home 617-484-2534 617-547-1500

Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 6, 2016


PARSONS, Robert James Born October 2, 1935 passed away on January 3, 2016 after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease.Robert who was widowed from Barbara (Rego) Parsons in 1996, leaves behind 4 Children: Judith Scollon and spouse, Duncan Scollon of Santa Cruz, CA, Jayne Parsons of Penacook, NH, Joanne Parsons and partner, Tracy Richardson of Laconia, NH, Robert Parsons, II of Arlington, MA; 3 grandchildren: Meredith Scollon Fasolino, Nathan Scollon and Elijah Parsons and 1 great-grandchild Liam Scollon. He is also survived by a brother Edward Parsons of Belmont, NH. He was married for 42 years to his childhood sweetheart Barbara. After Barbara’s passing he was lucky to find a wonderful friend and companion in Patricia Papa. He was known to many in the Cambridge area, as owner of: Bucky’s, Cambridge Auto and Pats Towing. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Parkinsons or Alzhiemers Foundations. Paquette-Neun Funeral Home in NORTHFIELD, NH (for an online guestbook, please visit is assisting the family. 

Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 6, 2016



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