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Allen L. Panarese

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January 18, 1956 ~ December 28, 2023 (age 67)


Of Everett.  Died on December 28, 2023 after a courageous battle with mesothelioma. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol (Parisi) Panarese for 40 years as well as their two sons, Jonathan and his wife Victoria Panarese, and Gregory and his wife Katherine Panarese. He was the adored grandfather to his 5 grandchildren – Landon, Collin, Finley, Harrison, and Wilder. Allen is also an expectant grandfather to a new granddaughter in March of 2024.

He was the son of Alexander and the late Lee Panarese, brother to Valerie Fulchini and her husband Gerard, Renee Palmer and her husband Leonard, Louis Panarese and his wife Claudia, Joy Zackular and her husband Jay, and Lynne Correale and her husband Ronald. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

As a lifelong resident of Everett, Allen dedicated himself to the people of Everett in many capacities. Allen was a graduate of Everett High School, class of 1974. He worked as a Respiratory Therapist at the Cambridge Health Alliance, Everett campus for 44 years. He dedicated his time to serving others and worked on the front lines during the COVID pandemic. Allen was also a retired Millwright, member of Local 1121 Millwrights Union for over 20 years. He helped build the Everett power plant, known as the Mystic Generating Station, installing turbines, motors and fans.

Allen dedicated 20 years of service as a School Committee Member, serving on numerous city commissions, such as the Everett School Building Commission, building the new schools for the future of Everett.  In addition, he served on the Everett Recreation Commission for 8 years, overseeing finances and other administrative activities and programs for both the Samuel Gentile Recreational Center and the Edward G. Connolly Center. Allen was also always active in the community for the youth of the city. He coached the Everett Eagles Pop Warner Football, Everett Youth Baseball & Cal Ripken leagues for many years.

Allen was a dear friend and respected by many in his life. His passions remained in the outdoors, where he greatly enjoyed fishing and skiing with his sons and grandchildren. He fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning a home in New Hampshire, creating countless memories with his family.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, January 5th, 2024 from 4pm-8pm at the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett. A funeral mass will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett on Saturday, January 6th, 2024 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


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