We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Divine Mercy Funeral Home
Edward Joseph Paragi, 75, of New Haven sadly left us on July 30, 2022, surrounded by family following a battle with cancer. He was preceded in passing by his parents, Joseph Paragi and Elizabeth (Heller) Paragi. He is survived by his wife of 52 years (their anniversary is August 23rd) Karen Rose (Miller) Paragi, three children, Brian Joseph Paragi, Mark Edward Paragi and Molly Marie (Paragi) Giddens, siblings, Robert Paragi, Kathleen Paragi, Joanne Paragi, and Thomas Paragi, as well as six grandchildren and two step grandchildren.
Edward came into the world in Utica, NY, on July 1, 1947, and spent his formative years in Walesville, NY. He followed in his father’s footsteps to study at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne and earned his Electrical Engineering BS in 1969. As a student Edward met Karen over Thanksgiving weekend in 1967. Immediately after finishing at Tech, he married Karen on August 23, 1969.
Through his professional career he worked for Magnavox, Bailey Meter, Hughes, and Raytheon, and he also served in the US Army from 1971 to 1974. During his enlistment he was stationed in Ft. Monmouth, NJ, working with electronics as well as serving with the Honor Guard.
Edward had a wide range of interests that included photography, amateur radio, studying history and politics, woodworking, and recreational shooting. He was a member of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church New Haven, IN. Additionally, he was a member of American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the National Rifle Association. Edward enjoyed woodworking and amateur radio (WB9RMA). He also enjoyed the company of friends and family as well as meeting strangers and finding shared pursuits.
Funeral Mass will be 2pm,Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church New Haven IN, 943 Powers St. with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held at 4-8pm, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne with a Rosary Service at 3:30pm. Burial will be in Saint John Catholic Cemetery, New Haven.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paragi Family Engineering Scholarship at Indiana Tech or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Haven.