William J. Parisi, 77, of North Haven and New Fairfield, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Friday, August 25, 2017.  He was the beloved husband of 55 years to Janet Zito Parisi.  William was born in Bronx, New York on April 14, 1940 and was the son of the late Vito and Anna Kuchinsky Parisi.   He attended PS 97 and Mount Saint Michael Academy both in Bronx, NY; was a graduate of the University of Dayton and Brooklyn Polytechnic.  William,a General Contractor was the President/Owner of the Rall Corporation for many years until his recent retirement.  He was a member of the Brooklyn Engineers Club.  He enjoyed food but most of all his family whom he loved unconditionally and was known as the “Keeper of the Family Tree” and always did it his way.  Father of William (Marybeth Fiondella) Parisi III, Mark (Geraldine Pesce) Parisi, Scott (John Walsh) Parisi, Dean and Glenn Parisi.  Grandfather of William IV, Elizabeth, Lauren, Olivia, Michael and Matthew.  Brother of Diane Cuomo, Rocco Parisi and the late Maryann Kelly and Marylou Pastore.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Thursday morning at 11:00.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 11:30.  Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. The visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Amity Charitable Trust, PO Box 8676, New Haven, CT  06531, ATTN: Parisi-Zito Family Funds.