Lena I. (Barbero) Pasqualotto


Lena I. (Barbero) Pasqualotto, 93, was embraced by the angels on May 24, 2019. Born in Niagara Falls on March 28, 1926, Lena was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Tranquilla Barbero, and was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls attending local schools, and graduating from Trott Vocational High School.
She was employed by the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Lincoln's Department Store, and Maxam's (Kings) Department store. For many years she also enjoyed serving her customers as an award-winning Avon representative.
A cherished mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Lena's greatest joys in life were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Indeed, she treasured all children, and was lovingly referred to by family and friends alike as "Ma" or "Noni."
Preceded in death by her husband, Lorenzo, in 1979, Lena was also predeceased by her parents, and her brother and sister-in law, Gino and Angie Barbero; by her sister and brother-in-law, Bianca and Jack Johnson; and by her beloved, faithful pet and companion of 17 years, Kitty-Gatto.
Lena is survived by and will be dearly missed by her children, Angela (Carl) Thiele of McKinney, TX, Linda (Mark) McDonald of Splendora, TX, and Mario Pasqualotto of Niagara Falls, NY; her grandchildren, Tammy Auld of Conroe, TX, Laura (Leon) Smith of Amherst, NY, and Mark Pasqualotto of Niagara Falls, NY; as well as three great-grandchildren, Jessika (Mikey) Candler of Rosenberg, TX, Samantha Kneedler of Atascocita, TX, and Olivia Smith of Amherst, NY; her sister, Linda Barbero of Rochester, NY; her brother and sister-in-law, Aldo (Ann) Barbero of Niagara Falls, NY; and her sister and brother-in-law, Anita (Jack) McGuire of Spencerport, NY; as well as many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces, great-nephews. She is also survived by her beautiful SPCA rescued cat, Bella, who will now reside with her son.
The family wishes to thank Niagara Hospice, especially Ryan, and the aides of Venture Forthe in Niagara Falls, especially Erin and Crystal, for the compassionate care they provided to Lena in her home.
In accordance with Lena's wishes, there will be no prior visitation. The family welcomes all who wish to celebrate her life at Lena's Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, June 15th at 10:00 AM in Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 27th Street and Independence Avenue, Niagara Falls, with Rev. Stewart Lindsay, O.S.F.S. serving as celebrant. EVERYONE ASSEMBLE AT THE CHURCH. Following, per Lena's wishes, she will be laid to rest alongside her husband and with Kitty-Gatto in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Niagara Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome, and may be made to Niagara Hospice, Niagara County SPCA, or to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME. Please visit goodlandercares.com for online condolences.
Published on June 4, 2019
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6 posts

Lynn and Mike Emmick
Jun 17, 2019
We are very sorry to hear about Noni. She was always welcoming with a wonderful heart. An inspiration to all. Prayers to the whole family.
Debbie Paonessa Tramontano
Jun 15, 2019
To All of the Barbero Family,
Sincerest condolences for the loss of your dear, Lena. Living next door to the Barbero's home brings back so many very happy memories with all of the family, spending so many hours with their grandchildren especially. It was always such a heartfelt warmth to see such a loving family.
I am unable to attend Lena's service today, but please know that I will be there with you in spirit. God Bless.
With the deepest sympathy,
Debbie (John) Paonessa Tramontano
Libby Venute
Jun 06, 2019
So very sorry, Angela, on the loss of your mother. My condolences to your entire family.
Dawn Dominguez-Salerno
Jun 06, 2019
I worked with Lena many years ago at Kings Department Store where she was the kindest, most helpful person who went out of her way to help, especially us young kids (at the time).My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. I'm very sorry for your loss.
Tammy Auld
Jun 05, 2019
Our Ma / Nonni.... Ma was an amazing woman with a huge capacity for love of her family. Speaking for myself, i know that my Ma raised me during a few of the most challenging years of my teenage life and boy oh boy did she ever do it with pizzazz! I have some great stories of Ma, from her ET doll, to the way she said “ridiculous”.... Ma taught me how to make polenta chicken (which i have turned into my rosemary chicken) and also her breaded pork chops and risotto... which my friends and family still enjoy today. So much to say.. so much that i miss and appreciate Ma for teaching me. Ma will be missed... but she had a good life, 93 years of experience and family.
Sandy Evans
Jun 05, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family.