Leonor J. Parroco

Leonor Jover Parroco, age 80, of Piscataway, New Jersey, passed on to her heavenly home on November 14, 2021.  She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jerry Parroco; her sons Jeremy Parroco and Jesse Parroco (Catherine Parroco); grandchildren Christian, Andrew and Jacob; her siblings Myrna Jover Carpio, Herminia Jover Ballesta, Arnaldo Dela Cruz Jover and Adela Jover Casa; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces; and her best friends Eva Ledesma and Cynthia Camarista.

Leonor was born on April 26, 1941 in Iloilo City, Philippines. As a Central Philippine University graduate in Nursing, she participated in the U.S. Philippine Exchange Nursing Program working in various hospitals in the U.S.  When she returned to the Philippines, she taught nursing at Riverside Hospital, Bacolod City, Philippines.  She married Jerry Parroco in 1969.  She immigrated to the United States in the early 1970’s and worked as a registered nurse for 25 years.  Her nursing career involved mentoring countless new nurses and introducing them to the wonderful profession.  She was a trailblazer and created a path for numerous family members to start their lives in the New York City metro area.

Leonor was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and loyal friend.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and growing flowers in her garden.  She will be remembered for her outspoken personality and love for children.  She shared many fond memories with family and friends, including birthday celebrations and trips around the world.  As a large supporter of higher education, she sent many of her nieces and nephews to college to earn degrees.

A visitation will be held at Piscataway Funeral Home, on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM.  A service to celebrate her life will be held in the Funeral Home at 10:30 AM.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, NJ.

During this ongoing pandemic, the Parroco Family kindly asks that face masks must be worn while visiting, to be mindful of physical distancing to the best of your ability.  We thank you for your understanding and for taking these precautions during this difficult time.


“Be Joyful Always; Pray Continually; Give Thanks in All Circumstances”

1 Thessalonian 5:16