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Longtime Downey resident Pascal (Pat) Augimeri passed away on Tuesday, May 29, at his home in Downey. Pat was born on June 8, 1912, in Olean, New York, to his parents Tony and Mary Augimeri. He moved to Los Angeles in 1929 with his parents and five brothers and sisters. He served in the Pacific for 3 years during World War II.
In 1950 he married his wife Vickie at St. Peter’s Italian Catholic church in Los Angeles. They moved to Downey in 1953, where they raised their five children and became members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish. Along with his brother Nick, he was an owner and proprietor of small grocery stores throughout the Los Angeles area.
Pat is survived by his wife Vickie, by children Marie, Patty, Ruth, Tony, and Suzanne, as well as grandchildren Jimmy Koffel, John Koffel, Patrick Koffel, and Micah Augimeri-Lee, and great-grandchildren Jordan and Jonah Koffel. His immediate and extended family and scores of friends will miss Pat’s optimistic outlook on life, his love and friendship, and his animated conversations.
A memorial Mass in Pat’s honor will be held on Saturday, June 16, at 10:00am, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Downey. If friends and loved ones would like to offer an online tribute to Pat, they can visit the website: www.downeyzrelakfamilymortuary.com.
Published: May 31, 2012 – Volume 11 – Issue 07