Claire D. Parda

July 30, 1932November 29, 2018

Claire D. (DeMoranville) Parda, age 86 of New Bedford, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the wife of the late John Parda.

Born in Acushnet, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Millicent (Magrath) DeMoranville. She was a lifelong area resident. She was employed as a machine operator for 19 years at Aerovox, retiring in 1994. Claire enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to crochet, sewing and her fantasy shows. She especially loved her pug.

She is survived by four daughters, Joanne L.M. Roth and her husband Donald of CT, Trina Mae Parda of New Bedford, Kendra Lynne Parda of New Bedford, and Helena Parda and her husband Raymond of Dartmouth; one son, Joseph Parda and his companion Melissa Magan of New Bedford; a step-sister Eileen Hickman and her husband Ernie of FL; a step-brother, Steven Griffin of FL; six grandchildren, Clement Beyer, Adam and Eric Roth, John Joseph Parda, Alishia Martel and Caron Beyer; three great- grandchildren, Cyle Beyer, Charlize Beyer and Celeste Cjaza; a very special niece, Paula Jean Hathaway and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Mary Anne Parda and sister of the late Julie Hathaway, Charlotte Walden and Donald DeMoranville.

Her arrangements are in the care of Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02745.


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Kendra Parda

January 27, 2019

Mama it's been almost two months. Yesterday was your mass. Even though my heart's had time to heal and deal with your loss i am a shell of my former self. I don't know how to go on without you. You were my best friend and the best one i could've asked for. I remember the game days ,the watching things days and just doing ANY of that now is hard. I know you're sitting with me everytime I get into a car,I know you're watching me but nothing is right and everything is a mess. I miss you!

Helena Parda

December 16, 2018

Mom It has been a little over 2 weeks, and I still have not come to terms with your departure. I come to terms with your passing, by thinking you are with dad, and Mary. I also know that you are no longer in pain. I hope you know that I loved you with all my heart, and I would have done anything to take away your pain....I will always hold you in my heart...Love you Mom

Helena Parda

December 3, 2018

Momma, I will always hold you in my heart, for you were not only my mother, you were my greatest friend. You let me confide to you things that I couldn't confide to anyone else..and you kept them to yourself..I will never let you go.........

Caryl Filanda

December 2, 2018

Always remember going to Grandma in Newfield when we were kids. Those are treasured memories. Love and prayers to all my cousins. Caryl (Parda) Filanda.

Kendra Parda

December 1, 2018

You were my best friend moreso after dad passed away. For 19 years it seemed to be you and me. We had our fights as all family members do but there isn't a day that goes by that I say I woudn't do it all again. I'd give anything for you back to talk to ,to watch/playgames with,to HAVE A HUG from you. Pictures and videos are only so much nothing can replace you!

Love you forever mama!