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Thea K. Pastore

July 1, 1950 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 71)

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Thea Katherine Pastore passed peacefully on to her next adventure on May 31 at home with her loving husband George.

She was born in Boston on July 1, 1950, the first of 3 children, to Frank and Dorothea Pastore (Koresky). After high school, Thea attended Boston Business School and worked various
positions in legal offices, as an executive assistant in the FAA, and then as an Air Traffic Controller. Later she started a second career and served as a corporate executive in the Connecticut Mutual Insurance Co and consulted as an independent project manager with various other corporations in the Hartford area before retiring.

An avid reader, her many interests included a jewelry making, gardening and caring for heirloom plants passed down through the family over the years. Over the course of her life she continued to be an enthusiastic gardener and a generous donor for both animal and human rights. Her extraordinary connection to nature and appreciation of our interconnectedness led her to always celebrate the changing of the seasons – this spring her beautiful gardens were a dramatic demonstration of how her work and mother nature’s blended so beautifully. A life long Patriot’s fan and season ticket holder, she kept abreast of the comings and goings on the team roster and loved the team through thick and thin.

Thea is survived by her loving husband, George Hoffman, her mother, Dorothea Pastore, her brother Karl Pastore and his wife Lauri Webster and their son, Luke Pastore. She is predeceased by her father, Frank Pastore and another younger brother, Anthony Pastore. Thea’s quick wit and striking sense of humor will be missed by her many friends in both Boston and Connecticut and we will all be a little poorer for the lack of her willing smile and helpful demeanor.

A celebration of life is scheduled for Sunday, June 19th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St, East Boston MA. See details on this site. 

In lieu of flowers we’re asking that donations be directed to your local animal rescue organization.

If you have the time, please take a look at this video in tribute of Thea. May she rest in peace.


Let’s Celebrate Thea’s Life

Thea Katherine Pastore – 1950-2022

Ruggiero Family Memorial Home – 971 Saratoga St, East Boston, MA – Sunday, June 19th, 1:00-3:00 PM.

We’ll be getting together to celebrate the life of this amazing woman who we all knew and loved.  Knowing that we each knew her differently – circumstances, locations, occupations, fun and play, and on and on – I hope you will come to this celebration with fond memories, and hopefully stories, that you can share with us all.

You might associate Thea with:

The New England Patriots (I hope so)?
Gardens, gardening, plants, playing in the dirt?
Family – parties, gatherings, growing up?
A Corporate environment and all that entails?
Golf – golf league stories anyone?
Jewelry making and her beautiful products?
Travel and trips – family, business?
Something else?

Let’s come together to talk and laugh and share and maybe cry a little but also to remember all we loved about this rare and truly wonderful human being.

Questions?  Send questions to George Hoffman through this site.

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Celebration of Life
June 19, 2022

1:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

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