R.C. Parigi

August 25, 1947 - September 14, 2021

Rosario Charles “R.C.” Parigi, 74 of Beaumont, died peacefully at his home Tuesday, September 14, 2021. He was born on August 25, 1947 to Sylvina “Luce” Maceo Parigi and Sam Calcedonia Parigi in Beaumont, Texas.

R.C. grew up in a loving, Italian family where life centered around faith, family and food.  He was one of 19 Maceo grandchildren and one of 42 Parigi grandchildren. As a young boy he spent Saturday evenings playing sandlot baseball and football with his Maceo cousins. Sundays after church were reserved for spaghetti, meatballs and fried chicken for lunch with his Parigi cousins. R.C. attended St. Anne Catholic Church and School where he was an altar server and was very proud to have received an Altar Server award. R.C. graduated from Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in the class of 1965. He briefly attended the University of Texas, and graduated with his B.B.A. in Accounting from Lamar University in 1970.   Before R.C. graduated from Lamar he enlisted in the Army Reserves, where he trained as a cook and took three weeks of airborne training, making thirteen jumps.  Although the majority of R.C.’s accounting career was in private practice, he also worked with Jason’s Deli and Giglio Distributing.

R.C. was an avid outdoorsman, a woodworking craftsman and a self appointed poet.  In his most recent years, R.C. journaled his colorful thoughts and family photos, texting them to those lucky enough to be amongst his contacts. Thank you, R.C. for blessing us early every morning. R.C. had a heart for others and his generous spirit ran deep, always willing to give his time and money to help those in need.  He took great pride in helping the students at St. Anne School and bought lunch for many who may have needed a little extra in their Cat Cafe lunch account.

R.C. was preceded in death by his mother and father; his sister, Concetta Geradine; his former wife and best friend, Sally Edge; and his Godparents, Theresa and J.C. Giglio.

He is survived by his brothers, Joe Parigi and his wife Peggy, Sam C. Parigi, Jr. and his wife Lisa, Gerard Parigi, and his wife, Cheri, and his sister, Connie Prewitt, and her husband, Milt.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Travis Parigi, Alison Parigi Edwards, Amy Luce Parigi, Lauri Parigi Welch, Cara Parigi Summers, Courtney Parigi Parent, Sam Gerard Parigi, Patrick Parigi, Douglas Prewitt, Lucy Prewitt Mullins, Nicholas Prewitt and eleven great nieces and great nephews that he dearly loved.  R.C. had an extra special bond with the Jenkins, Hannah, Gates, Roy Thomas and his heart, Mary Ellis.

The family would like to express their appreciation to R.C.’s cardiologist, Dr. Al Brady and his wife and R.C.’s cousin, Rosanne Tortorice Brady who cared for him with utmost professionalism and tender love and care.

A gathering of Mr. Parigi’s family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m., with his Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 20, 2021, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, with a reception following at St. Anne Parish Hall.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • September 19, 2021
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • September 19, 2021
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Anne Catholic Church
  • 2715, Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX, 77702,
  • September 20, 2021
  • 10:00 am


Magnolia Cemetery
  • 2291, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • September 20, 2021

Comments (23)

    Sam Chirafis says:

    Sending sympathy and prayers to all of the Parigi Family on the loss of R.C. I have such great memories of R.C. and all of his wonderful family. He will be missed by so many. Rest in peace my friend.

    Tony and Cathy Brocato says:

    Parigi family, we are sad to learn of R.C. ‘s death. You all are in our prayers.

    Marietta Kidd says:

    May God give the whole Parigi family strength to endure this loss, may God wrap his loving arms around yall and give yall the comfort yall need! Much Love from the Kidd family!

    Anita Savino Fournier says:

    Dear Parigi family members, I extend my deepest sympathy over the death of R.C. I LEFT Beaumont in the 1970’s but have kept up with former Beaumonters and my family there. R.C. was a man I have know for many years and he was one of the finest men. I remember him when he was just a little tyke. “No one really dies as long as there is someone who remembers”.

    Diana Olson Hunter says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of RC’s passing. Connie, Gerard, Sam and Joe and all the Parigi family my prayers are with you.

    Steve and Billee bush says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Parigi family. He was truly a wonderful man with a heart of gold. He will be deeply missed by all. God Bless RC.

    Linda McDill says:

    RC was a dear friend to me and my family for many years. What a brilliant mind and great sense of humor. So many stories…Rest in Peace, old friend.

    Vincent j Fertitta says:

    So sorry to hear of RC passing!! I considered him a friend!!! My prayers will be for his soul and for all his family members.
    I am in San Antonio at my son’s home. Very sorry I won’t be able to attend the wake or funeral.
    RIP my friend R C !!!!

    Minnie Lindsey says:

    Joe Connie Sammy Gerard my heartfelt sympathy go out to yoi and all your families for the loss of RC..He was a kind and caring man. He never met me without a smile and a fun greeting.May God welcome him with His loving arms .

    Faye Prejean says:

    My deepest condolences to the Parigi family. May God give you comfort and may his soul rest in peace Faye Prejean

    mike cacioppo says:

    R C did accounting work for my dad in his grocery store & for the family convenience store i operated with my younger brother. his expertise was always appreciated by my family.

    over the years i would see him and he was always warm & friendly.

    on behalf of my mom & i, condolences on your loss & prayers.

    mike cacioppo

    Walter and Mary Brocato says:

    Connie, Gerard, Sam and Joe and Parigi family, we are sorry to hear about R.C. ‘s passing. We will keep him in our thoughts and prayers.

    Travis Seymour says:

    So sorry about the learning of R.C. passing. Praying for the family and may he rest in peace. Till we meet again. Fellow classmates.

    Jim Brocato says:

    Connie, Gerard, Sam and Joe,
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sorry to learn about RC’s passing. May God bless and comfort each of you.


    Amy Briggs says:

    Joe, I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother. May your precious memories comfort you at this time.

    Diane Cannon says:

    Joe and Peggy, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your precious brother. May he RIP.

    Margaret Coco Mignery says:

    Dear Joe S, Sam, Gerard and Connie I am so sorry for the loss of sweet RC. I’ll always remember how his face lit up with smiles whenever I saw him. May your soul Rest In Peace dear cousin.

    Cheryl Portie Peed says:

    Elvan and my prayers go out to you Joe and Peggy and all the family as you go through this loss. We will be thinking about you this weekend and sorry we are not able to be there.

    Christine Juckett says:

    We had many philosophical conversations across our face to face desks. He was a truly sweet person and I am grateful to have known him.

    Lela Cascio Gilchriest says:

    Connie, Gerard, Sam and Joe, I’m so sorry to hear of R.C.’s passing. You and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Anita Savino Fournier says:

    I extend my deepest sympathy to R.C.s family. He was such a fine man, and an asset to the Beaumont Community.

    Diana Caldronia Scheier says:

    My sympathy to the Parigi Family. R.C. was one of a kind. Fond memories of him from our school years. May God grant you peace.

    Concetta Beck says:

    To Connie and all the brothers of RC. Charles forwarded me the newspaper article. Shocked by your sad news to say the very least. Please know Link joins me in sending you all our most heartfelt condolences. May he Rest In Peace.

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