Obituary of Thomas L. Parry
Thomas L Parry, age 79, of Rome, passed away December 6, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
He was born February 14, 1940, in Rome, a son of the late Frank and Mary Console Parry. Tom was united in marriage to the former Patricia L. Page, on June 23, 1962, a loving marriage of 57 years. He received a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport in 1962. He completed two National Science Foundation grants at Hamilton College during the summers of 1965 & 66, and a certificate of Advance Studies at SUNY Oswego in 1972.
Tom was employed by the Rome City School District as a secondary math teacher at Strough Jr. High from 1962-71. He was an administrative assistant at RFA from 1971-74, and a RFA assistant principal from September 1974, retiring in 1995.
Tom most enjoyed spending time with his family, cherishing all gatherings, especially their time every summer at Cape Cod. He also enjoyed golfing and following local, college, and professional sports. He was a communicant of St. Paul’s Church, a member of Rome Administrators Association, SAANYS, and a life member of the Rome Elks Club.
Tom will be remembered for his beautiful smile, generosity, perpetual happiness, and kindness to all.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; a son and daughter in law, Thomas C. and Patricia Parry of Bethel, CT, a daughter and son in law, Lisanne and Jonathan Heininger of Fairport, NY; cherished grandchildren, Jonathan Thomas Parry, Brett Raymond Heininger, and Courtney Page Heininger; a brother and sister in law, Joseph and Delores Parry of Rome; two sisters, Virginia Capponi of Rome, and Amelia Iselo of Floyd; brothers in law, Donald (Rita) Page, and Richard (Mary Jo) Page; a special goddaughter, Tonya Page Richardson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant son, Michael Joseph; a sister, Loretta Wrafter; brothers, Louis, Anthony, and Frank; and sisters and brothers in law, Mary Parry, Marie Parry, Peter Iselo, Angelo Capponi, and John Wrafter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 12:30 PM at St. Paul’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family will receive friends and family at the conclusion of Mass.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Tom’s memory to the Rome Sports Hall of Fame, PO Box 774, Rome, New York 13442 or Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., Rome, New York 13440.
Please offer online condolences at: www.BarryFuneralHome.com.