Swan Funeral Home

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Valerie J. Parcells

September 22, 1945May 19, 2020

Valerie J. Parcells, 74, of Madison, Ct. died May 19, 2020 after a lengthy illness with complications from the COVID -19 virus. Valerie was born on Sept 22, 1945 in New Haven CT, to Edwin and Irene Johnson. She was the loving wife of 50 years to Alan Parcells.

She leaves behind son Christopher Parcells, daughter-in-law Amy, along with 2 loving grandchildren Mason (13) and Hannah (4). She also leaves behind sister-in-law Colonel (Ret) Phyllis Parcells of Palm Harbor, FL.

Valerie was a graduate of Hamden High School in 1963 and attended Hartford School of Nursing. Valerie held a 40-year career at Yale Medical School where she worked as a research assistant in Epidemiology researching various global viruses, dedicating a great deal of time researching the effects of radiation on cancer cells at the Department Yale Radiology. Prior to retirement, she spent time working at Yale University Pediatric Department researching Lyme disease and chickenpox. Valerie and her husband along with their friends enjoyed traveling to multiple destinations in the Caribbean and Europe.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Madison House Memory Support for her care. Burial services will be private. Swan Funeral in Madison will be in charge of all burial arrangements


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Valerie J. Parcells

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Noreen & Dan Kokoruda

May 22, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Alan and Chris. Sorry to hear about Val’s passing. She was a lovely woman and we have many happy memories of her when our boys played lacrosse together.

Stu MacCatherine

May 21, 2020

Al, I'm so sorry for you and your families loss.
Love, Stu

John Hines

May 21, 2020

Very sorry for your loss Alan, if there is anything I can do please let me know.-JFH

Chuck and Marion Sweetman

May 21, 2020

So sorry to hear of Val’s passing— great memories for us — from watching our kids grow up on the same street —to spending many years going to NYC for a weekend before our annual Jets-Pats game —-to watching lacrosse games and cheering on our kids . She will be missed.

Richard Blumenreder

May 20, 2020

Dear Al, We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely wife Valerie. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. We are sure you have fond memories to reflect on with your family of a life well lived.

Fondly, Richard & Emily Blumenreder
Southington, Ct.

Paul and Julie Sullivan

May 20, 2020

Alan, Julie and I are sorry to hear of your wife's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Larry Visaggio

May 20, 2020

Hey Al really sorry to hear of Valerie passing! My Heart and Prayers go out to you all! Really miss all the fun times. Take care my Friend Larry

Michael Miller

May 20, 2020

Al very sorry to hear about your wife, please Express my sympathy to chris and his family if you need anything please let me know

Elaine Eckenroth

May 20, 2020

You are never prepared to lose your Mother. Oh, what I would give for one more hug!
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;
But love leaves a memory no one can steal.
And until you meet again, may God hold Val in the palm of His hand.
May you and your family find peace in knowing she is with the angels.

Richard Brassil

May 20, 2020


Connie and I are very sorry for your loss...our deepest condolences to you and your family...

Rich & Connie


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