Michael J. Parrella

Michael J. Parrella, 70, of Waterbury passed away on May 19, 2016. He was the loving husband of Doreen (Gowdy) Parrella.

Michael was born in Bridgeport, CT on October 5, 1945; a son of the late Carmen and Genivieve (Bellizzi) Parrella. He was a Special Police Officer of the Danbury, CT Police Department and the Danbury Fair. Michael was also an Owner/Operator subcontractor truck driver for the USPS. Michael enjoyed antique car shows and he owned a few over the years. He enjoyed long drives, friends, watching TV and food.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Doreen of Waterbury and his sons, Michael Cascella of Stratford and James "Jym" Parrella of West Haven. In addition, Michael is survived by his sister, Raffaela Wirtig of Danbury. In addition to his parents, Michael was predeceased by a brother, Louis Parrella and a sister, Mary Howell.

The Rite of Burial will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM in St. Ann Melkite Catholic Church, 181 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury with Archimandrite Michael Skrocki officiating. Interment will take place at the direction of the family.

The family will receive friends at St. Ann Church on Saturday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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