Stephen Paul Pacitto

Published 11:52 am Monday, February 20, 2023

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Stephen Paul Pacitto, 66, of Mocksville, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023 at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Steve was born Nov. 3, 1956 in Cambridge, Mass. to Elvira Faccenda Pacitto and the late G. Dominic Pacitto. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Steve was the owner/operator of TLC Auto Service.  Steve had volunteered with the American Red Cross for 25 years.    He was a member of the William R. Davie Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years, and once had been voted firefighter of the year.   Steve had worked animal rescue for 20 years, and for the last few years as an animal cruelty investigator; he loved his animals.  He was a member of the model train club.  In all aspects of his volunteerism and work, his wife was his constant and always by his side.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by many of his best K-9 companions.

Survivors include: his wife of 41 years, Theresa Faith Pacitto; his mother of S. Yarmouth, Mass.; brothers, John Pacitto, Ronnie Pacitto (Laurie), Roy Pacitto (Cathy), Gary Pacitto (Shivaun), and Nicky Pacitto (Jennifer Kuse); several nieces and nephews; and his K-9 companions, Ty and Panda.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 at William R. Davie Volunteer Fire Department.  The service will be available to view on the funeral home website. The family will receive friends at the fire department one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to: William R. Davie VFD, PO Box 934, Mocksville, NC 27028.

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