November 20, 1937 - June 2, 2018
Nicholas J. (Nicky) Parolisi, Dracut MA, passed away on June 2, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s, Brighton, MA. Nicky was the son of Filomena (Palermo) and Alphonse Parolisi. Despite health setbacks, Nicky had a zest for life and enjoyed every day. Nicky lived in Dracut, but was born, raised and spent many years living in Lawrence, MA and was a Lawrencian at heart. He looked forward to class reunions with the Lawrence High Class of 1955. Nicky worked for over 50 years as a Cement Finisher, for Locals 102 and 534 and worked on many buildings locally and in Boston. He loved his job, and his trade, and took great pride in his work. He also served in the US Navy aboard the USS Witek from 1956 through 1958. Nicky loved and collected antique cars and other antiques. He was a member of the Buick Club of America. He was also an American history buff, and enjoyed classic movies. He was an excellent cook, and loved animals. Nicky was the heart of his close-knit family, and was an outstanding husband, father and grandfather. He loved to attend family functions, and never missed a baseball game or other event. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Leslie, a son Nicholas J. Parolisi, Jr. and his wife Dena from Chicago, IL, and daughters Deborah and her husband Robert Roth, and Lori and her husband Terence McGravey, of Dracut, as well as by his grandson Robert Nicholas Roth. He is also survived by brothers Ronald and wife Nollie Parolisi of Haverhill, MA, Richard and wife Margaret Parolisi of Lawrence, MA and Russell and wife Sheryle Parolisi of Sorrento, FL, an aunt and several nieces and nephews, cousins and in-laws. He was pre-deceased by his sister Phyllis Curtis. Nicky was hard-working, smart, funny, kind, and was loved by all, and will be sorely missed. Family and friends will honor and celebrate Nicky’s life by gathering for his calling hours at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence Street in Methuen on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 4 – 8 PM. His Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 10 AM at Corpus Christi Parish, 35 Essex Street, Lawrence. Burial will follow at St. Mary/Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence. For directions or to send a condolence to Nicky’s family, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Parolisi family.
Nicholas J. (Nicky) Parolisi, Dracut MA, passed away on June 2, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s, Brighton, MA. Nicky was the son of Filomena (Palermo) and Alphonse Parolisi. Despite health setbacks, Nicky had a zest for life and enjoyed every... View Obituary & Service Information
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