Toupal, Teresa M.

November 10, 1954 - March 8, 2016

Teresa Marie Parelli Toupal

Beloved mother and sister passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on March 8, 2016 in McKinney, TX surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Dallas, Texas on November 10, 1954. Teresa was a kind and caring mother and sister who will be missed dearly.

She is preceded in death by her parents Alfred Parelli and Mary Parelli Bousek.

She is survived by her daughter Rachel Mary Toupal, Mother-in-law MaryAnn Toupal, siblings Joseph Parelli and wife Kathy, Elisa Ann Parelli, and Alfred Parelli, Jr and wife Gayle.  She is also survived by nephews Jonathan Parelli, Dominic Parelli, Richard Parelli and Aaron Parelli.

Teresa spent her entire life as a proud Texan in the Dallas metroplex.  She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1973.  She received an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and worked in various positions in the medical field throughout her career.

Teresa loved spending time with family and friends.  She had numerous interests but her most cherished was being a loving mother to Rachel.  She will live forever in our hearts.

Funeral Mass and Inurnment will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 600 S Jupiter Road, Richardson, TX  75081 on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Rachel has requested that donations be made in her mother’s honor directly to SPCA of Dallas.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252


12 replies on “Toupal, Teresa M.”

Julie Rice says:

Rachel and Lisa, With my sincere sympathy and cherishing the memories of your mother and sister.

Love you,

Trish McIntosh Ross says:

Teresa and I carpooled to TJ for several years and we’re good friends. The weeks Mrs. Parel like drove, Teresa was always running late. That was My sweet friend. She was a beautiful lady, always smiling. I wish we hadn’t lost contact. Her family is in my prayers. As my heart is so sad I rejoice knowing she is smiling in Heaven.

Jerry Crow says:

To all of the Parelli family, my deepest sympathy for your loving mother & sister. All of your family was always special to Joan & I. Lot of good times shared in Terrell & also at Bob & Lucys. May God comfort your hearts. R.I.P. Teresa.

Cara Wommack France says:

Lisa, I pray for strength and healing for you and all who loved your sister. She is gone too soon, but she lived with your love. You are in my thoughts. I know how it feels to lose a beloved sister, it is indescribable. May God watch over you and your loved ones and help you heal.

Gay Adams says:

May God bless you with your wonderful memories to fill your heart of sorrow. Teresa’s smile is implanted in my mind. No more pain and suffering in her worldly flesh. Thank you Lord for having mercy. May we all love each other a little stronger in honor of her.

Cyndi Shackelford says:

So shocked to hear of Teresa’s passing. It has been several years since I last spoke with Teresa, but have known and loved her for close to 30 years. We had some really great times together and I considered her a true friend. My prayers are with Rachel and all of her family. God bless you all.

karen ferris says:

I am so sorry for the loss of Teresa to your family and to her daughter. With all my heart, I pray for your hearts to find peace. karen

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Dianne Thomson Newsom says:

I loved Theresa Parelli!!! Loved her name and the precious and happy person that she was. I was one of her St Monica pals. I am truly sorry for Theresa’s family for your loss of a one of a kind person. She was an earth angel.
Xoxo. Dianne Thomson Newsom

Patricia Danesi Garmon says:

Loving cousin you will be missed and I cherish all our memories together. May Rachel find comfort that we can share a part of you with her through our times together. Prayers and love to everyone.

Janie Bugh says:

Lisa and Rachel. My thoughts and prayers are with you this week and for the next season as you adjust to the loss of your sister and mother. I know that she has suffered for a long time. I also know that her suffering has ended. She is in a much better place. And she will live on forever in your hearts.


Gery DiMarco says:

So sad to have discovered the news of Teresa’s passing. We were classmates and friends at St. Monica my only year there before moving on to Jesuit. She had crossed my mind many times over the years and I always pictured her beaming smile. Please accept my very belated condolences. I pray that calm and peace have found each of you who loved her.

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