CLYDE - Carmella Mary (Pitzeruse) Parker, age 79, died at home Sunday (April 7th), after a brief illness.
Calling hours will be at Pusateri-Canolesio Funeral Home, 68 Sodus St., Clyde on Wednesday (April 10th) from 4 to 7 p.m. with Mass of Christian burial at St. John's Catholic Church on Thursday (April 11th) at 10 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wayne County Hospice.
Carm was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who always worried about what was best for the family and her friends. Her kindness, thoughtfulness and friendship will not be forgotten. She endeavored to help and assist whomever she could and was loved by everyone. She was an exceptional cook and her pie crusts were legendary, never to be copied. Everyone entering the house had to be fed and no visitor could leave without a meal and something to take with them. She knitted and crocheted beautiful blankets for many people and donated many to fund raisers. She always sent cards for illness or just good cheer and her penmanship was beautiful. She was an avid gardener and she loved to pick wild "black cap" berries on her farm. She worked at GE in Clyde until leaving to be full time mother and homemaker. After raising two boys she worked at Parker Hannifin in Clyde until her retirement in 1995 after 21 years. She then took on the task of spoiling her grandchildren, sons, beloved Husband "Chet" and her dearly loved cat, "Trigger." She was a communicant of St. John's Roman Catholic Church.
She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Chester; sons Reginald (Diane) of Phoenix, Ariz., Charles of Phelps; grandchildren, Katelyn Parker of Wilkes-Barre, Penn., and Kirt Parker of Phelps; brother Richard Pitzeruse (Arlene) of Macedon; sister Phyllis Barker (Jim) of Lyons; brother-in-law Carleton "Jack" Harris (Marie) of Macedon, many in laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by son Ronald; brother Raymond; sister Marie and parents Tony and Anna (Tanchak) Pitzeruse.
"Vichnaya Pamyat" - Eternal Memory.
Arrangements provided by Pusateri-Canolseio Funeral Home, Clyde N.Y. Visit www.pusaterifunerals.com.