Michael J. Parulis, Sr., 76, of Port Monmouth, passed away Monday, July 6th. Michael was born in Pittston, Pa. on February 3, 1944, a son of the late Anna and George Parulis. He was raised in Pennsylvania, where he met his wife. After marrying, they lived in East Orange before settling in Port Monmouth in 1969, to raise their family. Michael worked for Jacobson Manufacturers in Kenilworth, as a tool and die maker. When he was not working, Mike spent time at the Middletown Elks Lodge 2179, where he was a longtime member and past Elk of the Year. He also belonged to the Goodfellows Social Club and the Garden State Rod and Gun Club. Mike was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed hunting with his boys and especially enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren.
Michael is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Beatrice Parulis and their four children; daughter Sharon Parulis and three sons and daughter-in-laws; Michael, Jr. and his wife Linda; William "Billy" and his wife Dena; along with Mark and his wife Alexis. Michael also leaves behind his brother Francis Parulis and 11 beloved grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a multitude of nieces, nephew, and family. Also, life long friends, the McInnes family, Jim, Barbara, Randy, Laura, Dennis and David.
Friends and relatives may pay their respects Thursday from 3-7 pm and again Friday from 9-10 am at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Catherine RC Church in Middletown at 10:30 am on Friday, July 10th. Burial and committal will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Handicapped Children's Fund at the Middletown BPO Elks #2179, for which he was an active advocate.
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