Obituaries 04-19-2023

Joseph Parziale

Longtime Suffolk Downs Security Guard

Joseph “Joe” Parziale of East Boston died on April 11.

Joe was born and raised in East Boston and was a Vietnam Era US Marine Corps veteran. He worked for many years as a security guard at Suffolk Downs Racetrack where he could also watch the races, which he loved.  He also enjoyed trips to Foxwoods Casino to play cards.

The beloved son of the late John and Mary (Barone) Parziale, he was the brother of the late  Sabino “Sonny” Parziale, Anthony “Pal” Parziale, John Parziale, Carmela “Millie” Matthews, Virginia “Jeannie” Giorgi and Frances “Frannie” Campo and dear brother-in-law of June Parziale. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their children.

Family and friends will honor Joe’s life from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 in the Magrath Funeral Home, 336 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston with a Prayer Service and Military Honors at 12:45 p.m. Joe will be laid to rest privately at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Please leave messages of condolence for his family on his Tribute Page at

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