Mary Phyllis (Nasuti) Parlon, age 100, of Falmouth, MA, formerly of West Roxbury, MA died July 9, 2022. Loving wife of the late Charles M. Parlon. Loving and devoted mother and friend of Martin and Helen Parlon of East Wakefield, NH, Gerald and Dawn Parlon of Belmont, MA, Marie and Victor Barredo of Miami, FL, Kathleen and Paul Balavender of Canton, CT and Janice Parlon of Westwood, MA. Devoted daughter of the late Concetta (Luciani) Nasuti and Nicola Nasuti. She is also predeceased in death by her infant son, James F. Parlon and brother Charles D. Nasuti.
Mary is survived by 18 devoted grandchildren and 13 cherished great grandchildren:
Michelle Parlon and her children Franchesca, Patrick, and Kevin Heine
Martin Jr. and Heather Parlon and their sons Ryan and Sean
Luke and Katie Parlon and their sons Charlie, Eddie, and James
Jessica and Koury Hajjar
Nicole and Steve Swiecicki and their children Soleil and Bodhi
Jared Balavender and Helene Kristensen and their son Kai
Ethan and Angela Balavender and their daughters Carolina and Emerson
Mary treasured her extended family of many nieces, nephews, and friends. She died surrounded by her large loving family.
Born in Jamaica Plain, MA on July 19, 1922. Mary graduated from Roxbury Memorial High School, class of 1940 where she was President of the Student Body. She attended Burdett College and Boston Business School.
Mary worked as a secretary at Recordack/Eastman Kodak Company, but her favorite job was for the Boston Public Schools for 16 years. She enjoyed being surrounded by children in an educational setting. She managed multiple schools as an Executive Secretary and returned to the schools from retirement to train and assist her successors.
Mary proudly held many leadership roles in various community groups and religious organizations including the Association of Retired State, County and Municipal Employees, the Theresians of St. Theresa Parish of West Roxbury and the Knights of Columbus' 110 Club of West Roxbury.
Mary enjoyed volunteering at Falmouth Elementary Schools, JML Care Center in Falmouth and various Senior Centers in Massachusetts and Florida.
Mary and her husband, Charlie lived happily in West Roxbury for 35 years before retiring to Falmouth Massachusetts and Pompano, Florida. Music and dance were a cornerstone of Mary's life providing great joy which she imparted to her family.
Mary's strong positive character and faith enabled her to meet and adapt to the many challenges throughout her life. She had a unique ability to understand and relate to all. Mary was a constant source of encouragement and inspiration for each one of her family members and everyone she encountered.
She will truly be missed but we will follow in her directive to "Make life beautiful, one day at a time" and to "Remember to always make a negative a positive! It is truly good for your health!"
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St., WESTWOOD on Sunday July 17th from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday morning July 18th at 11 am in St. Margaret Mary Church, 845 High St. Westwood. Interment will be at the MA National Cemetery, Bourne on Tuesday July 19th at 1:30pm.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hospice Services of Massachusetts, 10 Riverside Dr., Lakeville, MA 02347, hospiceservicesofMA.com or Alzheimer's Disease Research at philanthropy.mayoclinic.org