Annette Parece, 92

Sep 25, 2018

Annette T. Parece (Doran) 92, passed on into eternal life Sept. 18 at Sippican Healthcare Center, with loving family at her side.

Daughter of the late Helen (Morrow) and Leo Doran, she was born in Boston, and raised in Medford, where she met and later married her high school sweetheart Robert Parece. They settled at Parkwood Beach, Wareham, where for many years, they raised their family.

Early in her career, she worked as a telephone operator both in Boston and Wareham. As a trendsetter, being one of the first women to hold the position, she had an accident free, lengthy career driving a school bus, initially for several local schools, and finishing in Florida. All the while being a homemaker and nurturing her family.

Her talents were many, however she excelled as a seamstress, cook and outstanding baker. She thoroughly enjoyed music, and sang in numerous choir groups throughout her life.

Charitable, to a fault, one of her main focuses in life was to help others, including family, friends and generally those in need. She volunteered her time to many local organizations.

Survivors include her daughter Michelle and husband Ron Jones, of Sandwich, son Paul and wife Susan, of Cotuit, son Mark and wife Mikki, of Onset, son Michael and wife Carol, of Sagamore Beach, and daughter Danielle and husband Jay, of Monument Beach, 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and special grandson Andrew Jones. She is also survived by her sister Joan Rosenthall of Lake Suzy, Florida and brother Joseph Doran and wife Agnes of Harwich and Punta Gorda, Florida. She was predeceased by her husband Robert A. (2011), son Leo A. (1953) and grandson Peter Neville Jones (1973). Additionally, her sisters Leona Correlle, Marilyn Hogan and Barbara Fagan. Also, her stepfather Dan McGrath.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA. 02532.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Fidelis Hospice” 25 Railroad Square, Haverhill, MA 01832.

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In conclusion, the family would like to extend their sincere gratitude for the extraordinary and compassionate care, received by our mother, from both the staff at Sippican Healthcare Center and Fidelis Hospice.