The coronavirus crisis has nearly halted the local economy — including media advertising. That means local, independent news organizations such as ours must fight for our own survival while continuing to provide critical news and information as a public service during this unprecedented situation. If you believe local reporting is important and you're able to lend support during this pandemic, click here for info on making a tax-deductible donation.
Brian Boyd, Editor, Shore Publishing/Zip06.com
To make updates to your Zip06 account or requets changes to your newspaper delivery, please choose an option below.
If you have an account, please login! If you don't have an account, you can create one.
A Zip06 account will allow you to post to the online calendar, contribute to News From You, and interact with the Zip06 community. It's free to sign-up!Click here to get started!
We're happy you've decided to join the Zip06 community. Please fill out this short registration form to begin sharing content with your neighbors.
We can help! Enter the email address registered to your account below to have your password emailed to you.
Fill out the form below to email this story to a friend×
Valerie J. Parcells, 74, of Madison, died May 19 after a lengthy illness with complications from the COVID-19 virus. Valerie was born on Sept. 25, 1945, in New Haven to Edwin and Irene Johnson. She was the loving wife of 50 years to Alan Parcells.
She leaves behind son Christopher Parcells, daughter-in-law Amy, along with two loving grandchildren, Mason (13) and Hannah (4). She also leaves behind sister-in-law Colonel (Ret.) Phyllis Parcells of Palm Harbor, Florida.
Valerie was a graduate of Hamden High School in 1963 and attended Hartford School of Nursing. She had a 40-year career at Yale Medical School, where she worked as a research assistant in epidemiology, researching various global viruses. She dedicated a great deal of time researching the effects of radiation on cancer cells at the Department of Yale Radiology.
Prior to retirement, she spent time working at Yale University Pediatric Department, researching Lyme disease and chickenpox. Valerie and her husband along with their friends enjoyed traveling to multiple destinations in the Caribbean and Europe.
The family would like to give special thanks to the Madison House Memory Support for her care.
Burial services will be private. Swan Funeral Home in Madison will be in charge of all burial arrangements.
Get ready to celebrate the holidays with our helpful guide
The 2020 Member Directory and Town Guide for Branford, Guilford, North Branford, and Northford has arrived!