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Christine Parese


Christine Parese, age 65, of Wayne, passed Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Born in Paterson to Frank and the late Genevieve Parese, Christine was raised in West Paterson, graduating from Passaic Valley High School with the Class of 1969. A proud twirler for the Passaic Valley Hornets, Chris still had her twirler batons and high school varsity jacket emblazoned with crisscrossed batons. Christine graduated from Montclair State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Just out of high school Christine found work at the Singer-Kearfott Guidance & Navigation Corporation in West Paterson and was the lead Finance Specialist for many years before retirement. She always enjoyed her work and was especially proud of her assignments relating to NASA and the Space Shuttle Program.

Christine was fond of travel, visiting England, China and the Caribbean. However, her favorite destination was much closer to home at Seaside Heights and the Jersey Shore. As her dad once said, “She had salt water in her veins.” For many years Christine enjoyed a beachfront home in Seaside Heights and truly loved socializing with all the family and friends in that community and with those who visited. In fact, anyone who stayed overnight was required to attend a balcony view of the sunrise over the ocean, regardless of what time they went to bed.

Christine loved and kept in touch regularly with an extensive circle of friends drawn from high school, work, and North and South Jersey. She will be lovingly remembered for her fun-loving and extroverted personality, mischievous sense of humor, big laugh, and love of bling. She had beautiful taste in decorating and was meticulous to a fault. In both Wayne and Seaside, everything had its place and was chosen with care. Chris was also known for her holiday contributions. For years she was in charge of the stuffing at Thanksgiving, and could always be counted on for her delicious gourmet cornbread casserole and outrageous cranberry sauce.

Christine is the loving daughter of Frank Parese of Seaside Heights and the late Genevieve Parese; cherished wife of the late John McDiarmid (2007); loved sister of Robert Parese of Paterson. She will be sorely missed by her stepfamily Lisa Maguire of Stockholm, Lorelei Moskowitz of Pequannock and Cassie and Michael Maguire. She is also survived by many loving maternal cousins including Elaine Landau, Joe and Tom Scehovic, James Stewart, Nancy DeCandia, Jacqueline Beraitis, Marlene Grant, Karen Smith, Lauren Perkins and Gary Wright. She will be equally missed by paternal cousins Adele Buschmann, Rosemarie Occhipinti, Shirley Maietta, and Richard Nugnes. Christine also leaves behind many loving second cousins and dear friends.

Friends may visit with the family from 3-7 PM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne.

Funeral services will be held 8:15 AM on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from the funeral home then to Our Lady of Pompei RC Church, 70 Murray Avenue, Paterson where a 9:30 AM Funeral Mass will be offered.

Interment will be in Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Guest Book


Words cannot express the sorrow we feel. Rest In Peace, dear Friend. Love, Jerry and Chris

Christine (Yost) Pasquariello


Our Deepest Condolences. Many Memories we shared at Casa Rosa Restaurant. Rest In Peace. Rita, Phil, and Leo Avolio

The Avolio Family


Rest in peace Chris. We love you and will miss you deeply. Theresa and Felix Maietta

Felix and Theresa Maietta


Chris, John & my husband Ralph worked together for many years. We also had a fun social life away from work. They are missed very much Love to all Jean

Jean Chandless Pintagro


I worked at Kearfott with Chris until 1976, when I moved to California. Chris was the center of fun times for our group of friends from work, and outside of work. She has had a great impact on our lives and she will surely be missed by all. My condolences to her family, extended family, and friends. May she rest in peace.

Lew Abbey


Remembering the good times up in the mountains! You will be missed! Rest In Peace My Friend!

Pat Bolwell


I miss you so much already my dear friend, our everyday talks, how we planned our weeks, and just laughing together. You and your friendship meant the world to me. I will think of you every day and you will be in my heart always until we meet again. Love you Dupe??

Carol Gandolfo


Dear Chrissy, I am so sorry to see you left us. My birthday, Nov.4 th will always Bring you close and keep your memory alive as we celebrated our birthdays together with the Birthday Lunch Girls. RIP ??????

Joan Hand


Rest in peace Cuz. We love you and miss you, but there are many wonderful memories of our times together in Ohio, Paterson, and down the shore. You, Robert, and Uncle Frank are in our thoughts and prayers. Say hello to our departed family members. Carla, Paul, Alex a nd Daniel Gray

Carla Gray


Rest in Peace, Cuz. The write-up above isn't complete without remembering all the great Wildwood Weekends for 25+ years, and those delicious Father's Day BBQ's at your house. God Bless you, Christine!

Edmund Buschmann III


Sending all of our thoughts and prayers to Frank, Robert and family. Christine will be forever missed by us and we will always have the fondest memories of her. She will forever be in our hearts. LOVE Bob & Aliza

Aliza and Bob


God bless you, Chris. I will always remember your impression of Lily Tomlin's little girl in the rocking chair on the Nassau cruise so many years ago when we were young - it still makes me smile.

Wendy Brannigan

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