BROCTON - Linda Ann Parisio of Pullman Street, Brocton, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Rochester, N.Y., surrounded by her family and friends.
Linda was born on March 13, 1948, in Dunkirk, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Thelma (Bellando) Parisio and the late Milo Parisio, both of Brocton, N.Y. A Brocton resident all of her life, Linda attended Brocton Central School and then gra-duated with a teaching degree from SUNY Fredonia. She was also a member of St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church of Brocton, N.Y., where she served as Eucharistic minister and a volunteer. As a teacher at Westfield Academy and Central School, Linda touched and impacted the lives of the many children she taught. She was a first-grade teacher for 34 years. Her classroom was always decorated with many educational materials and crafts. Her love of teaching children how to read was demonstrated by the many books she personally made available to her students. Linda was sensitive and accommodating to all of her students. She was non-judgmental and gave each student the necessary attention required to learn. Linda was animated, intuitive and had the skill to create a studious atmosphere appropriate for her students.
Linda enjoyed shopping, working outside in her yard, and spending time with her family and friends. She loved to travel and her most recent journeys were spent with her niece and great-nephew Trevor, trav-eling to Italy, London, Paris, Switzerland and Germany.
Linda is survived by her niece, Julie (Tim) Freed, and two great-nephews: Trevor and Jordan Freed, all of Rochester, N.Y.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her sister Joan (Parisio) Suppo.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 10 a.m. from St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church of Brocton, N.Y., where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Walter. Interment will follow at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, N.Y.
Friends are invited to call at the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave., Brocton, N.Y., on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request memori-als in her memory be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.