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Updated: 04/18/2014 08:00:01AM

Douglas Carl Parrella

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Douglas Carl Parrella, 77, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Arcadia, Fla.

He was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Rumford, Maine.

Douglas was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and was employed by the CIA until his retirement in 1986. He and his wife Catherine Bowman Parrella resided in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Md.; and Tavernier, Fla., in the Florida Keys; prior to moving to Arcadia in 2002.

He is survived by his loving wife, Catherine B. Parrella of Arcadia; sister, Linda Parrella (Stanley) Mozden of Saco, Maine; nephew, Michael J. (Carolyn) Mozden of Silver Springs, Md.; nieces, Kim M. (Todd) Chewning of Lebanon, N.H., and Nichole M. (Warren) Dungee of Baltimore; six great-nieces and great-nephews, James, Patrick, Jun, Lena, Jackson and Gabriel; and aunt, Gloria P. (Tom) Huber of Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lena Sassi Parrella and Nicholas C. Parrella.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 919 N. Arcadia Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes.

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