Gilda (Scrima) Pasto, 87, of Worcester and a long time resident of Boston’s North End died peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Saturday December 13, 2014 in the Jewish Healthcare Center. Her husband Mario Pasto predeceased her. Gilda is survived by her loving children; a son James Pasto and his wife Milah, her daughter Lisa Gurney and her husband Daniel of Worcester, three grandchildren, Amaya, Alisa, and Mario. A brother Rev Claude Scrima OFM of St. Leonard’s Church in Boston, and Mary Greco of Wilmington. She was predeceased by two sisters Connie Zarrella and Sylvia Pisano both of Saugus, and a brother Michael Scrima.
Gilda was born in Boston, daughter of the late Antonio and Palmina (Uva) Scrima, and lived in the North End of Boston most of her life before moving to Worcester several years ago. Gilda worked at the Lavanderia and also the Waterfront Laundry for many years before she retired. She loved being at the ocean, and was an avid fan of old black and white films, especially musicals. She adored Fred Astaire. One of the highlights of her life was a trip to Italy where she met several of her cousins and found it to be a very peaceful place. However, her most treasured times were those with her grandchildren. Gilda will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
The family would like to thank the entire Staff of the Jewish Healthcare Center for their kindness and compassion shown to Gilda and her family during her stay there.
Gilda’ s funeral will be held Wednesday December 17, at 10:30AM in St Leonard’s Church, Hanover St. Boston’s North End. Relatives and friends are asked to meet directly at church. Contributions may be made in Gilda’s memory to the Jewish Healthcare Center 629 Salisbury St. Worcester, MA. 01609.The MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 370 Plantation St. is assisting the family with Gilda’s funeral services. To leave a message of condolence or share a special memory of Gilda please visit her memorial site at mercadantefuneral.com