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Thomas J. Parrish

September 2, 1948 ~ June 14, 2018 (age 69)

Dollar Bay

     Thomas J. Parrish, 69, a resident of Dollar Bay, passed away Thursday morning June 14, 2018, at UP-Health Portage following a short illness.

     He was born on September 2, 1948, in Manistique, MI, a son of the late Wesley and Eleanor (Fox) Parrish.  Tom was raised in Cooks, MI and had attended the Cooks, School.

     Mr. Parrish then went to the Detroit area with his father to work road construction.  He then moved to Escanaba where he began a career working for different subcontractors for AT&T installing underground lines.  In 1991, he moved to Dollar Bay where he worked until his retirement from Apper Construction.

     On July 30, 2009, he was united in marriage to the former Jeannie Paredes.

     Tom enjoyed working on his backhoe and using it for different jobs   like helping keep the neighborhood clean in the winter with it.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

    Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister Judy Demars and his brothers: Wesley, Earl, Mike and Bob.

     Surviving are:

          His wife: Jeannie Parrish of Dollar Bay

          His sons: Kyle Paredes of Houghton

                        Kevin (Kasey Willis) Paredes of Beaver Dam, WI

          His granddaughters; Aleijha and Maya

          His brothers and sisters:

                   Rick Parrish, Pat (Joe) Joseph, Vicky (Richard) Fox, Kathy (Blake) Smith, Prisilla (Paul) Brenner, Wanda (Dave) Rodgers, Mary (Don) LaVigne, Randy (Glenda) Parrish and Polly (Paul) Nedeau     

          Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

     A Prayer Service for Tom will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock, with Fr. John Martignon to officiate.  Friends may call on Saturday, June 30, 2018, from 1:00 PM until time of services at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock.

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     The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.

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