Libra “Dolly” Parry, 81

Libra “Dolly” Parry, passed away on July 23, 2008 at the Haven Health Center of Claremont, shortly after her 81st birthday.

She was born on July 1, 1927 in Becket, Mass., the daughter of Italian immigrants, Edward and Ida (Betti) Frulla.  Libra grew up in Pawlet, Vt,m starting her education in a two-room schoolhouse that prepared her to graduate with the Granville High School Class of ‘44.  Three years later, Libra graduated with a BS in Home Economics from Plattsburgh State Teachers College.  When she returned for a Master of Science in Education and graduated in 1964, the college was SUNY College at Plattsburgh.  Libra taught junior high home economics for several years in the Granville Central School System.

After living in the Granville area most of her life, Libra moved to Claremont in 1995 where she made new friends, volunteered and joined community organizations.

She was pre-deceased by her husband of 43 years, Arthur Parry; brothers, Roy, Everett, Maurice, Libro, Floro and Rino and sister, Libra Ida died before her.

The surviving family includes her daughter, Susan Parry of Claremont; a special friend, Joan Davies of Claremont; her brother, Robert Frulla of Virginia/Florida; a sister, Mary Dirga of Granville, N.Y.; sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was a longtime member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #122 in Granville, N.Y.

Many people in the medical profession have touched her life in the last few years.  We are fortunate to have Valley Regional Hospital, Dr. Brenton and his staff at Valley Family Physicians and Haven Health Care in our community.   Forever a teacher, Libra enjoyed meeting the students, graduates and nursing instructors from River Valley Community College.

Friends were invited to call at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Wednesday evening, July 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 2 at 11 a.m. at the Granville Baptist Church in Granville, N.Y., with Rev. James Peterson, pastor, officiating.  Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Church to reminisce about Dolly’s life in Granville. 

The Sylvan Star-Skenesborough Chapter #122 Order of the Eastern Star will present the Eastern Star Service at 10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral.

Interment will follow in Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Granville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.  More importantly, take time to do something fun with your family and friends in her memory.

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