Nancy Parisi Obituary, Death – With her devoted family by her side, Nancy Parisi, the late Joseph P. Parisi’s wife of nearly 50 years, passed away on Saturday morning at the Beverly Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Theresa (D’Antonio) Palmisano and was born in Gloucester on July 8, 1921. Nancy attended Gloucester Public Schools for her education. Before retirement, she worked as a stitcher for nearly 36 years at Mighty Mac Jackets after a brief stint at Seafood Kitchens (Seacrest). Nancy loved spending time with her family and friends, reading, playing cards, making phone calls, and watching baseball and football. Friday nights were a treat for her because of GHS Football. She was a beautiful wife and mother who didn’t pass judgment on others and savored every moment of happiness she could.

Her life’s philosophy was to “Go with the flow.” She belonged to the Mother of Grace Club, the Madonna del Rosario Society, and the Seafood Retirees. All who knew her will miss her terribly. She is survived by her children, Philip L. Parisi and his wife Carole of Rockport, and Grace Ann Trainor and her husband Michael of Wales, Maine. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Jonelle Beaton and her husband Patrick, Justin Parisi and his wife Gina, all of Rockport, Jeremy Trainor and his wife Shannon of Windham, ME, and Maren Trainor of Lewiston, ME.

She also leaves behind honorary grandsons, Craig Vadala of Peabody and Brent Vad She will be missed by close friends Laura, Mary, Jane, and all of her new friends at Sheedy Park. She was especially adored by her numerous nieces and nephews. Sisters Mary Serio, Santina Bertolino, and Sadie Palazola as well as brothers Frank, Tony, and Charles Palmisano preceded Nancy in death. Tuesday at 9:45 a.m., her funeral will leave the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester, and be followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Ann’s Church, Holy Family Parish. We kindly invite friends and family to join us.

The burial will take place in Gloucester’s Calvary Cemetery. The Greely Funeral Home will be open for visits today, Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m. You can make a donation in her honor at in place of flowers. Condolences can be expressed online at