Faribault, MN— J.P. Parisé, a hockey legend and beloved figure in Shattuck-St. Mary’s school community, died from a year-long battle with lung cancer on January 7, 2015. He is survived by his spouse Donna and sons Jordan ’01 and Zach ’02.
J.P. joined the Shattuck-St. Mary’s hockey program in 1996 as its director. During his 12 year tenure at the School, he played a pivotal role in establishing Shattuck-St. Mary’s as a nationally and internationally recognized hockey program. He brought not only his abilities as a coach but a warm and engaging personality to all who knew him.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s Director of Hockey Tom Ward offered these thoughts about his friend and mentor. “J.P. Parisé was a great leader and mentor to many involved in the Shattuck- St. Mary’s hockey program and community. His leadership set the direction for where we are today. His place in the history of Minnesota hockey as a player and coach and administrator, has few peers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Donna, Jordan, Zach and their families and friends. He will be missed.”
Hockey aside,Yesterday the world lost a great role model,husband,father,and grandparent. JP will forever be missed but never forgotten! #RIP— chris porter (@32porterhouse) January 8, 2015
Not many people seemingly have all the right things to say, but JP Parise was one of them. He was infinitely wise as he was kind. I will…— Kyle Okposo (@bookerT2116) January 8, 2015
miss his wise cracks and his advice. To someone who had such a huge impact on me as a person, au revoir. May you rest in peace. #JPParise— Kyle Okposo (@bookerT2116) January 8, 2015
Rest in peace Mr. Parise. I couldn’t thank you enough for taking a risk on me and giving me the chance to play at @shattuckstmarys.— Jimmy Mullin (@Mullinss) January 8, 2015