Parrotte, Richard J.
Richard Joseph Parrotte, 92, of Vestal, New York died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at his home. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Mary Murphy Parrotte, his parents, Edmund and Mary Parrotte, his siblings, Anna Racette, Arthur Parrotte, Emma Racette, Bernard Parrotte, Raymond Parrotte, Alfred Parrotte, Leona Marinelli, Marion Racette, and Dorothy Stiles. Richard is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Nancy Parrotte (San Antonio, TX), Daniel Parrotte and Barbara Ramsey (Maybee, MI) three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Richard Pogosian (Whittier, CA) Rita Parrotte and Steve Massey (Denver, CO), Maureen and Gregory Bryniarski (Rochester, NY), seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two brothers, Clayton (Patty) Parrotte of Zephyr Hills, FL and Lee (Norma) Parrotte of Plattsburgh, NY, many much-loved nieces and nephews.
Richard was born April 10, 1921 in Redford, New York. During WWII he served with the United States Army Air Corps. In 1976 Richard retired from the Binghamton State Hospital after 35 years of service in the Safety Department. He went on to form and operate Parrotte's Heating for many years. He was a longtime resident of Kirkwood, NY and for the past seven years has lived in Vestal, NY where he was fondly known as "The Mayor of Castle Gardens." Richard was a member St. Paul's Catholic Church, Binghamton. He was a longtime, active member of The Kirkwood Democratic Club, The Binghamton State Hospital Credit Union (GHS) and the NYS Public Employees Federation (PEF.) He was a member of the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group and American Legion Post 1645. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the THOMAS J. SHEA FUNERAL HOME, INC. 137 Robinson St. Binghamton, NY. A Funeral Service will be held on April 4th at 9:15am at the funeral home and continue at 10am at St. Paul's Church in Binghamton where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Richard's memory to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal NY 13850 or Southern Tier Veterans Support Group, P.O. Box 1201, Vestal, NY 13851.
Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc.
137 Robinson Street
Binghamton, NY 13904-1544
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Apr. 1 to Apr. 3, 2014