Donald J. Pariani, 94, Coast Guard Veteran
FRAMINGHAM — Donald J. Pariani, a longtime Framingham resident, died on Dec. 12, 2022, in Framingham after a short period of declining health. He was 94.
He was the beloved husband of 62 years of the late Marguerite R. (Bengiovanni) Pariani, who died in 2017, and the devoted father of Dawn Ann.
Born on Oct. 26, 1928, in Milford, Mr. Pariani was the second of three children of the late Macario and Josephine (DeRuvo) Pariani.
Mr. Pariani was educated in Framingham schools and graduated from Framingham High School in 1946. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Northeastern University in 1964.
From 1946 to 1949, Mr. Pariani served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He attended radio operator school in Groton, Conn., and served 10 months on a Coast Guard LORAN station on Iwo Jima. Among other postings, he served on Long Island, N.Y., where he once guided the Queen Mary into New York Harbor, and on the weather ship CGC Half Moon. He was discharged with the rank of radioman-second class.
Following his service, Mr. Pariani worked as a supervisor in the shipping and inspection department at Hodgman Rubber Company in Framingham.
In 1965, Mr. Pariani began a 24-year career at Chrysler’s New England Parts Depot in Natick, rising from traffic manager to warehouse manager.
After his retirement from Chrysler in 1989, Mr. Pariani and his wife were winter residents of Deerfield Beach, Fla., where they owned a second home. They also enjoyed many trips to Europe and California and spent summers in Dennis, Mass.
Mr. Pariani was a second-generation participant in the Framingham Heart Study. He was also an avid golfer and reader.
In addition to his daughter, Mr. Pariani leaves his sister, Marrijane Tredeau, and her husband, Harris, of Dennis, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brother, Frederick P. Pariani, who died in April 2022.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverly St. (Route 135), Framingham.
Burial will follow at St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Framingham.
A calling hour will be held prior to the Mass from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St. (corner of Union Ave.), Framingham
Donations may be made to Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury or the Framingham Heart Study.