Anna Mae W. Parsons

Published Apr 17, 2017 at 4:00pm

Anna Mae W. Parsons, 108, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Bethany Gardens.

She was born on June 5, 1908 in Wales a daughter of the late James and Annie Parry Wright. Anna Mae moved to the United States when she was a child and settled in Rome. She graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1927.

Following high school and before becoming a loving wife and mother, she was employed at the Rome Women’s Club as their secretary. On April 30, 1934 in Utica, Anna Mae was united in marriage to John Parsons, a blessed union of almost 56 years until his passing which occurred on November 24, 1990. Anna Mae was a member of the First Baptist Church, Red Hook Home Bureau, and Rome Grange. She was also a 4H leader for almost 30 years and volunteered at the Rome Historical Society.

Anna Mae is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Brenda Reid of Rome, Lorna and Michael Wooldridge of Rome, Marialice and Richard Leonard of FL, Sally and Paul Andrae of TX; a son, John “Jack” Parsons and Mary Ann of Rome; sixteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; many great great grandchildren; step-grandchildren; step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Bowers, granddaughter, Linda Lee Parsons, two sons-in-law, Raymond Bowers and Bernard Reid, and a brother, James Wright.

Mrs. Parsons’ graveside service will be held for the family in Rome Cemetery. 

The family is being served by the Gulla Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 209 N. Washington St., Rome, (315-336-5700). 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rome Historical Society or a charity of one’s choice.

To add to Anna Mae’s online memorial or send a message of condolence, please visit: www.gullafuneral.com