HUDSON, Fla. | Loretta J. Parry, 68, formerly of Granville and Fort Edward, passed away unexpectedly at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson, Florida on March 6, 2016.
She was born on Nov. 13, 1947, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Thomas and Nancy (DeLuisi) Campione.
Loretta was a “1965” graduate of Little Falls High School.
She was united in marriage to Richard O. Parry Jr. on June 4, 1966. He passed away on July 26, 1994. She later met her future fiancé, John Daluisio. They resided in Fort Edward before retiring and relocating to Hudson, Florida in 2001. John passed away in 2011.
Loretta was the cafeteria manager for the elementary school at Granville Central School system in Granville before retiring. She enjoyed making gingerbread houses each year where they would be raffled off for the school fundraising projects and she always made sure there were decorations hung for every holiday for the kids to enjoy. She especially enjoyed the time that she spent with the younger children at the school and she loved knowing she was helping and making a difference in the kids lives.
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She was an avid reader and a master gardener and baker. In keeping with her Italian heritage, she would always make large platters of Italian cookies for all the family weddings and other functions. Her family and friends always remarked on the beautiful flower gardens that she would care for each year both when living in New York and Florida.
Survivors include her son, Richard O. Parry, III and his wife, Susan, of Granville; her daughter, Jennifer L. Grabowski and her husband, Craig, of Cape Coral, Florida; her two step-sons, Gary and Frank Daluisio of Saratoga Springs,;her two grandchildren; two sisters, Joanna Lanphier of Little Falls and Patricia Wright and her husband, Craig, of Centerville, Maryland; two brothers, Anthony Campione and his companion, Kelly Archer, of Little Falls, Thomas Campione and his wife, Veronica, of Little Falls; one uncle, Sonny DeLuisi of Little Falls; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church Street, Granville, N.Y., with the Reverend Joseph E. Arockiasamy, pastor of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Community of Granville officiating.
Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be given in Loretta’s memory to the S.P.C.A. of Upstate New York, 588 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury, N.Y. 12804.