Pasquale Marucci’s funeral procession travels via Eastleigh

A ‘LEGEND’ built his final journey via the community he liked and served for much more than 40 decades. 

Ten ice cream vans accompanied effectively-know ice cream seller Pasquale Marucci as he made his remaining journey by means of spots of Chandler’s Ford and Eastleigh this early morning. 

Mr Marucci, from Chandler’s Ford passed away on January 11 aged 86.

He had been providing ice product to the households of Bishopstoke, Good Oak, Bishop’s Waltham and Wickham for a lot more than 40 yrs.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Led by horse and carriage, the funeral significant procession and route was the notion of Mr Marucci’s family members, who preferred to supply the community neighborhood the chance to spend their respects in a Covid-secure way.

In a put up on Facebook, his spouse and children reported: “We will be having Mr Marucci on a single past journey by way of the places exactly where he sold ice product for over 40 yrs, with a convoy of ice product vans pursuing him.

“Thanks to the present conditions, (no wake authorized) we have made the decision this procession is the last factor we can do for anyone to pay out their respects to the legend.”

Generations of families who had been served by Mr Marucci were capable to stand on their door ways and line their streets as the procession passed by.

The convoy still left Chestnut Near at 9.30am and travelled down Chestnut Avenue on to Passfield Avenue.

The group then built their way down Leigh Road onto Romsey Highway and about Bishopstoke Bridge.

Basingstoke Gazette:

The group then created a quick cease at The Hub in Bishopstoke and chimed all 10 vans, which could be heard streets about.

The convoy then travelled down Mr Murucci’s most well-liked ice cream route by way of Harvey Highway, past Sayers Park, right onto Hamilton Highway then right on to Underwood Road past Stoke Park Faculty.

The procession attained the church at about 11am.

Just after going to the spot from Italy in 1959, Pasquale at first bought a occupation on a farm, prior to starting up his own business, Marucci’s Ice Product, in 1972.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Edana Cowey, Mr Marucci’s daughter, said: “I never realised how loved he was and what an impression he designed on people’s childhoods. I’m overwhelmed by it.”

She included that all his grandchildren were very happy to get in touch with him Nonno (Italian for Grandfather).

Mr Marucci leaves at the rear of his spouse of 62 a long time, Pasqualina, a few small children, 6 grandchildren and 3 good grandchildren.