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Elinor Harris Parise

July 24, 1923 ~ October 9, 2019 (age 96)


Elinor Harris Parise, widow of Paul F. Parise, daughter of Mildred Gleason Abner and Albert Harris was born July 24, 1923.  She passed peacefully at Branford Hospice, October 9, 2019.

She retired from First Union Bank after twenty years of service.  She was a volunteer at St. Raphael’s Hospital and a member of St. Brendan’s Ladies Guild.  She was also a member of St. Vincent DePaul’s Ladies Guild.

Elinor is survived by her sisters, Mildred (Louis) Thibault of East Haven and Margaret (Joseph) Riccitelli of Old Saybrook.  She also has many beloved nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sisters Marion (Raymond) Flynn of Meriden and Helen (Merton) Benham of Northford.  She was also predeceased by her daughter, Elizabeth Osborne.

She leaves two grandchildren, Alexandra Osborne and Raymond Osborne III and wife Urszula.  She also leaves a great grandson, Sebastian Osborne.

Elinor lived a full life full of friends and family.  She will be dearly missed. 

Donations in her memory may be made to Sisters of Our Lady of the Garden, c/o Sister Natolina Rotatori, O.L.G. Middletown, CT.

Family and friends may visit Keenan Funeral Home, 330 Notch Hill Road, North Branford Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, 731 Main Street, Branford at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery.

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October 16, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Keenan Funeral Home
330 Notch Hill Road
North Branford, CT 06471

Mass of Christian Burial
October 16, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
731 Main Street
Branford, CT 06405


St. Lawrence Cemetery
280 Derby Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516


Sisters of Our Lady of the Garden - c/o Sister Natolina Rotatori
67 Round Hill Road, Middletown CT 06457
Tel: 1-203-346-5765
Email: vocationfmh@gmail.com
Web: https://www.sistersfmh.org/

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