Grace Angeline Pacheco
January 31, 1932 – June 10, 2020
Grace “Angie” Pacheco
Centerville – Grace Angeline “Angie” Pacheco (Fiumara) 88, passed away at Brookdale Senior Living on June 10, 2020. Born in Malden, MA, and raised in Jamaica Plain, MA, she was the daughter of Joseph and Louise (Staal) Fiumara. Angie lived in Billerica before moving to Centerville in 1963 where she and her husband, Gene, raised their family.
Angie will be remembered for her strong will, resourcefulness, and devotion to her family and pets. Her love of German shepherds was legendary, and she was a reputable champion dog breeder.
Angie’s caring and maternal nature was reflected in her job choices over the years. She was a home health aide, a CNA, a caregiver in a residential group home, opened her home as an emergency shelter for teenage boys in crisis, and retired at the age of 81 as a developmental specialist for Community Connections, Inc.
As a lifelong learner, Angie was especially proud that she excelled in her courses at Cape Cod Community College, while working full time and raising a family.
Being an active member of the community, Angie served as secretary of the Barnstable Babe Ruth League, and ran the league’s concession stand, which she stocked with her homemade baked goods.
Angie was twice widowed; in the recent past, she was preceded in death by Gene Pacheco, and was predeceased by Richard Readel. Siblings Jeannine Pope, Joseph Fiumara, and Delores Jenkins, and stepdaughter Judy Leger were also preceded in death.
Angie is survived by her children Arthur Pacheco of Barnstable, Mary Lou (Tommy) Burns of Centerville, Steven (Lori) Pacheco of Sutton, Michael Pacheco of Holbrook, and stepson Dick Readel (Ruth) of Ayer. Surviving siblings are Rosemary Dunn of Tallahassee, FL, and John Fiumara of Pembroke.
“Nana” was proud of her grandchildren: Eric Burns, Jillian Votto, Nicole Anderson, Rachael McCullough, Holly Tutoli, Kayla Pacheco, Leah Pacheco, Tony Pacheco, and Dereck Pacheco.
Great grandchildren Aiden, Isabella, and Angelo McCullough, and Nolan Tutoli brought a prideful smile on Angie’s face.
Whenever Angie said good-bye after a visit, she would say, “I have to love you and leave you.” Sadly, she has left us, but her loving memories remain.
Private services will be held on a later date. Memorial donations can be made in Angie’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and the MSPCA. For online condolences visit www.doanebealameshyannis.com.
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Grace Angeline Pacheco
June 24, 2020
I am so sorry for your great loss. I worked with Angie years ago in Brewster at the group home. She was an incredible woman. She was so kind to me and my kids. I can remember thinking to myself back then that when my kids get older and I have grandchildren I want to be like her. The love she had for her family was inspiring. A warm memory I can share is how she would make me Grape nut custard at work because she knew how much I loved it. She gave all she had to Boyd, Jimmy, Eddy, and Billy. They loved her for it. I moved away to CT after leaving the group home and sadly lost touch. My deepest condolences.
June 16, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. It was our pleasure to serve you and your family at Cooke's over the years. It was always clear that your mom treasured her family and was so proud of all of you. Her smile was infectious and always left us feeling a bit better. Please share our condolences with your children.
Denise and Frank Whelan
June 14, 2020
Hello Artie : So sad to learn of your Mom's passing . Reading her obit, I could see that she was a very talented lady . Bob Bishop
June 13, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. When I was working at Brookdale I had the pleasure of spending time with Angie during activities as well as just sitting with her and reminiscing with her about her life!She was such a loving person. Her smile was infectious I always looked forward to giving her a daily hug(she gave the best). Her and I would always have a good laugh together too! I think we have a similar sense of humor! It’s hard to lose a loved one especially a mom but all those memories you will cherish forever and she will always be with you in your hearts. God bless