Obituary: Lucy Parrella, longtime Milford resident

Lucy Parrella, long time Milford resident, passed away on October 2, 2014.

She was born at Rowley, Massachusetts on October 15, 1921, the daughter of William and Janie Belle (Savage) Grover.

She attended Rowley Grammar School, graduated from Salem Classical High School, and from the Malden Hospital School of Nursing. Following her education she joined the Army Nurse Corps as a First Lieutenant and served till then of World War II. In 1944 she married G.S. Parrella, M.D. They lived in Milford until his death in 1992 when she moved to Newburyport, Massachusetts to be near her family. She lived there until 2009, when she moved to Riverwoods Retirement Community in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Her survivors include a brother Donald Grover of Kensington, New Hampshire, a sister Ruth martin of New Ipswich, new Hampshire; two sons - John and David Parrella and his wife Brenda of West Hartford, Connecticut; a daughter, Licia Britten of Amesbury, Massachusetts; three grandchildren, Aly and Matt Kirk of Merrimac, Massachusetts, Rosanna and James Meindl of Memphis, Tennessee, and Daniel Parrella of San Francisco, California; and a cherished great-grandson, Jonah Kirk of Merrimac, Massachusetts.

There will be a Memorial Service at 2 PM on Wednesday October 15, 2014 at St. peter’s Church at 71 River Street in Milford, CT. A reception at a local restaurant will follow.