Ella Jay Parfitt of Scranton died Friday January 11, 2019 at the Geisinger C.M.C. She was the widow of David J. Parfitt Jr. who died on July 21, 2004.
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Born in Scranton she was the daughter of the late Harry O’Brien. and Ella T. Jay O’Brien. A graduate of Scranton Technical High School, Class of 1950, prior to retirement she was employed as an instructor for over 20 years with the Lackawanna Blind Association. Ella loved arts & crafts and was extremely talented. She was a member of the Myrtle St. United Methodist Church until its closing.
Surviving are son David J. Parfitt III and wife Kim, Scranton; daughter EllaJay Parfitt, Maryland; cousin Susanna Philips Powell, North Carolina; she was preceded in death by a son-in-law.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 am in the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave. Scranton. Friend and family may pay their respects Thursday morning from 10 am until time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G, Komen Foundation 125 N. Washington Ave. Scranton, PA 18503.