Daniel Parisi

Obituary of Daniel Parisi

DOLGEVILLE - Daniel Parisi was born in Buffalo NY to Domenic and Philomena (Basile) Parisi, in 1938. He passed to the loving hands of God on Saturday evening, October 16, 2021, in Utica, New York. He was the beloved husband of Rose Marie (Antonucci) Parisi. He is predeceased by his older siblings: Anthony, Vito, Jane and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. He leaves his children: Daniel J. and Lucie (Elliott) Parisi, Timothy and Heidi (Jones) Parisi, Rebecca (Parisi) and Christopher Gushue, Sr. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren: Bethany (Parisi) and David Lavoie, Jr., Dominick Parisi, Rachel (Parisi) and Miller Tooley, Hannah (Parisi) and Jarrett Ingerham, Joshua Gushue, Andrew Parisi, Jacob Parisi and Christopher Gushue, Jr. He is also survived by his sisters, Angelina (Parisi) Romano and Marie (Parisi) Perrello; his in-laws, Louis and Nancy Antonucci, Angelina (Antonucci) and Daniel Perri and Marietta (Antonucci) Pileggi. Dan was loved by his many nieces and nephews. After graduating Burgard Vocational high school, he became a licensed aircraft mechanic by the Civil Aeronautics Authority. He attended Zion Bible Institute, graduating with a diploma in Bible and Theology, in 1959. He then proceeded to Pine Crest Bible School. During his attendance there he met the love of his life, Rose Marie, during missionary services. They got married and he continued his education at Barrington College, RI where he graduated with 2 degrees, BA of Elementary Education and Bible and Theology in, 1964. Dan and Rose Marie returned to Dolgeville after graduating accepting a teaching position in Dolgeville prior to accepting a position at West Canada Valley Central Schools where he taught for 28 years. He also accepted the Senior Pastor position at Little Falls Assembly of God Church, in 1964. Dan was ordained in 1968. He retired from Sr. Pastor, in 2003. Dan remained a faithful servant of God through his outreach ministries including 6 missionary trips to Mexico and serving as the NY District Central Section Secretary. Dan touched many lives and all who met him called him friend. He was always kind, you never heard him speaking negatively about others. He always had advice and guidance to share even if you were not willing to listen. Music was always an instrumental part of his life. Participating in choirs and Gospel bands. He was a self-taught musician playing drums, pianos and guitars. His favorite was the trumpet. He even sang a song “Because of You” to his bride during their marriage ceremony. The only time you heard Dan raise his voice was to praise God in song. He was devoted to his family performing and participating in the ceremonies of marriage for all his children and granddaughters. Rose Marie was never able to get Dan in the kitchen to cook but he was always there supporting each of his children and grandchildren in all their sports and activities. “We were in it together.” Instead of flowers, donations to First Assembly of God Church, Little Falls, NY would be much appreciated by the family. Thank you. Funeral services which will celebrate Daniel’s life will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 11:00 AM, at the First Assembly of God Church, in Little Falls and burial will follow at the Dolgeville Cemetery. The family will receive family and friends during calling hours which will be held at the church as well, on Friday, October 22nd from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Arrangements have been entrusted to Harry J. Enea, Jr., Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, Funeral Directors of the Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 West Monroe Street, in Little Falls, New York 13365. (315) 823-2424. Online notes of sympathy may be left at www.eneafamily.com on the Internet.
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Friday
22
October

Calling Hours

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, October 22, 2021
First Assembly of God Church
559 E. Jefferson St.
Little Falls, New York, United States
Saturday
23
October

Funeral Services

11:00 am
Saturday, October 23, 2021
First Assembly of God Church
559 E. Jefferson St.
Little Falls, New York, United States
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