Dennis Edward Parra

July 22, 1934October 18, 2018

Dennis Edward Parra Sr. July 22, 1934 – October 18, 2018

Dennis Edward Parra Sr. was a 4th generation Californian and native San Diegan. He attended Our Lady of Angels School, St. Augustine High School and received a Bachelor in Arts Degree in Business from National University. Dennis served his country in the US Air Force and then spent 20 years at San Diego Gas & Electric Company as an Energy Auditor. For the last 40 years of his life, Dennis owned and operated Parra Building Consultants, a multi-generational family business.

Dennis was a man of great faith and gave selflessly to his community and St. Patrick’s Parish. He was a devoted husband and father, an iconic family man for whom family was his priority. To know Dennis was to love Dennis. Sailing, camping, and traveling the continent in his motor-home with friends and family brought Dennis great joy.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father Ernest and mother Alma, and is survived by his wife of 63 years Jeannine, their seven children Dennis II, Margaret Merritt, Monica Ballon, Michelle Parra-Christie, Maria Cleary, Stephen, Melissa Doyle and their respective spouses, twenty-two grand-children, seven great-grandchildren, brother Ernest Parra, two nieces, and a loving extended family.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held on November 12, 2018, at 11:00 am at St. Patrick's Church in San Diego. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to St. Augustine High School Alumni Association.


  • Rosary and Funeral Mass Monday, November 12, 2018

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Brian Wallace

November 1, 2018

My family and I will always remember Mr. Parra’s kindness every time we would see him in the neighborhood, and especially after mass at St. Patricks. He would always tell us of how we reminded him of his family when his kids were young and the blessing that time was. Mr. Parra’s example inspires me to be the best husband and father that I can be and I will never forget his kindness.

Tim O’Hara

October 23, 2018

The Parra family is one of the nicest families I encountered when I arrived at St. Patrick’s in 1968. Mr Parra was one of those fathers who treated his children’s friends like one of his own. RIP, Mr Parra