James Parello, Sr.

Visitation at Funeral Home

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday, July 9, 2018
Higgins Home For Funerals
752 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Hillside Cemetery
1401 Woodland Avenue
Scotch Plains, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of James Parello, Sr.

James A Parello AKA Pop (Jan 24,1917 – July 3, 2018). Pre-deceased by his wife Louise Rose Ianniello. Survived by his children Kenneth J Parello Fremont CA, and James A Parello Jr, Hamilton NJ. Pop had 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 3 Great Great  grandchildren.

Pop started his career as a machinist in 1937, and then worked in City Of Plainfield in the sign division until retirement in 1979. He served in the Conservation Corp from 1935-1936.

He was a member of the Italian American Fox Club,

He loved competing in amateur boxing, playing golf, playing cards, traveling and cooking Italian food.

Pop coached girls’ softball team in Warren N.J. that played in the state championship in 1952, he then went on to coach both of his son’s little league teams from 1953-1959.

After Pop retired he purchased a motorhome and traveled around the United States.

He lived a long and healthy life, by eating sausage and peppers and drinking wine.

Most of all, Pop was loved by many, and he’ll be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Eleventh Hour Rescue, 861 Route 10 East, Randolph NJ 07869,Eleventh Hour online donation link phone number 973-664-0865 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St Jude Memphis TN 38105, phone number 1-800-822-6344  St. Jude's online link

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