Ann Pariselli

Ann Marie Pariselli (Meunier)

January 25, 1942 - February 4, 2020
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Ann Marie Pariselli, 78 of Norton, MA (formerly a long-time resident of Pittsfield) died Tuesday, February 4, 2020 with family by her side.

Born in Pittsfield on January 25, 1942, the daughter of Roland and Claire Bradley Meunier, she was a 1959 graduate of St. Joseph Central High School, a 1962 graduate of St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing. Continuing her education, she graduated in 1964 from Syracuse University and Lemoyne College.

Mrs. Pariselli enjoyed a long and varied nursing career beginning at St. Luke’s Hospital in Pittsfield. Her work then took her to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, and then to Rome (N.Y.) Developmental Center. She returned to Pittsfield to work at Berkshire Medical Center and then for Dr. Vicki Smith and Dr. Brian Dempsey. She also volunteered with the Berkshire Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Mrs. Pariselli was a communicant of St. Mark Church. She was a member of the American Nurses Association and St. Luke’s Alumni Association. She had been a member of the former Sons of Italy ITAM Lodge 564, and was a volunteer at the Pittsfield Girls Club.

She lived an active life of knitting, dancing, cooking, gardening, and jokes. She was a caring pediatric nurse with great sense of humor, who believed that laughter is the best medicine.

Her husband, Americo A. “Count” Pariselli, whom she married August 11, 1974 in Verona, New York, died October 30, 1993.

Mrs. Pariselli is survived by three daughters, Christina M. Leftwich (Kerry) of Gobles, Mich., Angela M. Santos (Jason) of Norton, Mass., and Teresa M. Rigdon (Jason) of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; her stepchildren, Paulette Halliday of Athens, Ohio and Ann Marie (Jeff) Bartholomew of Walkersville, Maryland; four sisters, Margaret McMahon of Richmond, Mary Lou Burdick of Cheshire, Ellen Meunier of Pittsfield, and Catherine Grady of Dalton; four brothers, Peter Meunier of Hinsdale, James Meunier of Mechanicsville, Virginia, John Meunier of Liverpool, N.Y., and Mark Meunier of Dalton; eight grandchildren, eleven step grandchildren, and eleven step great grandchildren; and many beloved sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was pre-deceased by a daughter, Angela Meunier who died in 1969, a sister Claire Brown who died in 2019, a brother Paul Meunier who died in 2003, and a step-son Anthony Pariselli who died in 2006.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Memorial Mass for Ann Meunier Pariselli will be celebrated Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Mark Church in Pittsfield by her nephew, Rev. Christopher J. Waitekus. There are no calling hours. A private burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lee. The omission of flowers is requested; however, those who desire may make memorial contributions to the March of Dimes or Berkshire County Kids Place both in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.
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    February 21, 2020 | 11:00am
    February 21, 2020 11:00am
    St. Mark Church
    West Street
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Summer Street
    LEE, MA
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Bill Brown

Posted at 09:48am
Condolences to Pete and family
Bill Brown, Dalton

Bill Glendon

Posted at 08:07pm
Cindy and I are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could convey our thoughts and wishes to you in person but we are in Florida. Please know that we are saying prayers and thinking of you. I do have good memories from when I was a young boy of going to your house on Christmas at night. It was such a happy time celebrating with your family.

Bill Glendon


Posted at 07:28am
Please accept my condolences to all of Ann's family. I so enjoyed working with her on the Pediatric Unit at BMC. She made me feel like I belonged working there and had such confidence in me that I didn't have in myself. She was so good with her patients. We had a good time but we always had our work completed at the end of our shift. Hang on to the beautiful memories of a beautiful person to help you through these difficult times. I'm sure she is up in heaven playing that dollar trick on every new person she meets. Rest in peace my friend. Fly high with the angels.

barbara Kochapski

Posted at 03:03am
Since I had a child that frequently visited BMC’s pediatric unit, I came to know Ann well. I was always relieved when I knew she was there. Not only was she smart but she was so warm and living and kind. I am so sorry. This is a very painful loss for your whole family. I am in California so I am unable to attend her mass. I will be mkeeping the whole family clise in my heart this week. Blessings, Barb Kochapski

Rainbow Hornyak

Posted at 04:37pm
Sincere condolences to all that loved Ann. I know she was surrounded by love from all who knew her. She was a wonderful kind lady. I am thankful that our paths crossed. I recall a nice welcoming visit, I had with Ann at her Berkshire Town Apartment. She was surprised when her cat came right over to me and rubbed up against me. Ann & I have stayed in touch on Face Book. I so enjoyed seeing the frequent changes of her profile photo with such great humor. Yes, I agree...laughter is the best medicine! RIP Ann

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