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NAPLES, FLORIDA – Mr. James E. “Jim” Parisien, 78 of Naples, FL formerly of Danvers and Salem, Massachusetts and the beloved husband of Nancy (Cyr) Parisien, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Vitas Healthcare in Naples, Florida.
Born in Salem, Jim was the son of the late Emile E. and Lucy (Landry) Parisien. Raised and educated in Salem, Jim attended St. Mary's Elementary School and was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1963. He continued his education at Bentley University, receiving his bachelor’s degree in accounting. Growing up in Salem, Jim could be found playing baseball at Gallows Hill, that is where he met his future wife, Nancy Cyr. Jim and Nancy married in 1968 at St. James Church and together shared over 55 years of marriage, creating a beautiful family.
Mr. Parisien devoted his professional career to the financial industry and held many accounting positions over his career including working as a controller at Boston University and Business Manager of Salem School Department for over 10 years.
A passionate sports enthusiast, Jim coached Danvers Little League and Danvers Youth Soccer for many years. As a loyal Red Sox fan himself, he enjoyed bringing his youth teams to Fenway for games and into the Bo Sox club as a proud member. As a father, he loved watching his sons play all sports, especially hockey and never missed a game. Jim also stayed busy, working at Twin Rinks in Danvers as a score keeper and office manager. In addition to his hobbies, Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Salem and enjoyed spending his summers at Forest Glen Campground which he relished in the time he spent with family and friends. Jim was happiest when coaching, fishing, bowling, playing horseshoes or simply just being in the company of his family and dear friends’ but his favorite role was being Pepe. He loved his grandchildren with all his heart and will be deeply missed by all.
In addition to his wife, Nancy of Naples, Jim is survived by his sons, Jay Parisien and his wife, Lauren Smith Parisien of Salisbury, MA and Jon R. Parisien and his wife, Karen Corrado Parisien of Beverly; his grandchildren, Jon R. Parisien, Jessica L. Parisien, Jaclyn N. Parisien and James R. Parisien; his great-grandson, Kayden James; former daughter-in-law, Tracey Fortin-Parisien; sisters, Virginia Bennet and M. Susan Parisien; sister-in-law, Marsha Cyr Conway and her partner, Larry Baccari; nieces, Amy Parisien and Erin Conway; beloved nephew, Michael Conway and his wife, Tiffany, as well as many grand nieces, nephews and beloved life long friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to Jim’s funeral which will be held from O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) DANVERS on Friday, January 19th at 10:15 A.M. followed by his funeral Mass at Ste. Anne’s Parish, 292 Jefferson Ave., Salem at 11:30 A.M. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem to follow. Visiting hours on Thursday, January 18th from 4 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.