Obituary of Geraldine D. Parsels
CAMERON: Geraldine D. “Gerry” Parsels, 97, of the Upper Swale Rd. passed away peacefully Monday evening July 4, 2022 at her home with the love and care of her family by her side. Gerry was born April 1, 1925 in Rochester, to the late Joseph H. and Grace B. (Johnson) Pearl, Sr. On November 9, 1942 in Kentucky, she married Stanley A. Parsels, who predeceased her in August of 1986. Gerry was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother whos’ home was always open to family and friends with warmth, love and a friendly smile from a special lady. She is survived by two sons, Roger (Wanda) Parsels of Fl. Jerry (Connie) Parsels of Cameron, a daughter Bonnie (Chester) Crews of FL. a sister Helen (Harold) Donaldson of Canisteo, two sisters-in-law Elaine Graves and Ella Parsels, 13 Grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, several great, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Gerry was predeceased by two sons, Stanley and George Parsels, grandson Roger Parsels, Jr., granddaughter Amanda Parsels Roberts, great granddaughter Ashlyn Parsels, great grandson, Barry Crews, her brothers, Leon, Joseph, Herbert, Eugene and John Pearl, sisters Grace Kilbury, Ada Edwards, Mary Minck and Bernice Tennity. It’s not often we get to honor a parents’ or loved ones’ request, but Mom had two and added one. When the glaucoma and dementia were starting to take over, she asked me not to put her in a nursing home and didn’t want to die in a hospital. As she became blind and couldn’t remember things, she also told me she didn’t want to be alone. It became a full- time job. I didn’t know if I could do it. I have two nieces that stepped up to help me. Without their help it would not have been possible. With the help of Diane Stratton and Sheila Marlatt, we made it work. I am deeply indebted to them. Thank you for the long hours, day after day. I will never be able to repay your kindness. Sincerely Uncle Jerry. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Friday, July 8th at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo. A private family graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Jasper Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Gerry’s name may be made to the Cameron Ambulance Fund.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, July 8, 2022
H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home - Canisteo
29 East Main Street
Canisteo, New York, United States