James R. Pascucci, age 87, beloved husband of Cassandra (Cutmore) Pascucci of Wilton, passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2015, in Norwalk Hospital. Born in Bridgeport on Sept. 2, 1928, son of the late Patrick and Mary Louise (Errico) Pascucci, James was a life area resident.

He was a retired Art Supervisor with Perkin Elmer and owner of the Art Alcove. An accomplished artist and poet, he was active with the Polka Dot Playhouse, Ridgefield Arts Guild and had his paintings exhibited in private and public galleries.

He served in the US Army with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant during the Korean War and was also active in the Connecticut National Guard.

In addition to his wife Cassie, he is survived by a son William Pascucci and his wife Christine of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter Holly Boland of Wilton; a brother William Pascucci and his wife Susan of South Carolina and brother-in-law Jim Gallick of Stratford, as well as his grandchildren Alden, Will and Gavin Pascucci, Sydney and Kaitlyn Boland and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a sister Ann Gallick.

Friends are invited to attend Jim's funeral on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at 11 a.m. in The William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford, CT. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to service time. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, Stratford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's memory to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, www.michaeljfox.org or The National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131,www.parkinson.org.

For additional information or to share a message of condolence, visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.