Francisco Parra

Francisco Ivan Parra, 54, of Elmsford, NY, passed away from a subarachnoid hemorrhage on September 27, 2023. Francisco was born on November 19, 1968, to Florentino Parra and Delia Corro in Pimientillo, Nayarit, Mexico. He often spoke fondly of his love for his home country and was proud of his heritage. In his early 20s, Francisco boldly decided to come to the United States, where he pursued his very own version of the American Dream. It was here he developed his love of the Yankees, baseball, and American music, such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Rod Stewart, George Harrison, Bananarama, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan.
Francisco was a longtime resident of New York, and he embraced the Empire State as his new home. It was here where Francisco often enjoyed sightseeing and eating at the state’s best Mexican cuisine restaurants. After living in the U.S. for a few years, Francisco started his landscaping business in Westchester County. He spent over 30 years working on lawn care for his devoted clients and developed life-long friendships with many of them.
Francisco went on to have two children, Cecilia “Cece” Parra and Ivan Parra. In addition to his children, he is also survived by his young granddaughter, Evelyn Moore. Francisco is also survived by his siblings, Gabriel Parra, Victor Parra, Paul Parra, Cecilia Parra, Aurora Parra, Jairo Parra, and Daisy Parra.
Francisco was a remarkable father and grandfather. He was a loving human with the biggest heart, allowing him to love others deeply with every fiber of his being. He enjoyed making others laugh and smile with his jovial personality. He will always be remembered lovingly in the hearts of his family, clients, and friends.
Services will be held at Nicholas Cognetta Funeral Home on October 4, 2023, from 4 – 8 PM. Francisco’s children invite all family, friends, and clients to come and say their last goodbyes to our beloved father.