The family announces the passing of Margarita Parrott, 74, born in Maricao, Puerto Rico whose home was with her loving husband in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, George C. Parrott Sr.; daughter and son-in- law, Carmen and Robert Nelson; son and daughter-in-law, Lt. Col. George Desir and Anett Parrott; daughter-in-law, Robin Parrott; daughter and son-in-law, Rosemarie and Jeffrey Thompson; daughter, Amalie Parrott and her fiancé Edwin Rosado; devoted sister, Herminia van Beverhoudt; nephews, Arnold and Steven van Beverhoudt; uncle and aunt, Santiago and Candita Benvenuti; first cousins, Lucilla and Justo Rivera, eight grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Cathy Ellen Parrott and Elizabeth Grace Parrott, and her son, George C. Parrott, Jr.
A viewing will take place at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2003 at the John Thomas Chapel with services following at the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral at 9:00 a.m. The burial will take place after the church service in the Western Cemetery, No.3.
by Amalie Parrott
Margarita Monsanto Parrott, affectionately known as "Margo", was born in Maricao, Puerto Rico on September 28, 1928 to Juan Cancel and Asuncion Benvenuti. As a young woman of 12 years, she moved to St. Thomas with her mother and sister, Herminia, to live with her maternal aunt and beloved husband, Josefa and Desir Monsanto, "Titi and Toto".
Margo attended and graduated from Charlotte Amalie High School where she made so many close and long-lasting friendships from the Class of 1949. Margo was active in her class and voted as "Best Looking" along with her classmate, Earle Brady. Margo was very proud of her class and friends, and often reminisced of those memorable days to her children. One of her closest friends, Beryl Harthman, remained by Margo's side throughout her life and at her bedside holding her hand just days before she passed from this life into God's embrace. Beautiful memories and friendships remain from her Class of 1949.
It was "love at first sight" a little more than 53 years ago when Margo offered a handsome soldier his favorite snack, peanuts, at a welcoming party. Following their marriage on April 14, 1950, Margo and George traveled to the West Coast, Panama and Alaska before settling down in St. Thomas. Their special union brought forth loving and devoted children, Cathy Ellen, Carmen Maria, George Desir, George Cecil, Jr., Elizabeth Grace, Rosemarie and Amalie Margarita. Margo embraced Carmen's husband, Robert; Desi's wife, Anett; George Jr.'s wife Robin; Rosie's husband, Jeff, and Amalie's fiancé, Edwin, as her sons and daughters. She also embrassed their children, Kyle, Carly, Christopher, Michael, Tyler, Ashley, Jessica and Jeffrey, her pride and joy. Through her faith, strength and husband's love and dedication, she survived the untimely passing of her children Elizabeth Grace, Cathy Ellen, and George Jr. She also endured the death of her dearly loved Granny, Titi and Toto. Through her grief, she continued to share her undeniable love and unwavering support to her husband, family and friends. She still embraced life and all its beauty. She continues to do so in spirit.
Margo's love for her family and friends is never-ending and alive. Through her illness, she never lost her ability to show her love, and remember the faces and memories of the special people and events that comprised her life. Margo's hugs and kisses will always be felt on the gentle winds of peace that bring us to her brilliance, her beauty, her strength, her laughter, her love … her soul.
"But to see her was to love her, Love but her, and love her for ever." Robert Burns, (1759-1796) Scottish poet.