Louise Parisi, 81, named in 1966 Outstanding Young Women of America for editing achievements

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Louise Parisi
Louise Parisi

Louise Parisi, of Wilmington and of Quakertown and Allentown, Pennsylvania, died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Wilmington, surrounded by family members. She was 81.

She was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of the late Louise Domion and George Horvath.

Her husband of 51 years, John, full of life and faith, preceded her in death. They were married in Mamaroneck, New York, in 1955.

She graduated Allentown High School in 1951 and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Beaver College, now Arcadia, in Glenside, Pennsylvania in 1955. She was listed in the 1966 edition of Outstanding Young Women of America for her achievements as editor of a neighborhood newspaper, was a representative to city council for the PTA and while living in Milford Township, Pennsylvania, was involved with other community activities and held various positions.

She was also active on the board of directors in her homeowners association in Wilmington for a number of years. She was employed by both Bethlehem Steel and Mobil Oil throughout her life.

Louise is survived by her children, John Matthew and wife Dianne, Mark Joseph and wife Kathleen and Ann-Marie Sweeney and husband Robert and grandchildren, Elizabeth and husband Matthew Dixon, Jared, Michael, Marisa, Ashlee and husband Anthony Laroe (and great-grandchild, Jack) Emily, Kristie and Mark J. II.

She was a member of St. Stephen of Hungary Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania, St. Isadore Catholic Church in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Castle Hayne and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wilmington.

A vigil service was held Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at Andrews Valley Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial and interment will be in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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