Mr. Pete Passalaqua, of Newport, departed this life Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Newport.

He was 74 years old.   He was born July 13, 1938, in Des Plains, Ill., the son of Antonio and Mary Carmella (Loicona) Passalaqua, Sr.
He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Passalaqua; two sisters, Mary Richardson and Eleanor Clark; and five brothers, Ross Passalaqua, Nick Passalaqua, Tom Passalaqua, Henry (Hank) Passalaqua, and Antonio (Tony) Passalaqua.
Mr. Passalaqua is survived by his wife, Janice (Vandiver) Passalaqua of the home, one daughter, Jeannie Broyles, and one son, Jeff Passalaqua and wife, Kathy, both of Hoxie; two stepsons, Dewayne Pierce and Bobby Pierce, both of Newport; one brother, Joseph Passalaqua of River Ridge, La.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, from 9 a.m. until service time.  Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Gibson officiating.  Interment will be at Lawrence County Memorial Park Cemetery in Walnut Ridge.
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Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.