Published 5:59 pm Thursday, July 30, 2020
Queenie Parchue of Niagara Falls, New York, passed away on July 16, 2020. She was born in LaGrange, on Oct. 1, 1922, to Frank and Willie May (McCord) McDaniel. Mrs. Parchue loved the Lord and became a founder of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church on Calumet Avenue in Niagara Falls at a reasonably young age.
Queenie enjoyed cooking and most of all gardening.
She felt that gardening was a way to get closer to God and nature. As a result she helped create the Niagara Falls Beautification program and began beautifying the city of Niagara Falls with help from family and friends,
In 1971, she graduated and obtained her degree in accounting from the University of Buffalo, and worked as an accountant for H & R Block. Mrs. Parchue also worked as manager at Unity Park apartment complex in Niagara Falls. Mrs. Parchue taught in the Niagara Falls School District and worked as a teacher at Niagara University. She was inducted into the Delta Sigma Theta sorority and joined the L.I.N.K.S. She always had nice words to say about everybody and a pleasant greeting. Mrs. Queenie was the wife to Peter F. “Peetro” Parchue, Sr. for 63 years, until his passing. Peter Parchue Jr. preceded her in passing. She is survived by three sons, Daniel C. Smith of New York City, Dr. Regis Parchue of Niagara Falls, New York, Dr. John (Andrea) Parchue of South Lake, Texas. Four daughters, Marion (late Aaron) Grant, Rn. Linda Benson both of Niagara Falls, New York, Lydia Parchue of Atlanta, Georgia, Mary (Carl) Godwin of Romulus, New York, and 11 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.