Norma Jean Parry
Norma Jean Parry, 92, of Tupper Lake, passed away at her home on Thursday morning, Nov. 28, 2019.
Norma was born on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1926 in Rome, New York, the daughter of the late Everson and the Lulu Thompson Clark.
Norma graduated from Rome Free Academy and later received her bachelor’s degree in education from SUNY Oswego in 1946. She married Clarence Parry on June 27, 1948 at the First Baptist Church in Rome, New York, with the Rev. David Boswell celebrating. Clarence predeceased her on Jan. 25, 2003.
She taught elementary school in Wallkill, Balmville, and Lowville. She retired from the L.P. Quinn Elementary School in 1992. She was a member of the Tupper Lake Baptist Chapel, where she was organist for many years. She was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader. She enjoyed learning and watching any sport her children and grandchildren played. She was a member of Tupper Lake Country Club, where she enjoyed golf and skiing at Big Tupper with family. She has been a volunteer at The Wild Center for 16 years.
She is survived by her children, Clark Parry Sr. and his wife Lucinda of Holiday, Florida, Pamela Terwilliger and her husband Ronald of Poughkeepsie, Jane Whitmore and her husband Donald of Tupper Lake, and Clarence Parry Jr. and his wife Linda of Littleton, Colorado; seven grandchildren, Clark Parry Jr. and wife Franca, Owen Terwilliger and wife Hannah, Jordan Parry, Marcus Parry, Nathan Parry, Matthew Whitmore, Jamin Whitmore; four great-grandchildren, Caelyn Parry, Gian Parry, Rachael Terwilliger, and Elodie Terwilliger; daughter-in-law Margaret Parry; sisters Doris Smith and her husband George, and Lois Salisbury; brother John Clark; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Clarence Parry; her parents; and her brother Richard Clark.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 at the Frary-Stuart Funeral Home in Tupper Lake. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 at the funeral home with the Rev. Rick Wilburn officiating.
Donations in Norma’s memory may be made to the Tupper Lake Baptist Chapel, 55 Lake St., Tupper Lake, NY 12986 or to a charity of your choice.
Condolences can be made online at www.fraryfuneralhomes.com.