Richard “Rit” Vincent Pacella Sr., 77, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville.

He was born on September 22, 1944, in Newburgh, N.Y., to the late Rocco and Mary Alfano Pacella.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Rocco Pacella, Michael Pacella and Carl Pacella.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Lowe Pacella; children, Heather Pacella of Mooresville, and Richard Pacella Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; granddaughter, Gianna Musto of Mooresville; sister, Frieda Gozza of Newburgh, N.Y.; dog, Bellarose; cat, Vincenzio; and bird, Mango.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to all the physicians nurses and staff, for their unwavering compassionate and supportive care that was provided. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Pacella family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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