Donald  Parry

Obituary of Donald O. Parry

Donald O. Parry, 94, passed away peacefully Friday, September 24. Born in Granville, NY to his late parents, Owen and Sarah (Lewis) Parry. He graduated from Granville High School in 1945. He enlisted in the United States Navy at 17 and served during World War II. After his service he attended Bryant College receiving his Bachelor's degree in Accounting. 

Donald worked for General Electric in Schenectady for 36 years as a Federal Tax Accountant until he retired in 1987. 

Don married Carmel Peters from Fort Edward in 1958 at St. Joseph’s Church. They were happily married for 63 years.  

Throughout his life, Donald stayed active. He was proud of his home and took pride in his yard and garden. He loved his home in Scotia, surrounded by the best neighbors and friends. 

He loved summering at his camp on Lake St. Catherine in Wells, Vermont with his family. After retiring, he experienced a once in a lifetime journey traveling across the U.S. by train, it was one of his fondest memories. You could often find Donald tinkering around his home or camp or doing crossword puzzles.

Donald didn’t like to spend money on himself, but was very generous to his family and numerous charities. He volunteered for several years for the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Joseph’s Church in Scotia. 

His family meant everything to him. He is survived by his loving wife, Carmel Parry; son, Michael (Christine) Parry of Gloversville; grandchildren, Marie Parry of St. Albans, VT and David (Hannah) Parry of Boston, MA; great-granddaughter, Ava Murphy; and several nieces and nephews. Donald is predeceased by his sisters, Mavis Dudla and Grace Ross. 

Calling hours will be held at the Glenville Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 28th from 5:30-7:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Church in Scotia will begin at 9 AM on Wednesday, September 29th. Military honors and burial will follow at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, PO BOX 1000 Dept.142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Online condolences may be made to

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Calling Hours

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
St. Joseph's Church
231 2nd Street
Scotia, New York, United States
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