Pasquale La Sala

Pasquale La Sala, 85, of Medford, MA, passed away peacefully
in his home on April 12, 2020, after losing a brief battle with lung cancer.
Pasquale was predeceased by his parents, Carmela and Louis La Sala,
two sisters, Mary Spinale and Rose Messina,
two brothers-in-law, Charles Messina and Luigi Racanelli and his nephew, Robert Spinale.
He is survived by his loving wife Emily (Johnson) La Sala of 43 years,
2 brothers- in-law, Nat Spinale and Charles Johnson, 2 sisters-in-law,
Catherine Racanelli and Nilsa Johnson, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-grandnephews and cousins.

Pasquale honorably served his country in the 1950s as a member of the United States Navy.
Pasquale carried on a long family tradition of being a barber, a career he enjoyed until his recent illness.
He enjoyed his many loyal customers and friends throughout his many years at Alfredo’s Barber shop in Waltham.
He loved to tell jokes, he loved Christmas year round, and was a kid at heart, taking an active role in each of his nieces’ and nephews’ lives.
He had countless friends and extended family. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Memorial services will be determined at a later date.


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  1. James connelly on April 21, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Pasquale…you will always be Uncle Pat. Great barber, great attitude….most importantly a great person.
    Sincerest condolences to Emily and all his loved ones.
    Jim and Donna

  2. Michele & Jillian Spinale on April 21, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Aunty Emily – Jillian and I loved Uncle Pat very much. He brought joy, laughter & love wherever he went. We will always cherish the times together, especially Christmas. I was honored to be included in his annual Nieces and Nephews Christmas party when I began dating Robert. It was always fun, even if it was in March! Jillian has many fond memories of you and Uncle making her birthdays and Christmases always special. We love you and are so sad for your loss.

  3. Lisa apanian on April 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Emily and family. My deepest condolences pat was a big part of my family and my life working with him at the barbershop . He will always be a part of alfredo one we will miss him deeply. He had a great personality and loved when he would try to remember a joke customers use to tell so he could go to his brother n laws friday to tell them . Yes he use to practice so he would tell it right. Great memories miss you pat rest in peace my friend ..
    Lisa apanian

  4. Kathleen Tiberii on April 21, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Uncle Pat was a special man, always so warm and inviting. We will remember his smiling face always.
    Prayers and peace for Aunt Emily and all his grieving loved ones.

    Kathy and Rick Tiberii

  5. Lena Benincasa on April 21, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Dear Emily and family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Pat was such a nice man. We saw him at Alfredos every week. We will miss his kind spirit.
    Carmen, Lena Benincasa and Synk Family

  6. carol chaisson on April 22, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    To The Wife and Family of Pat:
    So sorry for Your Loss, and a Great Loss at that!!! Pat was a Wonderful Wonderful Man and He will be Surely missed.
    May He Rest In Peace

  7. Steven Apanian on April 24, 2020 at 1:51 am

    I had the pleasure of working with Pat for 4years at Alfredo One, where he worked along side with my grandfather Alfredo. They were best of friends and I’m so lucky he was able to share stories with me of back in the day with my grandfather. He was one of the most genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. He loved being a barber, which is why he worked right up until the end.
    Gone but not forgotten.

  8. Paula Rossetti(cignetti) on April 27, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    I had the pleasure of knowing Pat (uncle Pat) since I was a kid from being great friends with Marie and Karen and he always treating me like one of family. I could go years without seeing him and when time got away he always treated me like he just saw me the day before. He could always make me laugh and I’ll always remember his warm hugs
    and great smile, I’m so happy I was able to have the pleasure of knowing such a wonderful man and also meeting his wonderful wife Emily who has been in my thoughts during this difficult time.

  9. Doug Boari on May 9, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    My condolences to all the people who loved Pat and all the people he loved. He was my barber for almost 23 years. He was the best. Rest In Peace my friend.

  10. Phil McGrady on May 26, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Pasquale ‘Pat’ was a great barber and friend to me for over 40 years…. he will be missed…..

  11. Rick Kovalcik on May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

    I so sorry about Pat’s death. I only knew Pat as a customer of his at the barbershop but it was clear that he was a fine person and really loved his job. I will miss him.

  12. Jennie and tony voci on June 30, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Dear emily so so very sorry to hear about pat. I was wondering how he was I sent him a message in may and one in june and never answered I thought maybe he was to sick to anwser not knowing he was already gone I loved him like a brother growing up he was like family he is now with his two best friends my brothers Frank and phil may he RIP take care of yourself love jennie phil s sister

  13. Josephine Foti on January 6, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Dear Emily, we are so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. He was a wonderful man. He and is mother lived in our house on Broadway in Everett for many years and prior to that his sister Mary and her family lived here. He will be greatly missed! We will always remember and keep him and you in our prayers.

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