David A. DeParasis
Thompson – David A. DeParasis, 75 of Porter Plain Road, passed away unexpectedly at Day Kimball Hospital on August 1, 2010.
Mr. DeParasis, a son of Edward and Maria (Poretta) DeParasis, was born in Williamsport on Nov. 7, 1934.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Ann (Askey) DeParasis and the following children; David “Barry”, of Dayville; Michele and husband, Al Chin, of Billerica, MA; Brian of Plainfield and Melanie Manzoli, at home. He also leaves nine grandchildren; Stacey DeParasis, Maddie D. Chin, Heather, Holly and Brian DeParasis, Michael, Chris, Shawn (Sandra) Hamilton and Matthew Smart, as well as two great-grandchildren, Grant and Alexander.
In addition, he leaves the following brothers and sister; Orlando, Vittorio (Sarah), Edward (Marie) of Williamsport, PA; Silvio (Donna) of Jersey Shore, PA; Joseph (Jane) of St. Petersburg, FL and Amelia (Ken) Rinker of Montoursville, PA and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, an adopted sister, Linda Walton and two infant brothers.
He was a finishing foreman for Williamsport Manufacturing Company, but relocated to North Grosvenordale, CT in 1956 with Jens Risom Design until they closed, working with Ethan Allen and Helikon until he retired.
For many years, he was a Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop #66, in Thompson, CT; a Lifetime member of the Woodstock Fair and a Woodstock Fair Committee Member, helping with Entertainment. He was a partner of the Red Chimney Hunting Lodge in Pennsylvania. His hobbies included coin collecting, photography, woodworking, and hunting. He was a lifetime member of the NRA.
Relatives and friends are invited to David’s Funeral Mass at 10:00 am on Friday, August 6, 2010 in Saint Joseph Church, 20 Main Street, North Grosvenordale, CT. For guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com . Memorial donations may be made to in David’s memory to Thompson CT Boy Scout Troup #66, c/o CT Rivers Council, 60 Darlin St, East Hartford, CT 06128.