On Saturday, March 18, 2023, Adele Rose Pasmantier, daughter of Ralph and Rose Acampora, passed away peacefully in her sleep at age 88.

She was the third of six children born in Washington Heights, New York City on May 13, 1934. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to the Bronx where she attended PS 83 elementary school and Christopher Columbus High School.

Adele married Roland Pasmantier and they had 2 children, Dr. Rose Marie Pasmantier and Dr. Anita Bella Pasmantier. She was a working mother, employed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Grant Accounting for over 30 years. Adele represented her colleagues as an 1199 Union delegate, one of the largest healthcare workers unions in the country. When she started working at the College in 1961, there were no healthcare benefits offered to the employees. As a result, the Union was important in giving the employees’ healthcare and other benefits. Adele also has 3 devoted grandchildren Roberta Barnett, Elizabeth Barnett and Daniella Terry, who hope to continue her legacy of making the world a more just place.

Adele decided to enroll in college later in her life, graduating from Fordham University School of General Studies in 1986. After her retirement, she was a substitute teacher for elementary schools in the Bronx and Westchester. Adele enjoyed working with the young elementary students teaching them the 3 R’s and often spent time with her granddaughters teaching them with flashcards.

Adele, a first generation American, lived in the same apartment on Neill Avenue in the Bronx for 65 years and loved walking outside through her neighborhood chatting with friends and neighbors. She enjoyed working with craft projects including making “Plarn” bags, crocheting and knitting.

Adele is survived by her daughter Dr. Rose Marie Pasmantier (Barnett), her daughter Dr. Anita Bella Pasmantier (Terry), her son-in-law Dr. Richard Barnett, her son-in-law Jeffrey Terry, her three devoted grandchildren Roberta Barnett, Elizabeth Barnett and Daniella Terry, her brother Rudolph Acampora, his wife Gabrielle Acampora, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her sisters Ann Sellecchia, Helen Ricchione, Louise Cavanagh and her brother Ferdinand Acampora.

Visiting will be Tuesday 10am to 12pm, with a service at 11am, at John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the New York Public Library, which Adele enjoyed immensely throughout her life. To hear a audio interview with Adele from the New York Public Library, please click the following link Oral History of the Bronx



  1. Janco Juan& Nancy Huang on March 19, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    What a moved story and great achievement in your life. With all the great families and your future generations, may God be with you and rest in heavenly peace.

    • anita pasmantier on March 19, 2023 at 8:30 pm

      Thank you so much Nancy for your kind words.

  2. Victor & Christine Fung on March 19, 2023 at 11:02 pm

    Sympathies to you and your family. We did not have the opportunity to meet or know your mother but we do know you. Therefore, she must have been a wonderful person to have raised such an amazing daughter. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
    Victor & Christine

    • anita pasmantier on March 20, 2023 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind message.

  3. Bobby on March 20, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Thank you for writing in the detail you did about your mom’s beautifully determined and fruitful life. The Acampora Tree- quite a wounderful family tree! Dolores, Gary, Mark, Greg and I send our deepest condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    • anita pasmantier on March 20, 2023 at 8:27 pm

      Yes I agree a wonderful family tree.

  4. Adelaide Nardone on March 20, 2023 at 10:49 am

    I remember Adele well from my Fordham days with Anita. She had many talents , one of which was her ability to sew . In fact she made “La Bursa” and the ring bearer’s pillow for my wedding day out of mere fragments of cloth.
    Since my own Mother was deceased so she let me wear her beautiful pearl necklace on that day as “something borrowed”.
    You will always have a tender place in my ❤️

    • anita pasmantier on March 20, 2023 at 8:29 pm

      Yes I remember it well. I also wore the pearls at my wedding. We will always have that memory.

    • anita pasmantier on March 22, 2023 at 10:33 am

      Did you watch the video?

  5. Gaby and Rudy Acampora on March 20, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Saying good-bye is always hard. Rudy and I wish Adele peace and hope she knows (somehow) that we all loved her and will keep her in our hearts and minds. She is part of Rudy’s flesh and blood and will live on in him and her daughters and grandchildren. Farewell Adele, I’ll miss our FaceTimes , our trips together and laughing together Love , Gaby

    • anita pasmantier on March 20, 2023 at 8:38 pm

      You and Uncle Rudy are the only aunt and uncle we have left in this world. My mom’s legacy will live on through all of us.

  6. The Ward Family on March 20, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    Aunt Adele left a wonderful legacy on this earth, and is now re-United with her sisters in heaven free from the pains of this earth. Our prayers and love are with everyone grieving her loss. In lieu of flowers we’ve made a donation to Fordham University in her honor.

  7. anita pasmantier on March 20, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. And thank you for the donation to FU in my mom’s name. She loved that school!!!!

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