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 Bill “Berardino” DePasquale

Bill “Berardino” DePasquale

Birth
Bitritto, Città Metropolitana di Bari, Puglia, Italy
Death 2 Jan 1971 (aged 76)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot Plat E, Sec. 7, Lot 4, Grave 8
Memorial ID 107299892 · View Source
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His headstone shows he was born 1894, but his birth record shows he was born April 7, 1893.
Son of Luigi Pasquale and Caterina Virgilio.
Husband of Maria Albergo.
Father of Louis Frank DePasquale, Katherine DePasquale Durrant, and Dorothy DePasquale Companaro.

Berardino enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 25, 1918, in Salt Lake City. He served in the 22nd Company, 6th Batallion, 166th Dep. Brigade to May 24, 1918. He then served in Company I, 365th Infantry. He served in France from July 7, 1918 to December 24, 1918. He was severely wounded in the Battle of Meuse-Argonne on September 28, 1918. He was discharged on February 7, 1919. The Battle of Meuse-Argonne was the largest frontline commitment of troops by the U.S. Army in World War I, and also it's deadliest.

Bill played in an accordion band, performing at Saltair in the 1920s with the "Italian Accordion Troubadors", including Vito Carone, Giuseppe Lucarelli, John Palmieri, Carmine Campanaro, and Ambrogio Laconte.

"Bill DePasquale, 76, 930 Jefferson St., died Jan. 2 in a Salt Lake hospital of natural causes. Born April 7, 1894, Bari, Italy, to Louis [Luigi] and Katherine [Caterina] Virgilio DePasquale. Married Mary [Maria] Albergo, Feb. 12, 1922, Bari, Italy. She died Sept. 1, 1970.
Owner, Monarch Shoe Shop. Veteran World War I. Member, Disabled American Veterans. Survivors: son, daughters, Louis F., Mrs. John (Katherine) Durrant, Mrs. Jeano (Dorothy) Campanaro all Salt Lake City; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Requiem Mass Wednesday 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Church, 170 E. 9th South. Holy Rosary Tuesday 7:30 p.m., 372 E. 1st South, where friends call Tuesday 7-8 p.m., Wednesday prior to services. Burial Mt. Calvary Cemetery."
-The Salt Lake Tribune, January 4, 1971, p. 29.


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  • Created by: M Hodge
  • Added: 25 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107299892
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bill “Berardino” DePasquale (7 Apr 1894–2 Jan 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107299892, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by M Hodge (contributor 46977898) .