Peter McParland

Peter J. McParland

Jan 6, 1935 - Jul 16, 2020
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Peter J. McParland, of New Fairfield, CT, passed away peacefully at
home on July 16, 2020 with his family by his side
Peter was born on January 6, 1935 in Manhattan, to the late Peter and
Cathrine (Langan) McParland. He attended St. Luke’s School, where he
met his future wife, and graduated from Morris High School in 1953. In
1956, Peter married the love of his life, Eileen Tolan at St. Luke’s
Church in the Bronx.
A few years later, they moved to Visitation Parish where they raised
their four children and owned the neighborhood candy store. Peter
worked as a photo engraver at The New York Times. They enjoyed four
decades of being snowbirds in Orlando, Florida and formed a wonderful
group of friends.
Peter and Eileen moved from the Bronx to New Fairfield, CT to be
closer to their family. Peter was an active parishioner of St.
Edward’s the Confessor Church in New Fairfield, where he was a
Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and
the Williamsburg Golf Association.
Peter enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and a nice piece of dessert. He
took great pride in his grandchildren and attended all their sporting
events and activities. He was thoughtful, generous, and had a great
sense of humor. Peter loved life and spending his time with family and
Peter is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Eileen, and leaves
behind his beloved children Peter (Margaret) McParland, Maureen (Jim)
Stewart, Tootsie (John) Kelly, and Michael (Gloria) McParland. He will
be missed greatly by his grandchildren Christine and Eileen Stewart,
Lauren (Patrick) Sexton, and Jack Kelly, and his great-granddaughter,
Maggie Sexton.
He was predeceased by his daughter Eileen, and siblings, Eileen
Banghart, Catherine Barrett, and his brother Harry.
Visitation will be held on Sunday July 19th, 2020 at Beecher Funeral
Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY from 1pm-5pm. Gathering size,
within our funeral home will be based on the most current NYS
occupancy requirements. Masks are required. Please visit to send the family condolences. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on July 20th, 2020 at 11am at St.
Edward’s the Confessor Church, New Fairfield, CT. Interment will
follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter’s memory can be made to Stephen
Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten
Island, NY 10306.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday July 19, 2020 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday July 19, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Beecher Funeral Home
    1 Putnam Avenue
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Gathering size, within our funeral home will be based on the most current NYS occupancy requirements. Masks are required, and social distancing is to be observed as best as possible.
  • Service

    Monday July 20, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday July 20, 2020 11:00am
    St. Edward's 'The Confessor' Church
    21 Brush Hill Rd.
    new fairfield, CT 06812
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    10 West Stevens Ave.
    HAWTHORNE, NY 10532
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


Donations are being accepted for: STEPHEN SILLER TUNNEL TO TOWERS FOUNDATION.


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Glenn Leahey

Posted at 08:54pm
So sorry to hear about Pete Sr.'s passing. Pete was a quiet stalwart in our Kingsbridge, Bronx neighborhood for decades...and often extended himself to others....almost with a sixth sense. My condoences to Mrs. McPArland and to all of their "kids". Godspeed.
The Leahey family.


Posted at 05:27pm
I remember Mr. McParland very fondly. Both he and his wife were good to me. I had an opportunity many years ago to travel to Florida with them to visit their son Peter. I send my condolences to all. May he rest in peace.
Martha & the Georgeo family

Eileen Post

Posted at 08:10am
Dear Aunt Eileen and the McParland family, Uncle Petey will be missed. I remember all the fun times we had throughout the years when we were all together. He was kind and had a great sense of humor, he was truly one of a kind. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Always Eileen and Rob.

Posted at 10:35pm
So sorry to hear of Mr. McParland passing. We have many treasured memories from the old neighborhood. Our condolences to all the family. Fondly the Carney’s

Mary Anne Murphy

Posted at 03:03pm
Condolences to the McFarland family from the Murphy family. Your Dad was a wonderful neighbor!

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