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Cynthia Parsons
September 19, 2021


Cynthia (Gill) Parsons, 86, of New Bedford passed away peacefully on Sunday September 19, 2021. She was the wife of the late Arnold Parsons, with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.
Born on November 20, 1934, in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Annie (Kennedy) Gill. She was a 1952 graduate of Holy Family High School. Back in the day, Cindy enjoyed volunteering at St James Church Bingo and did the bookkeeping at St James School. She enjoyed the beach, gardening, and getting her hair done every Saturday. She loved spending time with her family, relatives and friends.
Cindy is survived by her son, Arnold J. Parsons and his partner Jaime Perry of New Bedford; her daughter, Cindy Oliveira and husband Dan of Dartmouth; her grandchildren, Matthieu, Lauren, Marlayna and Aisha; her sister Anna DiFiore; her brother, Joseph Gill; along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Mary J. Lopes, Patricia Fernandes, and John Gill.

Thank you to Alden Court and Beacon Hospice for your kindness and care of our mother.

Her visiting hours will be held on Wednesday September 22, 2021 from 4-7 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 10:30 AM in Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St. James Church New Bedford followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St. James Church, 233 County St. New Bedford, MA 02740. For online condolence book, please visit

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Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Homes
495 Park Street
New Bedford, MA 02740