Yvonne Parmelee
Yvonne Parmelee

Obituary of Yvonne M. Parmelee

HAINES CITY - Yvonne Marie Parmelee, 91, of Haines City, Florida , loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother entered peacefully into eternal rest on March 1, 2012 in Winter Haven, Florida. She was born on March 12, 1920 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Oscar and Emma (Boulerice) Duprey where she resided until she moved to Florida in 1996. Yvonne was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church. In her earlier years she was a champion roller skater. She was a true artist, whether it was in her sketches that she drew or the baking and cake decorating she did, which she made for anyone and everyone who asked, or her playing the organ for family and friends, for she had a real love of music. She also loved crafts of any sort, from sewing, crocheting and painting ceramics for the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. After moving to Florida she took to growing pineapples, having nurtured a dozen bushes from which she harvested many delicious pineapples. Yvonne is survived by her loving husband, of 63 years, Richard Burton Parmelee; son, Richard A. Parmelee of Pensacola, Florida; son, Leslie A. Parmelee and his wife Barbara of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Justin Parmelee, Heather Parmelee-Granieri; great grandson, David Burton Parmelee; daughter, Kathleen A. Stark and her husband Daniel of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Aleksandra Stark-Laudate, M.D., Andrew Stark, Samuel Stark, Stephen Stark, Thomas Stark; great granddaughter, Samantha Madeleine Laudate; and a host of extended family and friends as well as her beloved cats, Muffin and Snoopy. A memorial service will be Tuesday March 13, 2012 at 11:00 am at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City.
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