Peggy Parell

Obituary of Peggy Parell

Margaret “Peggy” “Gee” Parell, 87, of Levittown died peacefully on Saturday February 13, 2021. Born and raised in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania she met the love of her life and her future husband at a dance while he was attending Lock Haven State Teachers College. Together from that point on, they became engaged shortly after his graduation in 1950 and married in 1952. They returned to his hometown of Bristol, PA and eventually became part of that first group of home buyers in the new development called Levittown. They were so proud of being the last original residents on their street having resided there 68 years. Peggy was a retiree of the Educational Testing Service in Princeton where she was employed from the late 1960’s until her retirement in 1989. Thereafter her life centered around her family, especially her grandchildren that she adored and spoiled. She loved family gatherings and the Christmas holidays were her favorite time to shine with food and gifts. When her great-grandchildren arrived, she once again had a new spark of love in her eyes and a new generation to spoil. When not doting on her family she loved to shop and escape to the Atlantic City casinos with her best friend Theresa. Together like sisters, they were always up for mischief and laughs. Daughter of the late Wollie and Florence Shearer, wife of the late Joseph C. Parell, Jr., sister of the late Nettie Dullen, Bill Shearer, Jim Shearer, Lea Dullen, Dort Powell and Jack Shearer; she is survived by her daughter Kimberly Reilly and her husband Jim, her son, Joseph C. Parell, III and his wife Donna, her cherished grandchildren, Jason Reilly and his wife Jennifer, Shannon Krieg and her husband Mark, Jamie Penning and her husband Steven and Joseph C. Parell, IV and his wife Lauren. Also surviving are her beloved great-grandchildren, Michaela Spooner, Ava and Charleigh Reilly and her first great-grandson Chase Penning. Funeral services for Peggy will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 12 Noon at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Visitation for family and friends will also be on Saturday from 10 AM until time of services at the funeral home. Due to gathering mandates, masks must be worn and social distancing and building capacity restrictions will be enforced. Private family committal services will be held on Monday February 22, 2021 in the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA. Memorial contributions to honor Peggy may be made to either the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nationalmssociety.org, the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or to the donor’s choice.
Saturday
20
February

Visitation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors
650 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
Visitation
Saturday
20
February

Funeral Services

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors
650 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
609-396-8168
Funeral Service