Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel

201 East Elm Street, Penn Yan, NY


Grace F. Parsons

April 18, 1934November 22, 2019

Grace F. Parsons, 85, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Grace on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made in Grace’s name to the Penn Yan United Methodist Church or the Dresden United Methodist Church.

Grace was born on April 18, 1934 in DeRuyter, NY to the late Amos & Marion Thomas Fox. She graduated from DeRuyter Central Rural High School in 1951 and from Cornell University in 1955. Grace worked in the Food Science Dept. at the Experiment Station in Geneva for 30 years. Some of Grace’s hobbies were playing Bridge at the Moose Club and knitting catnip mice for her friends’ cats. She also played Trombone in the Summer Band. Grace was a member of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church and an Associate Member of the Dresden United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her brother, John (Mary Peck) Fox of DeRuyter, NY; nieces & nephews, John (Ellen) Fox, Thomas Fox, Kathy (Kevin) Clark, Nancy (Mark) Haws, William (Hilda) Chappell, Mary Frankel, Elizabeth Reagan, Patricia (John) Wehrle, Alice (Brian) Schmidt, Sarah (Stu) Strickland, Margaret (TJ) McAvaney, Dawn Hicks, Michael (Peggy) Parsons and Tracy Taylor. Grace was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Gene M. Parsons on May 15, 2017; niece, Susan Chappell; sister, Louise (Robert) Chappell.


7 December

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Penn Yan United Methodist Church

166 Main St
Penn Yan, New York


Grace F. Parsons

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Mollie Ross

December 5, 2019

Grace was a lady everyone should have known. I was so fortunate to have worked with Grace. She was always willing to help and with a smile. Her volunteering was well known to many organizations. I will miss you Grace.

Donegal chapter DAR Corresponding secretary

December 2, 2019

At this time of sorrow may the family of Grace find comfort in their memories.

Donegal Chapter DAR.

Nancy Petrie

December 1, 2019

My sweet friend of over 35 years, you will be greatly missed. Those things which made you incredibly you, your laugh, your sense of humor, your superb skill with writing, your yearly birthday and Christmas cards, your love of Gene are part of my box of memories of you. Rest well and know that you are loved.

Nancy Petrie
Flushing, Michigan

Michele Swarthout

November 29, 2019

Grace was beloved member of our TOPS group. She was a member for 50 years and touched so many lives. We all loved her and will miss her greatly. TOPS NY #298

Eileen O’ Reilly healy

November 27, 2019

Grace was a lovely lady, and fun to play bridge with. She will be missed.