Richard O. Parry, III

Granville, New York – Richard “MEGA” O. Parry III, 55, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, May 19, 2023, with his wife by his side.

He was born on July 4, 1967, in Little Falls, New York, the son of Richard O. Parry Jr. and Loretta J. (Campione) Parry.

Richard and his wife Susan Martelle were united in marriage on Oct. 12, 2008, after spending many years together.

He was formerly employed by Skyline Corporation in Fair Haven, Vermont, Telescope Casual Furniture in Granville and was an insurance agent for Aflac Insurance Company in Glens Falls.

Richard had many interests throughout his life. He enjoyed playing softball in the local league, bowling, fishing and watching the New York Giants and the New York Yankees. He also was a talented woodworker and carpenter.

Being born on Independence Day, Rich spent many years planning and shopping for and putting on his own annual fireworks displays for family and friends to enjoy and was always a fan of watching local fireworks displays with his wife as well.

Rich grew up playing the drums from a young age through high school, played in school and marching band as well as several other bands through the years. He and his wife also enjoyed listening to different types of music together. But most of all, he became an avid golfer at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club in Poultney, Vermont.

He was predeceased by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife Susan (Martelle) Parry of Granville; his sister Jennifer L. Parry and her companion Jason Sidusky of Argyle, New York; his sisters-in-law and their spouses; his aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and many good friends. He also leaves behind his two beloved K9s, Bailey and Evan.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 27, at 2 p.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville with the Rev. Robert Powhida officiating.

Calling hours took place from noon to 2 p.m. before the service.

A reception to continue the celebration of Richard’s life was held at Patio Essentials at Telescope Casual Furniture, 82 Church St., Granville, immediately following the service at the funeral home.

The family requests that in Richard’s memory donations may be made to the SPCA of Upstate New York, 588 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury, NY 12804; the Granville Rescue Squad, PO Box 153, Granville, NY 12832; or to an animal shelter of one’s choice.

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