portrait picture for Marthe (Mimi) Parisi

Services: All services are private. Donations: Donations in her memory may be made to: the American Lung Association (www.lungusa.org).

Marthe (Mimi) Parisi

January 25, 1934 - July 6, 2011

Marthe (Mimi) Parisi of Broken Arrow, OK, formerly of Norwalk, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 surrounded by her family.

Marthe was born in New York on January 25, 1934, daughter of the late Denise & Sergio Tatulli. She is survived by Charles, her loving husband of 59 years; her devoted daughter, Denny Sierau and her husband Johann of Broken Arrow, Ok; her 2 grandchildren; Michelle Sierau of Bridgeport and Nicholas Sierau of New Mexico.

She is also survived by her brother, Charles Tatulli and wife Carolyn of Norwalk; 3 nieces; Suzie and Gabby Parisi of Bridgeport, and Carla Nikolis and husband James of Fairfield; 2 nephews, Chris Tatulli and his wife Roberta of Trumbull and Steven Parisi of Bridgeport. Mimi had 3 great-nephews; Zachary, Trevor and Justin.

She worked for Xerox in Stamford for many years before retiring with Charles to Myrtle Beach, SC. They then moved to Oklahoma to be near their family.

Mimi was a fantastic cook, a creative gardener, and a very experienced first mate to her husband “Captain Charles” while on their boat “Overtime” enjoying days with many close friends. They were members of the Rex Yacht Club and South Norwalk Boat Club while residing in Norwalk.¬† Her greatest passion, of course, was to be at home with her family surrounded by love and laughter.

  1. Grandma, I hope that you know how much you are loved and how much you will be missed. Our lives are forever changed. Thank you so much for the great times. The memories that we share will be cherished and often remembered. Dance with the angels and enjoy your peace. You will be with me always. Lots of LOVE, HUGS, and KISSES XXOO Michelle

    September 28, 2011
    Michelle -
  • Charlie, sorry for your loss. It has been many years since we last spoke, but you and Marthe have always been in my thoughts. I still keep a picture of the cousins from your wedding day in my office. RIP Marthe. Love from the Muros.

    September 28, 2011
    Joe Muro -
  • Dear Charlie ,Denny and family, Our sincere sympathies for the loss of Martha. It’s been many years since we’ve seen each other but know that memories and family survive. God bless you all . Sincerely, Pattie, John and Kathie Muro (Aunt Tess and Uncle Pat)

    September 28, 2011
    Pattie and John Muro -
  • We love you Mimi, you’re one of God’s best creations! Thanks for the wonderful friendship and memories. Charlie, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers for the easing of all your pain. With love, Susan and Bill

    September 28, 2011
    Susan Street -
  • Charlie, Denny and family, We just received an email from Mimi’s dear friend, Susan Street, and we are so sad. Even though it was expected, it is still a shock. We loved Mimi so much, as we do you too Charlie, and we will cherish all the wonderful memories we have of our friendship with you and Mimi. We are glad that you have your wonderful daughter and her family to help you through these very difficult times. We will keep in touch and if you like, we will continue to email you from time to time. God Bless You, Love Norma and Carl

    September 28, 2011
    Carl and Norma Kirkpatrick -
  • I never met Mimi, and only met Charlie one time in South Carolina. However, my dear friends Kathy & Andy loved Mimi very much. they were SC friends and then stayed connected thru email. I was with K&A when they heard about Mimi’s passing. I witnessed first hand the tears in their eyes as they recalled the many stories surrounding their friendship with Mimi & Charlie. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sympathy to Charlie and to assure him that Mimi is at peace.

    September 28, 2011
    RoseMarie Ehrich -
  • Sincere Condolences to the Family of Marthe Parisi. Many years ago I met Marthe through my sister Theresa Lukach who worked @ the old Nash Engineering Company. She was charming, courteous and in my heart, thoughts and prayers many times these many years. May she rest in Peace.

    September 28, 2011
    Cecilia Cook -
  • Our sincere sympathy to Charlie and the rest of the family. We shared many a story about Italian heritage when we resided in Myrtle Beach and lots of laughs. She certainly will be remembered for her sense of humor as well as her Christmas letters. God bless her.

    September 28, 2011
    Vinnie & Elaine Ribaudo -
  • We are sadden to learn of Marthe’s passing. May she be at peace. May your cherished memories & your faith bring you comfort. Charlie & family, you are in our thoughts & prayers. Jack & Julia CADE

    September 28, 2011
    Julia & Jack Cade -
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