Barbara June Parrella
RUMFORD -- Barbara June Parrella, 85, died on December 18, 2011 at the Rumford Community Home where she was a resident.
Barbara was born on March 9, 1926 in Rumford, the daughter of Chandler Adley and Ethel Cawley, both deceased. She grew up in Rumford and Deer Isle, Canada. She graduated from Stephens High School in 1945 as a member of the National Honor Society. Barbara is best known for her job as the Rumford mill’s telephone operator, a position she held for over 20 years.
In 1947, she married Ted Parrella in St. Athanasius Church and they made their home in Rumford. Upon retirement, Ted and Barbara moved to Naples and then Sun City Center, FL. After Ted’s death, Barbara returned to her home town. She was a communicant of St. Athanasius and St. John’s Church, and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella.
Barbara is survived by her son, Anthony John Parrella and his wife, Susan of Portland; her grandchildren, Nicholas Parrella of Portland, and Allison Parrella Verdier of Henderson, Nevada; Allison’s husband, Alexandre Verdier, and their children, Barbara’s great-grandchildren, Julian and Noemie Verdier; her sister-in-law, Gloria Huber and husband, Tom and their children, Pat, Chris, and Mary and their families; her favorite niece, Judy Collette and husband, Victor and their daughter, Katie; nephews, Gregory and Bradford Adley, Brad’s wife Sue and their children, David, Elizabeth, and Jonathan, and Greg’s daughter, Celina; other nephews and nieces: Linda Mozden and husband Stan and their family, Doug Parrella and his wife, Kathy, Francis Gotto and his wife, Lily and their family, Ted Gotto and his wife, Priscilla and their family, Suzanne Waterhouse and her family, Penny Gotto and her family (Penny is the widow of John Gotto, Barbara’s nephew), Pauline Gotto and her family (Pauline is the widow of Bobbie Gotto, Barbara’s nephew), and the family of (now deceased) Ella Waddington, her niece; her half brothers and sisters and their families: Elaine Trufant, Tom Adley and Eleanor Adley.
She is predeceased by her husband, Ted and their son, John; her brothers, Garfield and Stanwood Adley; her sister, Gloria McLaughlin; her sister-in-law, Lorraine Adley; and her half-brother, James Adley.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4–5:30 pm at S.G. Thibault Funeral Home, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford, with visitation by the Daughters of Isabella at 4:30 p.m. Memorial sevices will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Shalom House, c/o Jill Silander, 106 Gilman St., Portland, ME 04102.