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Pond, Julia L.

Julia Lena (Pasquine) Pond, a resident of Norwood for 50 years, died unexpectedly on June 22, 2024 in Washington D.C. She was 77. Julia was born December 3, 1946 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Francis and Julia (Cataldo) Pasquine. She grew up in Hyde Park and earned her Associates degree from the Boston Business School. Julia joined the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) in 1983 and held multiple offices in the organization. She is the current Vice Regent of the Aaron Guild Chapter of the DAR as well as the current VAVS Deputy for the West Roxbury Veterans Administration on behalf of the DAR. Julia was an active member of the Westwood Council on Aging and enjoyed their “waterobics” classes and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Westwood American Legion. In addition to swimming she enjoyed quilting, sewing, and gardening. Julia worked as a traffic supervisor for the Town of Norwood from 1981 until 2022. She loved the interactions with the students whom she considered her “other kids”. Julia was the wife of the late Thomas T. Pond who predeceased her on October 12, 2023, and the sister of the late Francis Pasquine Jr., and his late wife Evelyn. She is survived by her son, Nicholas A. Pond, and his wife Melissa, of Nashua, New Hampshire; her daughter, Jennifer M. Pond of Boston; her brother, Thomas Pasquine of Manchester-by-the-Sea; as well as many nieces and nephews. Visiting Hours will be held Wednesday, July 10th from 4 to 8 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, July 11th at 10 am at St. Margaret Mary Church, 845 High Street, Westwood (please go directly to the church) followed by interment in Old Westwood Cemetery. Donations in her Memory to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130, or to the Friends of the Westwood Council on Aging, 60 Nahatan Street, Westwood, MA 02090, or to the Friends of the Norwood Council on Aging, 275 Prospect Street, Norwood, MA 02062 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Sunny O'Malley
    July 5th, 2024 | 6:47 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Julie will be so missed. She was an absolute treasure, someone you could always depend upon, a real true friend.

  2. Samantha Frizzell
    July 6th, 2024 | 7:24 am

    A lovely, kind, sweet lady. You are missed

  3. Natalie Rosati
    July 6th, 2024 | 9:41 am

    Jenn, we are so sad to have heard this news. We send love to you and Nick and the family with our deepest condolences. Julie was truly one of a kind and her absence is already heartfully felt.

  4. Ellen Blanchard
    July 6th, 2024 | 9:45 am

    Julie will be missed by so many. One of the loveliest women I have ever met. She always had a smile for everyone, a sweet and friendly lady. I will miss seeing her.

  5. Peggy O’Connor
    July 6th, 2024 | 10:14 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Julie was an enthusiastic, loving woman. She will be missed.

  6. Thomas Pasquine
    July 6th, 2024 | 12:05 pm

    You will always be in my heart. See you soon in heaven. Along with mom and dad and Frankie..

  7. Pat Karakashian
    July 6th, 2024 | 12:40 pm

    I was so very sorry to hear this news. Julia was always such a pleasure to talk to. I will miss seeing her at DAR events. My deepest sympathy goes out to Jenn and family

  8. Farahmand
    July 6th, 2024 | 2:25 pm

    Please accept our sincere condolences! We and our children will
    Miss her deeply, she was a good neighbor and a great friend️

  9. July 6th, 2024 | 3:00 pm

    Barely saw each other — only at Continental Congress DAR but felt an instant bond. Her passing has left an irreparable hole in my heart.

  10. Denise Kennedy Buck
    July 6th, 2024 | 3:47 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. I think of her often and will miss her. Sending love to you all.

  11. Charlotte Line
    July 6th, 2024 | 4:06 pm

    Always s friendly face at all DAR events she will be mussed.

  12. Maureen Donahue
    July 6th, 2024 | 4:27 pm

    Jen,so sorry for your loss.

  13. mary jones
    July 6th, 2024 | 4:28 pm

    It was always wonderful seeing and laughing with Julia. Truly one of the kindest, loving ladies i always enjoyed spending time with. And what a wonderful daughter she raised— she couldn’t have been prouder. The good Lord will hold her in his loving arms for sure. She will be missed by many!

  14. john j kennedy
    July 6th, 2024 | 6:03 pm

    Jenn so sorry for your loss as you know Julie and I grew up together I’m gonna miss her

  15. Holly Kalinowski
    July 7th, 2024 | 5:55 pm

    So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful woman. She was my crossing guard my entire elementary years and was my nieces and nephews 30 years later. She will be missed by everyone. Prayers to her entire family.

  16. Patricia Brazill
    July 7th, 2024 | 10:06 pm

    I just met Julie this year She was so full of life that it’s hard to imagine her being gone. She was very proud of her children and really loved them. She also spoke about how much she enjoyed her job as a crossing guard. She really misses her husband who passed away last year. Let’s hope she gets to see him again now. I will miss her, and feel lucky to have gotten to know her a little.

  17. Ellen Rano
    July 8th, 2024 | 12:10 am

    Mark and I will miss you Julie. You always had a friendly greeting with a big smile. Always ready to listen. A true friend, kind and gentle always. Rest peacefully dear friend.

  18. Mary Paula Lydon
    July 8th, 2024 | 5:27 am

    SO shocked to hear of Julie’s passing..she was so kind..I had a baby on the first day of school years ago and she drove my oldest daughter to kindergarten that whole year so I did not have to take the baby out twice a day..that is the true of good friend you never forget !!!God Bless you Julie..I have been honored to know you !!

  19. Carolyn Nutt
    July 8th, 2024 | 3:01 pm

    Jenn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Julie was one of a kind special lady. She had the gift of gab and her stories are a treasure to me. Heaven gained a true angel. God bless you.

  20. Bruce and Dana Striffler
    July 8th, 2024 | 4:36 pm

    So sorry for your loss
    Trust that God will be with you and give you grace and peace
    And you are family
    With our love and prayers
    Bruce and Dana Striffler

  21. George and Sandra Kennedy
    July 10th, 2024 | 1:24 pm

    To Jenn, Nick, Mellisa, and cousin Tommy, Sandy and I send our condolences to you on your loss. We will miss Julie, always smiling. She was so much to so many, but to me growing up, she was the big sister I never had. The “mother hen” of the 687 gang of us cousins. May you rest in peace Julie.

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