1926 – 2014

NORWAY — Francois Joseph “Blackie” Parise, 88, of Byron St. in Rumford, passed
away on Friday, May 9, at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Rumford on Feb. 10, 1926, a son of Gustave and Josephine Parise. Blackie married his special love and companion of 49 years, Lorraine Richard, on
Jan. 7, 1950.

After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he was employed for 44 years with Boise Cascade in the Maintenance Dept., retiring in 1987.

Blackie was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior and served as a Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the American Legion Post #24, the VFW, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the LeParesseux Snowshoe Club, and the Webb River Sportsman Club. Blackie enjoyed fishing, tying flies, hunting, and volunteering at Rumford Community Home and Holy Savior Church.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the wonderful staff at the Maine Veteran’s Home for the wonderful care given to Blackie.

Surviving are his children, Charlene Miller and husband, Curt, of Eugene, Or., Louise Parise of Portland, Dennis Parise and wife, Young Suk, of Rumford, Nelson Parise and wife, Dana, of North Yarmouth, and Linda Parise of Portland; two sisters, Florence Pelletier of Rumford and Anita Fournier of Shapleigh; two brothers, Robert Parise and wife, Carol, of Rumford and Joe Parise and companion, Judy Richardson, of Andover. He was a special pepere to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a good friend Rendy
Heath of Rumford.

He was predeceased by his wife Lorraine; brothers, Gerard and Therence, and a sister, Juliet Tipton.

You are invited to share your, thoughts, condolences, and fond memories with the Parise family by visiting their guestbook at www.SGThibaultFuneralHome.com.

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