John C. Parry,
86, of Governors Hill, passed away Saturday. John was 63 years married to Doris (Arnoys) Parry, with whom he raised 3 sons and 5 dogs. A job well-done. His family is very grateful for his gifts of love, skills, attitude and companionship.
Father of Charles S. Parry and his wife Marijean of Jaffrey, New Hampshire, Joel R. Parry and his wife Laura of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and Jesse H. Corvid and his wife Virginia of Seattle, Washington; and grandfather of Paul A. Parry and Elliot H. Parry.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, John was a devout Catholic. After serving in the U.S. Navy and earning a degree from Colgate, John's business career was in the temperature controls industry.
Much of John's free time was spent on his boat. Along with his family and dog, he sailed the waters of Lake Michigan and New England. A day on the boat with John typically included excitement, boredom, and beauty - whatever the weather. Active in Power Squadrons, John became a Senior Navigator and a Commander.
A Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 12 Noon in St. Joseph Church, 854 Providence Street, West Warwick. John's family will remain afterwards for conversations. His burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, gifts to Home & Hospice Care of RI would be appreciated.
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