In Memory of



Obituary for Daniel DePasqua

NAUGATUCK: It is with heavy hearts that the family of Dan DePasqua, 68, of Naugatuck, announces his passing on November 2, 2021. While his family processes the sudden loss, it is with happiness in recollection of the fond memories and unique qualities that made Dan so special to those who knew him. Dan was born in Bridgeport on March 15, 1953 to the late Daniel and Agnes (Kevalas) DePasqua. He was an exemplary dedicated man to his family, job, and his passion for sports. Athletics were a huge part of Dan's younger years with awards collected as young as l4, winning the Carl Yastrzemski Award for the Seymour Babe Ruth League. This followed him through high school and college where he was part of the l969 Seymour High School state champion varsity baseball team, captain of both the l970-7l varsity baseball and basketball teams, and then bringing his talent to the collegiate level playing for the Southern Connecticut baseball team l972-74. He was a member of the IBAAO board of basketball officials for many years which enabled his enjoyment of the game to be encompassed well into his adult life. Dan had an artistic heart where he was able to combine his passion for sports and self-taught painting together. Starting with cartoon characters crafted out of wood, he ventured to canvas bringing to color baseball and basketball greats, and then incorporated other iconic figures and artists. In the early 90's a collection of his paintings were on display at the Naugatuck Public Library. He was enjoying retirement after 37 years of faithful employment at Sikorsky Aircraft with a revival of the family fondness for gardening along with painting, and the enjoyable outings to Mohegan Sun. Dan is fondly remembered and immensely missed by his wife of 38 years, Jean (Pastir) DePasqua; his children, Lisa DePasqua, Danny DePasqua, Jr.; his stepson, Ron Kiehl; grandchildren, Brian Kiehl, Devin Kiehl and Nathan Platt; as well as his sisters, Mariann DePasqua and Theresa Moore and his brothers, Joe DePasqua and Anthony DePasqua.

A Memorial Service celebrating Dan’s life will be held on Friday, July 15, 2022 at 11am in St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Rd. Naugatuck, CT 06770. Relatives and friends can greet the family from 9am until 10:30am in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour, CT 06483. Inurnment will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck.