Pasquale J. “Patsy” Carbone

January 23rd, 2014

Pasquale J. Carbone, fondly known as “Patsy” or “Papa” to his family and friends, age 82, of Lowell, formerly a long-time resident of Tewksbury and Wilmington, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on January 21, 2014. 

Patsy was born on August 7, 1931 in Boston, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Pasquale and Evelyn (Arsenault) Carbone.  Patsy grew up in the North End of Boston and graduated from Somerville High School.

After graduation, Patsy enlisted in the United States Army on February 19, 1951.  Patsy served during the Korean War and was a survivor of “Outpost Harry.”  After three faithful years of service, Patsy was honorably discharged from the Army on February 19, 1954 , at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

After returning home from the military, Patsy met and married his “sweetheart” Janice “Jane” Lumb.  The couple moved to Wilmington in the late 1950’s for a few years before settling in Tewksbury, where they raised their two boys, Tom and Pat. Patsy and Jane had a great life together and made countless memories to share with generations to come before her untimely passing ten years ago.  Following Jane’s passing, Patsy attended Sunday Services at the Methodist Church, never missing a week to honor his lovely wife Jane’s memory.

Patsy was very intelligent and had a strong work ethic; he worked as an Aeronautics Engineer for Avco Defense Systems in Wilmington for several years before taking a position at BASF. Patsy did a lot of traveling for work and made countless friends wherever he went and throughout the company.  Patsy finally retired following many years of dedication and hard work. 

One of Patsy’s favorite hobbies was cooking and eating.  He was a great cook who always had a feast going for his family and friends.  Patsy loved to teach his family all of his favorite recipes from the North End and share the “family secrets” about the ingredients.  Patsy also loved to show his artistic side by painting and drawing.  Patsy was known as a “profound reader”; he enjoyed all kinds of books and there wasn’t a book that he didn’t highlight and critique. 

Patsy was very organized and particular.  Everything had a place and he kept his home and yard immaculate.  He was a devout Republican who didn’t mind sharing his political views with anyone who disagreed with him; always enjoying a “good debate”.  

Patsy will be fondly remembered as a great guy who loved his family and many friends unconditionally.  He had an endearing and easy going personality and people were drawn to him.   Patsy would often be seen driving around in his red convertible T-Bird with the top down during the good weather, he was always waving to everyone; no one was a stranger to Patsy and he will be greatly missed by all.

Patsy was the beloved husband of the late Janice “Jane” (Lumb) Carbone, devoted father of Thomas Carbone & his wife Kathryn of Wilmington and Patrick Carbone & his wife Donna of Lowell, loving “Papa” of Dominic Carbone & Jeri, Julieann Carbone& Ryan, Jacqueline Carbone, and Elena Carbone, “Big Papa” of Madelyn and Josephine Buchanan, cherished son of the late Pasquale and Evelyn (Arsenault) Carbone and dear brother-in-law of Elizabeth Lumb of Key West, Florida.  Patsy also had a special place for his dog Macy.

Family and friends will gather on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church Street, (Rte. 62), Wilmington, for Visitation from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Memorial Service to celebrate his life at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Patsy’s name may be made to the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church Street, Wilmington, MA  01887 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA  01923.


6 Entries in Guest Book for “Pasquale J. “Patsy” Carbone”

  1. Patti Torres says:

    Tom, Kathy, Pat and Donna–I am soo sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. You were all so Blessed to have had him and I know his legacy will live within all of you. What a beautiful soul he always was! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time, Fondly, Patti Lothian

  2. Moe and Mike Lazzaro says:

    Tom ,Kathy and family! So sorry to hear of your Dads passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  3. The Nobile Family says:

    Our deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time.
    Hugs to all.
    Melissa, Marc, Matt, and Emma

  4. Arthur and Janice Sullivan says:

    Pat, Donna, Tom, Kathy and all the family. We were so sorry to hear about Pat’s passing, he was a sweet, wonderful soul. I know he is in a better place and in Janes arms once again. Our prayers are with all of you.

  5. Vera Cayford says:

    Tom and Kathy,
    I know that as the days go by you will realize in your heart of hearts that not only will he live in your hearts as he always has, but he will watch over you with the same benevolence he has always shown you. May your hearts, in time be gladdened he is with family still, and happy re-united once more with his true love in paradise. You all are in my prayers. Peace be with you. God Bless all of you.

  6. Chris Pouliot says:

    Hi my wife and I used to be neighbors with Pat. We are so sad to hear of his passing. He used to love watching our dog Rocky. Many days I would see Pat out at the driveway and he used to tell me all kinds of stories about his family and late wife. Such a nice person!

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