WILMINGTON, MA — Joseph J. Parrella Jr., “Joe”, age 66, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2019.
Joe was born in Boston, MA on August 15, 1952; he was the dear son of the late Joseph and Sophie Parrella. Joe was raised and educated in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1970.
Joe was an “outdoorsman” who enjoyed going hunting and camping with his family and friends. He was also an avid boater who loved to go sailing and worked towards getting his Captain’s license which he earned many years ago.
Joe worked hard; he was a talented carpenter and the founder of United Construction Company in Wilmington. Joe also was very active in Wilmington’s permanent Building Committee for many years and was instrumental in the building of the new Wilmington High School.
Joe will be remembered as a “quiet guy” who loved his family, his friends and his town; he will forever be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Joe was the beloved husband of Sharon Kelley-Parrella (Mahoney), devoted father of Linda Ducharme & her husband Bob of Wilmington, Joseph Parrella & his wife Jess of Westford, Matthew Parrella & his wife Jess of Sandown, NH, Robert Baronowski of Derry, NH and Lyndsey & Michael Rice of Sterling. Loving “Pa” of Rob, Michael, Kylie, Joseph, Jake, Avery and Tyler. Cherished son of the late Joseph and Sophie (Golebiewski) Parrella, dear brother of Cindie McCue and Sandy Cosman both of Wilmington. Joe is also survived by his nieces, nephews and friends.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, June 8th for Visiting Hours from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, immediately followed by a Celebration of Life at 12:00 noon.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the American Stroke Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Ave., Ste. 214, Mission, KS 66202.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)
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