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Mr. Robert A. Pariseau, 80, of Hathorne, beloved husband of Jacqueline (Kline) Pariseau, died unexpectedly, Tuesday October 31, 2017 at Beverly Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Robert Sr. and Helen (Crowley) Pariseau. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1955. Robert continued his education attending Wentworth Institute and the Franklin Institute.
An honorably discharged veteran, Robert proudly served his country as a member of the United States National Guard.
Mr. Pariseau had been employed as the Plant Manager for the former Schraft Candy Company and later as Pre-Print Manager for the Salem Evening News for many years until the time of his retirement.
Active in civic and social circles, Mr. Pariseau was a steadfast pillar of the Town of Danvers. Bob was appointed and served on several Town of Danvers boards and committees including, the Recreation Committee, the Finance Committee, Chairman of the Balance Growth Steering Committee for Danvers State Hospital, Past Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals, Vice Chairman of the Danvers State Hospital Re-use Committee, Past President of the North Shore Community College Liaison Committee, Danvers March of Dimes Committee, and the Cable Television Committee. He was a Town Meeting Member and was a distinguished member of the Town of Danvers, Board of Selectman.
Mr. Pariseau was past President of the Danvers American Little League, he was a Boy Scout Troop Leader, a Little League Umpire and was responsible for Tournament Coverage of Officials. He was a past President of the Danvers Touchdown Club, Blue and White Club and was the Treasurer of the Polish Club of Danvers. He always considered helping others, even in death, he gave of himself as an organ donor.
Bob will be remembered for his commitment and service to his neighbors, residents and the Town of Danvers as a whole. For his devotion and dedication to his beloved community, Mr. Pariseau was honored to be the recipient of the Town of Danvers Citizen of the Year Award and the Baron Mayer Community Service Award. His legacy in the Town of Danvers is monumental. He set a great example of how to give back. He always had a smile on his face and was more than willing to help a Danversite in their time of need. He took great pride in making sure the Town of Danvers is and continues to be the warm, welcoming and loving community it has always been. He was dedicated to preserving the roots of the Town while always keeping Danvers on the forefront of preservation, advancement of public services and quality of life. He had a great impact on making Danvers the beloved town that it is today.
Above all else, family always came first. His love of his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was his greatest accomplishment. He will be greatly missed.

In addition to his loving wife Jacqueline, Robert is survived by his daughter, Maryellen Doucette of Boxford, his son Scott Pariseau and his wife, Donna of Groveland, four grandchildren, Tabatha, Brandon, Christopher and Wesley, two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Elinor Candy of Watertown, Ruth DiPalo of Beverly and Sandra Witkos of Connecticut and several nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Service will be held in the Peterson O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers, on Saturday November 4th at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery Salem. Visiting hours Friday, Nov. 3rd from 4 to 7 p.m. Expression of sympathy may be made in Bob’s memory to Danvers People to People Food Pantry, 12 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 or consider becoming an Organ Donor. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  November 2, 2017
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