Derigi "Jimmy" Pacella

  • Born: July 28, 1931
  • Died: July 3, 2019
  • Location: Warren, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

Pacella, Derigi "Jimmy"
July 3, 2019. Age 88. Beloved husband of the late Shirley. Dearest father of Cynthia (Rodney Proctor) Taylor and the late Rick Pacella. Loving grandfather of Lauren Jones. Dear brother of Ronald (Sylvia) Pacella and Roman (Carol) Pacella. Instate Tuesday 9:30am until 10:00am time of Mass at St. Faustina Church, 14025 12 Mile Road (between Schoenherr & Hayes). Entombment Christian Memorial Cultural Center. Arrangements by Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" @


Condolence & Memory Journal


It saddens me to hear of your passing. May you rest in eternal peace

Posted by Brittany Gronefeld - Taylor, MI   November 01, 2019

I just heard about Jim. I'm saddened for your loss. Jim worked with my father Sam Palise and he was family to ours. Please contact me.

Posted by Nick Palise - Milford, MI - Family Friend   September 10, 2019

Jimmy, you were a good friend. You will be missed by everyone that knew you.

Posted by James Binder - Grosse Pointe Woods, MI - Friend   July 09, 2019

With our dearest sympathy and prayers for
The family of Jim. A very great man and AIO friend.

Posted by Virgil Zanardelli - Rochester Hills - Friend   July 08, 2019

So very sorry to hear about Mr. Pachella. He went to my church, we sat accro

So very sorry for your loss. We went to the same church and we would always chat before mass and he always offered me a mint! We always did the hand shake of Peace. He would talk about his wife Shirley, and I would tell him about my kids. He was a very kind man. I will miss his presence in the church.

Posted by Marie Lorincz - Warren, MI - Friend   July 07, 2019

Dear Pacella family,

So deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet Father, Brother, and Uncle. We always knew him as, Derigi. We will always remember him as a kind, caring, and extremely outgoing man. From the great times spent as kids with our Parents, John and JoAnn Corrado, and the entire extended Pacella family, apple picking at the orchard, blueberry picking with the ladies, the guys canoeing the Au Sable, all the laughs, and of course, the wonderful AIO Fish Dinner Dance, that he so proudly hosted for so many years. Thanks for all the great times and memories, dear friend. We know your bright light is shining with all our loved ones right now in heaven! Our love and sincere condolences go out to your beautiful family.

Christine & Tom Singleton and family

Posted by Christine Singleton - St Clair Shores, MI - Family Friend   July 06, 2019