Virginia Ann Parisi

December 1, 1923April 30, 2021

Virginia Ann Parisi, age 97, of Grosse Pointe Woods passed away peacefully on Friday, April 30, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. She was born in Detroit on December 1, 1923 to the late Guiseppe and Guiseppa (nee: Pavia) DiStefano. She was the last surviving of eight children.

Virginia was married to Peter Parisi in 1946 until his death in 2006. Virginia worked as a seamstress for Ford Motor Company for over thirty years before her retirement. She was a faithful long time parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.

Her greatest joy was her family and she cherished the time she spent with them. This was especially true in the kitchen when she would show her nieces and nephews how to prepare the same classic Italian family recipes she learned when she was young.

She is survived by three loving children, Diane (Gail), Jacqueline, and Vito Parisi (Lee); her four grandchildren, Bill Parisi , Skott (Kim) Parisi, Danny Easley and Dana Roane; her two great grandchildren, Arianna Parisi and Valeri Roane; and is also survived by numerous extended family and close friends.

A funeral mass for Virginia will be held on May 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church (5900 McClellan, Detroit, MI 48213), with Brother Ray Stadmeyer as celebrant. Instate will be held from 10:00 AM until the start of mass.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Medical Team Hospice.

Arrangements and care provided by A.H. Peters Funeral Home.


  • Instate

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Virginia Ann Parisi

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Frank & Elaine DiStefano

May 3, 2021

We will always remember cousin Zina for her sense of fun, her generosity, love of playing cards & of course her food. She was a joy to be with. She will be in our thoughts forever. Frank & Elaine

Anne Miller

May 2, 2021

Several years ago Diane and Gail offered Bill (my husband) pasta making cooking classes...taught by "mom". One of the best afternoons ever! We laughed( a lot), shared family stories, had some wine, watched Bill get corrected several times about his technique (best part ever...their height difference alone...), but LEARNED how to make pasta from a skilled family cook. Laughter being the main ingredient.
Great memory. Thank you for that dear lady. Love to an amazing family.

sharon bieth

May 2, 2021

Rest in peace, Aunt Virginia. You were one of the spryest ladies I had ever met. Always smiling , always interested in other peoples lives, always fast with a joke. You will truly be missed.

Jan and gary dembs

May 1, 2021

Sending love and sympathy for your loss. We know you will miss her so much. Now you won't have to worry about her
and she is reunited with those who have passed before her. But it still so sad to be without her. May your memories be a blessing!