Parise, Shirley (Nadeau) - January 14, 2014


KENSINGTON - Shirley (Nadeau) Parise, 83, of Kensington, widow of her beloved husband Anthony Philip Parise, died Tuesday evening (January 14, 2014) at Andrew House, New Britain. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Odilon and the late Celina (Michaud) Nadeau, she graduated from New Britain High School, raised her children, and was employed at Sage Allen until her retirement, at which point she devoted herself to her wonderful cookie business. The “Cookie Lady” was a member of St. Paul Church, and P.R.O.B.E., and was an expert self-taught baker and skilled craft and flower arrangement artisan. She is survived by two sons, James Parise and Angela DeMarco of Coventry, and Michael Parise and his wife Doreen of Kensington, a sister, Albertine O’Brien of Houston, Texas, two grandsons, Jake and Nicholas Parise, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday (January 17, 2014) at 9am from Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10am at St. Paul’s Church on Alling Street. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 9am until the departure to church.

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