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 Gertrude Margaret “Gert” <I>Strople</I> Parady

Gertrude Margaret “Gert” Strople Parady

Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 9 Nov 2012 (aged 77)
Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Burial Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
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Gertrude Margret (Strople) Parady
Born: October 6, 1935 in Gloucester, Massachusetts ; Died November 9, 2012 in Clearwater, Florida
Father: William Strople; Mother: Ellen (Maxwell) Strople. Gert was the fourth of five girls. Living sisters are Mary Strople of Rockport, MA, Ellen Nelson of Gloucester,Ma., Catherine Walch of Swampscot, Ma.,and Florence Pate of NH.
Gertrude attended St. Ann's School in Gloucester, MA, graduating as 1953's Class Valedictorian. She became a Medical Laboratory Technician at the Boston Medical Dispensary. Later, she attended St. Petersburg Jr. College and the University of South Florida in Tampa, earning a BA in American Studies.
October 2, 2012 Gertrude and her beloved James R. Parady celebrated 58 years of marriage. The couple and their family began their family in Rockport, MA, lived in Middle River, MD, Huntsville, AL, Clinton Township, MI and finally settled in Clearwater, FL in 1963.
Gertrude and James' 10 children are Nancy A. Hunter of Scottsdale, AZ; James R. Parady, Jr. (deceased); Jean E. Rau (husband Peter Rau) of Clearwater; William A. Parady (wife Salome Zikakis) Ft. Lauderdale; Mary Jo Weaver (husband Glenn Weaver) Seminole; Michael R. Parady (deceased); David G. Parady, Dunedin; Carolyn M. Osborne (husband Eric "Jim" Osborne) Lutz, FL; Christopher J. Parady (wife Michelle Parady) Tulsa, OK; and Eileen M. Allaster (husband Sean Allaster) of Tarpon Springs.
The couple's 20 Grandchildren: Nancy Hunter's three children Stephen Hunter US Air Force (wife Stephanie) Surprise, AZ; Christina Schanta of The Woodlands, TX; Sarah Hunter of Scottsdale, AZ; Jean and Pete Rau's four children Andrew Rau (wife Jane), St. Petersburg, FL; Cameron Rau US Air Force (wife Amanda), Alaska; Lisa Rau and Eric Rau of Clearwater; Bill and Salome's two sons John Parady, Gainesville, FL and Alexander Parady, Ft. Lauderdale; Mary Jo Weaver's son Randy Fox (wife Rockelle) US Coast Guard in California; David Parady's three children Amanda, Caitlin and Kyle Parady of Clearwater; Carolyn and Jim's three children James, Jennifer, and Madeline Osborne of Lutz, FL; Chris and Michelle's Brandan Parady, Tulsa, OK; and Eileen and Sean Allaster's three children Christopher, Joseph, and Ashley Allaster.
12 Great-Grandchildren include: Stephen and Stephanie's three children Scarlett, Violet, and Mason Hunter; Christina Schanta's daughters Sera and Julia; Cameron and Amanda Rau's children Benjamin and Kairi; Randy and Rockelle Fox's three children Ashton, Lila, and Sierra; Amanda Parady's daughter Celeste; and Caitlin Parady's son Noah.
Gertrude loved her family, friends, travel, music, and prayer. Primarily a wife, mother, and homemaker Gert loved playing the Violin in symphony orchestras. Among her favorites were the Cape Ann Symphony in Gloucester, MA, the Mount Clemons Symphony, Michigan, the Clearwater Symphony, later the Sun Coast Symphony, the St. Petersburg Symphony and, most recently, the Tampa Bay Symphony for 25 years.
Visitation will be held 5–8pm Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Moss Feaster Funeral Home on Belcher Road in Clearwater with a prayer service at 6:30pm led by Gertrude's favorite Msgr. Patrick Irwin. A celebration of life mass will be held for Gertrude 1pm Friday, November 16, St. Cecelia's Catholic Church, Clearwater followed by a graveside prayer at Calvary Catholic Cemetery US Highway 19 & 118th Avenue, Clearwater.

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  • Created by: Iriss Hill
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100646511
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gertrude Margaret “Gert” Strople Parady (19 Oct 1935–9 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100646511, citing Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Iriss Hill (contributor 46617720) .