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Diane A. Parisi

October 26, 1939August 21, 2020
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In Loving Memory Diane Alice Parisi

October 26, 1939 - August 21, 2020

Diane A. (McElroy) Parisi, 80, of Little Falls, passed away on Friday August 21, 2020. Before retiring, Diane worked for Bidermann Industries and also as a Crossing Guard for the Township of Secaucus. Diane loved her family more than life. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great granddaughter. She also enjoyed spending time at her Pennsylvania home where she spent time with family and friends.

Beloved wife, of 63 years, to Robert Parisi Sr. of Little Falls, NJ. Loving mother of Robert (Elizabeth) Parisi of Secaucus, Linda (Warren) Cook of Little Falls, and Lori (Gene Spaeth) Tarantino of Jefferson Township. Devoted grandmother of Sean (Justine) Parisi of Paramus and Diana (Jesus) Parisi-Perez of Secaucus. Loving great grandmother of Samantha Parisi of Secaucus. Dear sister of Gladys (the late Joseph) Tomaszewski of Secaucus. Predeceased by her sister Myrtle (the late Arthur Bruno) Shack. Predeceased by her brothers John (the late Mildred) McElroy, and Edward (the late Gloria) McElroy.

Family will receive friends on Monday August 24th, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Mack Memorial Home, 1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ. Mass will be Tuesday August 25th, 2020, 9:30 am at Immaculate Conception Church in Secaucus. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Lyndhurst.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 322 8th Ave., New York, NY, 10001 Attn: Minerva 16th Floor Or on the website https://alzfdn.org

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 24, 2020

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 24, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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Diane A. Parisi

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Francine Mueller

August 26, 2020

My first memory of my Aunt Diane was from when I was a little girl. My parents had these fabulous New Years Eve parties every year. I remember Aunt Diane and Uncle Buddy attending and they were the cutest young couple. Another special memory was almost 7 years ago when Aunt Diane and Uncle Buddy and all their children and spouses attended our son’s wedding. It meant so very much to me to have my family there. Aunt Diane and Uncle Buddy danced a special anniversary dance because they had the most number of years married at the party. (I think there’s a photo of Aunt Diane dancing also in this photo collection). I loved looking at all the wonderful family photos in this memorial and did so three or four times. In one, like many, Aunt Diane is so beautiful! She has her gorgeous red hair done up on her head all in curls. As I was looking at it I realized that she and my Aunt Frances were on the steps of the church where I had just been married!

My most special memory of my Aunt Diane was of her thoughtfulness. Often when she would go to Holy Cross Cemetery she would leave flowers on my parents’ grave because she knew we lived far away and couldn’t get there often. This simple act of kindness will always be a special memory of my Aunt Diane and will forever be in my heart. The beauty of her thoughtfulness, love, and caring is that it lives on in her children. My thoughts and prayers are with them and my Uncle Buddy during this
difficult time. Love, Francine and Peter

April Bourbon - Vermaat

August 24, 2020

Condolences to the Parisi family Diane was always a caring & loving woman always made you feel like you were family she will be missed may she Rest In Peace. Love to all.

Denyse Walsh

August 24, 2020

My Aunt Dede. You always called me Nini. I remember you simply always being there from the beginning of my memories. I shared so many things with you. You taught me how to dance to Woolly Bully with mommy and those black capezios you so loved ! I was so young! You taught me with such patience how to play canasta so I could be with the adults since I was the oldest of the 6 of us. You taught me to have a sense of humor. Because life was funny...and you lived it to the fullest. I could go on and on. I was always amazed by your red hair and how you told me being a redhead was special! You were proud of me when I graduated college and always made me feel special.. I will miss you and I know in my heart you are at peace...and I know that you are an angel protecting me and everyone you love. You will be so missed by all of us...until we meet again...I love you. Nini

Debbie Schmelz

August 22, 2020

I got introduced to Diane when i was about 18 ,I joined the crossing guards bowling team , She was a great lady . Taught me how to bowl. It was always fun to be in her company.Rest in peace. Next time i hear thunder ill think of you.

Linda Cook

August 22, 2020

I can’t believe I am writing this about my Mom and one of my best friends. I believe I don’t have to remind friends and family what a wonderful, caring, giving, people person, never the type to complain, so much a mama bear our Mom was. I believe everybody who reads this and knew my Mom will remember at least one of these qualities, if not more, about her. As my sis says above, she made all of our holidays so very, very special. In the summers, when we were little, she would drive us to her sister Glady’s house in Moonachie to spend time with our cousins Denise, John & Barbara. This from a woman who did not like to drive! Our camping trips with the Cabany family were so much fun. Christmas time with Aunt Fran & Uncle Tony. And her grandchildren, Sean, Diana & Samantha-oh, they were her treasures! I could go on & on. She was and always will be my hero. She always made me feel safe in this wild but wonderful world of ours. My heart is missing a piece but I know after some time she will mend it every time I think of her. My selfishness still wants you here with me but I know you are at peace and not suffering anymore. I love you Mom and miss you so very much. ❤️

Cheryl Kosky

August 22, 2020

When I first meet Diane, I meet her thru my husband Andrew and her son Bobby at a firehouse event. I could have never imagined meeting the most sweetest, loving women she was. She took you in and made you feel like family. She always had a kind word to say to you and she made you feel loved. She was and still is a very special lady. I love that I got to know you for many years and I will miss you. We loved you Diane always.

Lori Tarantino

August 21, 2020

Hi Mommy,

When I got that phone call today, the one I have been dreading, so many thoughts of you raced through my mind, and my heart literally broke. It hurt so badly that I thought, so THIS is what a broken heart truly feels like. I have endured a broken heart before Mom, as you are well aware, because it was your love that helped heal it numerous times but, nothing, absolutely nothing compared to this. You had a beautiful soul, a heart of gold and you always taught us to appreciate what we had, and to give to others less fortunate. You were an amazing mom, wife, grandma, great grandma, sister, aunt, and friend. God truly blessed us when he gave us you! There is no way I could give just one memory Mom because there are just too many wonderful memories you made for us over the years. All the holidays you made extra special for us, but the ones I'll hold closest to my heart are of Christmastime because it was your favorite holiday and I will forever think of you when I hear John Lennon's, "So This Is Christmas." So I just want to say thank you Mom, thank you for all the fun times we've shared as a family, for always being there when we needed you the most, for all the "belly" laughs we shared together, for ALL the wonderful memories, for the life you gave me/us, and for being the wonderful mother you were, but most of all, for the unconditional love you've always given as only you could. I will love and miss you always Mom! Until we meet again, may God keep you in the palm of his hand. Rest in Peace my sweet mother! All My Love Always & Forever, your Baby Girl.

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