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Mary J. Parou, 97, of New Castle passed away the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Mary was born Dec. 28, 1919, in New Castle. She was a daughter of the late Gibson W. and Mary J. Reiser Nickum.
Mrs. Parou was married to the late Alexander Parou Jr. He preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1984. They were married for 43 wonderful years.
Mary was of the Protestant faith.
She was a graduate of New Castle High School, class of 1937.
Mrs. Parou will be remembered by her family as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mary enjoyed knitting, sewing and painting. Her greatest joy was spending time cooking for her family and friends.
Mary is survived by two daughters, Roxanne J. (Joseph) Pandos of New Castle and Patricia L. Rainey of Santa Margarita, California; two sons, Alexander G. (Debra) Parou and Gerald N. Parou, both of New Castle; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Alexander, she was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters. Mary was the last member of her family.
Calling hours will be held 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Noga Funeral Home Inc.
A funeral service will be conducted at noon Monday following visitation at the funeral home. The Rev. Matthew Bupp will officiate.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Online obituary may be viewed by visiting nogafuneralhome.com.
Published on September 8, 2017
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