Julia H. Parsons of Goshen, N.Y., dies at age 88


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Julia H. Parsons of Goshen, N.Y., entered into rest on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at her daughter's home in Bloomingburg, N.Y. She was 88.

Julia was born Dec. 12, 1930 in the Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of Cornelius Foley Doody and Dorothy (McCraney) Doody.

A family statement said: "Julie, mom, Hannah, Grammy, Gigi, Aunt Julie was a strong Irish woman who was outspoken, loving, and always had everyone's best interest at heart...she was the matriarch of a very large Irish Catholic family and devout to both her faith and family....to all who knew her always remember 'God is watching and I'm on the other shoulder,' an exact statement from her."

She is survived by her daughter, Robin Parsons Lewis and husband, Jeff Hurst; son, Dennis Lawrence Brigman and wife, Dee; daughter-in-law, Verna Brigman Baran and husband, George; grandchildren, Colleen Zyla, Cailin Brigman, Dennis V. Brigman, Justin Brigman, Ronald Brigman and Matthew Lewis; step grandsons, Nick, Trevor and Dylan Hurst; great grandchildren, Emma, Brendan and Kathryn Zyla and Ronald and Chloe Brigman; sisters, Patricia and Maryann; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Parsons; son, Ronald Brigman; and her siblings, William, Cornelius "Pat", Lonnie, Bernard, Dennis, Daniel, Michael, Catherine, Lenore, Theresa, and Dorothy.

Memorial visitation will be Monday, June 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church St., Goshen.

The funeral will be held 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at St. Columba Romah Catholic Church, 27 High St., Chester.

Burial will follow in Wallkill Cemetery, Middletown.



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