A kind, mentoring, and compassionate man, Jim passed away on Dec 16, 2021 while comfortable at home in hospice care after a recurrence of cancer. Born in Beverly, MA in 1954 to Joe and Mary Ann Parisella, the family moved to Tucson and set roots and grew to include siblings JoAnn (Fred), Carol (Dave), and Joey (Wendy). After high school, Jim served in the Air Force with deployments in Germany. Upon return, he worked as a letter carrier in Phoenix for over 40 years.
Jim married Margy (née Chrisney) on Nov 11, 1989 and had sons Anthony and Martin. He enjoyed hosting for Cardinal’s games and Thanksgiving as well as many vacations including San Diego (Del Mar) and cruises. He lived his perfect life and will be missed by many.
Visitation to be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 5:00-7:00pm with a Vigil at 6:00pm at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 12:00pm with burial to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com