Genevieve A. Parise passed away on Nov. 13, 2019, surrounded
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by her loving family. Gene was a native Staten Islander, born to John and Anna Dierauf on Sept. 11, 1928 and after the death of her mother at very young age she was raised by her father and beloved sister Anna. Gene graduated from Tottenville High School in 1946 with Secretarial Honors. Married in 1949, Gene was a devoted homemaker for many years. She later worked at U.S.P.H.S Hospital then continued at Bayley Seton Hospital. Gene found her position in the Gerontology Department fulfilling. She retired in 2003 and moved to Delaware.
Gene had a love of nature and inherited her mother’s green thumb witha passion for gardening and flowers. She enjoyed cooking, baking, bowling,crossword puzzles, the Yankees, and playing pinochle. Gene was a strong and thoughtful woman who offered wisdom to friends and family. She was a proud mother and loving grandmother, devoted to her grandchildren, playing an active role throughout
their lives. Her home cooked meals and family dinners will be forever treasured.
Gene was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Anna DeMartinis and brother in-law James; her younger brother and ex-husband Joseph H. Parise to whom she was married for 18 years. She is survived by her children, Joseph Parise (Christine), Robert Parise (Patricia), and Ann Marie De-Frietas; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to visit and celebrate Gene’s life on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. at
Harmon Funeral Home, 571 Forest Ave, 571 Forest Ave., Staten Island, NY 10310. Departing Harmon Funeral
Home on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. for interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Local arrangements by Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Director, Inc., Dover.