In loving memory of

Constance Parke
November 26, 1930 - April 4, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK - CONSTANCE (VITALE) PARKE, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at home. She was 90.

Born in North Bergen, NJ, she was a long time resident of East Brunswick for over 62 years.

Constance was a communicant of St. Bartholomew R.C. Church, East Brunswick.

She was predeceased by her husband, William, in 2003, and her brother, Thomas Vitale, and sister, Sara Morella.

Surviving are two sons, John Parke and his wife, Patricia, of East Brunswick, and William Parke and his wife, Michelle, of Monroe Township; daughter, Patrice Herring, of East Brunswick; sister, Jacqueline Scalzo of Port St. Lucie, FL; six grandchildren, Kaitlin Parke, John Parke and his wife, Lauren, Grant W. Herring and his wife, Angela, Averi Daniele and her husband, Phil, Conner Parke and Cara Parke, and two great grandchildren, Rylie Parke & William Daniele.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 8:45 AM, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 9:30 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bartholomew R.C. Church, East Brunswick. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick, NJ.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. For directions, please see the "Services" page. To leave a message of condolence, please see the "Tributes" page.

Tributes

Janet Deisley wrote on Apr 9, 2021:

"Patrice, I am so sorry to hear of your mom?s passing. God bless her & keep her. May she Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Janet Deisley"

Lissa Bensco Navarro wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"Dear John, Patty, Billy and family, I am thinking of you today and remembering when we all were young. I can still see your Mom in the kitchen smiling and laughing while cooking up some pasta and beans. I am remembering the fun and the love between our families. How lucky she was to have you three as her children . I am sorry for your loss. May warm memories comfort you. With sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you all, love, Lissa Bensco Navarro"

Lisa Barnes wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"Thinking of you all today. Your mom was one of the sweetest and I am honored to have been part of her life journey.....from heading to Bayville to see her sisters and her father....to English town bright and early on a Saturday.....to coming to your home after working at Woolco to the best homemade soups, ziti, and all other delicious foods she made.....still carrying around a few pounds of her lovin'.....to our long evening chats while she fed us.....the woman was such a night owl and it takes one to know one.....to watching her gracefully loving her Mr. Parke and the three of you and the families and grew and allowed her to be such a big part of......and she always opened up her heart and home to the strays .....like me and the others.....you know who you are.....and we were the lucky ones! I always felt a bit of guilt when leaving her because she wanted us all to stay with her as she loved the time with us......now she is the one who got to leave .....to be in heaven with her family that left prior to her....and I am so proud of Patrice for being the best daughter a mother could ever have and Mrs. Parke told me so many times! Know your mom is at peace and see her in every rainbow, rose, and your children's and grandchildren's smile. Love you all. Lisa Yusko Barnes"

Lisa Barnes wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"Thinking of you all today. Your mom was one of the sweetest and I am honored to have been part of her life journey.....from heading to Bayville to see her sisters and her father....to English town bright and early on a Saturday.....to coming to your home after working at Woolco to the best homemade soups, ziti, and all other delicious foods she made.....still carrying around a few pounds of her lovin'.....to our long evening chats while she fed us.....the woman was such a night owl and it takes one to know one.....to watching her gracefully loving her Mr. Parke and the three of you and the families and grew and allowed her to be such a big part of......and she always opened up her heart and home to the strays .....like me and the others.....you know who you are.....and we were the lucky ones! I always felt a bit of guilt when leaving her because she wanted us all to stay with her as she loved the time with us......now she is the one who got to leave .....to be in heaven with her family that left prior to her....and I am so proud of Patrice for being the best daughter a mother could ever have and Mrs. Parke told me so many times! Know your mom is at peace and see her in every rainbow, rose, and your children's and grandchildren's smile. Love you all. Lisa Yusko Barnes"

Maryann Sisco wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"Dear Patty, John, Bill & Family Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you travel this difficult journey . Know that Mom & Dad are together again. All our love always, Maryann, Cooper,,Taylor, & Drew, Gary, Donna & Linda?"

Michael George wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"Patrice, My thoughts and prayers are with you always. God bless your mom"

Michael George wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"Patrice, My thoughts and prayers are with you always. God bless your mom"

Averi Daniele wrote on Apr 6, 2021:

"Mama , you have been a guiding light in my life that will never burn out . Your love is warm , and your presence will always be remembered . I still feel your presence and always will . You are now in heaven with Pop , and now you can watch over us like you always have . I love you mama , you were an amazing mother to my mother and uncles and an outstanding grandmother . Most importantly you are the best great grandmother. You have always had a way about you . You?ve always made everyday special , you?ve made every smile, and you would do anything for any of us . As I continue in life , I will carry on where you left off . After the years of lighting candles for our family , we now will light candles for you . Mama you are one of the strongest women I have ever known. I?m grateful for every moment we shared , I?m grateful for all the laughs we had. I know that I have another angel up in heaven watching over us. You?re beautiful spirit lives with us always . I love you "