OBITUARY

Augustine Pace

November 1, 1928October 12, 2020

Augustine ‘Gus’ Pace, 92 of South Glastonbury and Old Lyme, husband of the late Johanna Pace, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 12, 2020. Born and raised in Hartford, he was the son of the late Terino and Vincenza Pace. Gus was just one of the nicest people you will ever meet. He was a kind and gentle husband, father, ‘Pop’ and Uncle Gus to his family and a dear friend to all who knew him. He graduated from Bulkeley High School and played Twilight League baseball for the Hartford Cubs where he made many lifelong friends. He later served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked his entire career at G. Fox & Company in Hartford and later South Windsor and was a lifelong communicant of St. Patrick – St. Anthony Church in Hartford. Gus was the long time president of the Murphy Little League in the south end of Hartford and upon his retirement as president, the league was renamed the Gus Pace Little League in honor of his years of dedicated service. He spent his summers with his family at Old Colony Beach in Old Lyme. He loved playing setback with friends and sitting out on the front lawn, greeting neighbors and friends as they came by to say “Hi” to Mr. Pace. He loved all sports and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, New York Giants and UConn Women’s basketball. Not a day went by that he did not read his Hartford Courant and the sports section of the New York Post. While he was not an accomplished golfer, he will always be remembered for his infamous ‘birdie’ at number eighteen at Flanders Golf Course years ago. His tee shot resulted in the unfortunate demise of a feathered friend who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He leaves behind his four sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Lori of Cromwell, Larry and Tori of Glastonbury, Rick and Kathie of Highland Park, NJ and Andy and Jennifer of Simsbury. He cherished his role of ‘Pop’ and his beloved grandchildren, Matt of Cambridge, MA, Drew of Tyngsboro, MA, Mark of Cambridge, MA, Chris of Norwalk, Steve of Cambridge, MA, Meghan of New York, NY and Luke and Cate of Simsbury. He also leaves his brother Carmen and his ‘fifth son’ Jim Poharcyk of Rocky Hill, many nieces, nephews and god children. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years Johanna, brothers Erminio ‘Chris’ Pace, Americo ‘Rico’ Pace, sister Laura Longo and many wonderful friends. His family would like to thank the staff at the Atria in Rocky Hill and We Care Home Care for their care and support during the past year. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 at St. Patrick – St. Anthony Church, 285 Church St, Hartford, where social distancing will be observed and masks will be required. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. For those unable to attend, the Mass will be livestreamed, please visit www.spsact.org and select Memorial/Funeral Masses to be directed to the livestream options. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. Due to COVID 19 there will be no calling hours. Donations in his memory may be made to the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry, 285 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Arrangements have been entrusted to D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield, CT. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com

Services

7 November

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am

St Patrick - St Anthony Church

285 Church St.
Hartford, Connecticut 06103

7 November

Burial

11:15 am

Rose Hill Memorial Park

580 Elm St.
Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067

Memories

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Stanley Ehrlich

October 19, 2020

My condolences to the Pace family. Gus was a great man. I often think about the times we played golf on Saturday mornings with Tom and Mike and looking forward to the Penny Open dinner at the end of the season. The best was when Johanna and Gus hosted. What great memories.
I will miss him,
Stan Ehrlich

Stephen Pace

October 18, 2020

There are so many memories that I could share about Papa. One common theme among them is that he would always put everyone before himself. I cannot tell you how many trips to the orthodontist coincidently took an extra hour so he could take me to Augie and Rays or Dunkin' Donuts. He would always come and watch me whenever I was sick and we would spend the day watching "Price is Right" and "Married with Children". He would have us stay at the beach house every summer and would never want us to leave. When we were kids he would give us a few bucks to go play at the beach arcade on the condition that we would bring him back some caramel squirrels. I will truly miss my grandfather, but I will always follow the example he set of putting others before himself. I love you Papa! Rest in Peace

Tom & Elaine Pace

October 18, 2020

Bob, Larry, Rick, Andy and families,

Elaine and I were very sorry to hear about Uncle Gus. Thankfully, we have fond memories of our visits to the cottage at the beach with him, Aunt Johanna and all of you. You all have our deepest sympathies.

Tom & Elaine

Ed and Dianne Connors

October 18, 2020

Larry and Tori, so so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. We know is was a life well lived and we will always remember a birthday party where we learned a new board game for dollars. His life will live on in your memories.

Best personal regards, Ed and Dianne Connors

Cate Pace

October 17, 2020

Papa Gus-

I will miss your smile, your hugs, when you pinch my nose and tell me I am your girlfriend. Thank you for being the best grandfather I could ask for and for always looking out for myself and all of my cousins. You were such a light and your memory will live on through everyone you touched. It is so comforting knowing you and Nonni are together again.

I took this photo of Pop last Christmas (Dec 2019). He and Nonni loved the holidays as they would bring the entire Pace family together.

Forever and Always,

Cate

Carol Pace

October 15, 2020

Dear Pace family,
I'm very sorry to hear that Uncle Gus has passed, thinking of you.

Carol Charpentier Pace

Marci Glazier-Brody

October 15, 2020

Dear Pace Family,
I was so saddened to hear about Mr. Pace. He and Mrs. Pace were so special to my family. Please know we are so saddened and send our deepest condolences. He sent such a beautiful note when my dad recently passed. I have to believe that Gus, Johanna & Jerry are all together watching over all of us.

Marci (Glazier) Brody

Anthony DelMastro

October 15, 2020

We will miss Gus. He was such a good friend. So happy he was part of our lives. He will be missed.

Emilio and Mary DelMastro and the entire family.

Natalie Mandell

October 15, 2020

My sympathy to all. I will miss seeing and talking to Gus as I walk by his cottage in Old Lyme.

Jill Norton

October 14, 2020

I was so blessed for all the time I was able to spend with Papa Gus over the years! He was always the best at making me feel welcome when I showed up , making me feel like his own family and showing his gentle kind sole while giving so much love. My favorite memories of Papa Gus were the warm hugs he gave me EVERY time I saw him without fail. He always brought so much happiness to all in the room! Love you Papa Gus! Forever and Always - Jill Norton

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