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Obituary - LOIS G. PARNESS


August 24, 2018

Lois G. Parness, age 75, of Clermont, passed away on Aug. 2, 2018, at Crane’s View Lodge Assisted Living in Clermont. A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, she was born on May 24, 1943, to the late William and Eleanor Meirowitz Gitlin. After receiving her nursing degree she worked as a registered nurse for many years. In May 1964, in Fall River, she married Bruce Parness, her husband of nearly 51 years when he passed away on May 15, 2015. Lois and her family relocated to Central Florida from South Windsor, Conn., in 1997.

She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie (Robert) Hitchings of Bridgewater, Mass., and two grandchildren, Evan and Brandon. Her son, Andrew, passed away in February 2017.

A graveside funeral service was held at Temple Israel Cemetery, Gotha, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. In memory of Lois Parness, the family requests contributions to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123-1718 or Alzheimer’s Association, 378 Center Pointe Circle, Suite 1280, Altamonte Springs 32701.

Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando FL 32810. 407-599-1180.


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