Monday, February 25, 2019

In Memoriam

Shirley Parrish
Shirley Jane (Waite) Parrish was born in Alexander on August 16, 1928 and was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Neva Conn Waite. She married George B. Parrish, Jr, her lifelong friend and the love of her life, on May 7, 1949 at the West Bethany Baptist Church. Shirley was a 1945 graduate of Alexander Central School and the Rochester Business Institute in 1946. She retired from the Alexander School in 1984 after 25 years of service, first in the library and later in the Business Office.

A longtime member of the Alexander United Methodist Church, Shirley served in many capacities. In late years, volunteering as a contact person for the American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Church. She truly enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling, needlework, reading and having family parties, and garage sales.

Shirley, who passed on Feb. 16, 2019, is survived by her husband George, and her three children, daughters Laura (Joseph) Schmieder of Alexander, and Karen (Allan) Cecchini of Silver Lake, and son Robert (Beth) of Bergen. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Noel (Robyn) Good of Pavilion, Robert (Max) Parrish of LeRoy and Kathryn (Andrew) Bogdan of Akron, plus two great-grandchildren, Nevan Good and Clara Bogdan, and many nieces and nephews. Shirley is also survived by sister-in-laws Mildred Waite and Carol Waite of Alexander, and brother-in-law Del Mills of Texas.

Calling hours were held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 4-8 P.M. at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. A Funeral Service was held on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at the Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main St, Alexander, NY 14005. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Alexander United Methodist Church, the Stevens Memorial Library, 146 Main St, Attica, NY 14011, or the Alexander Ambulance Fund. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

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