MAMARONECK, N.Y. - Tod H. Parrot of Mamaroneck and Corona del Mar, Calif. died Dec. 18 at Greenwich Hospital in Conn. surrounded by family. He was 74.
He was born June 30, 1937 in New York City, baptized at St. Patrick's Cathedral and raised in Rockaway Beach in Queens, N.Y. As a child, he was a batboy for his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers and earned the nickname "The Little Toddler."
Parrot graduated from Brooklyn Prep and the College of the Holy Cross. Like the Dodgers, Parrot moved across the country to California, where he attended UCLA law school before serving at Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning in Georgia.
Parrot then answered an ad calling for trainees from Merrill Lynch and began a 40-year career in the financial services industry, taking him from Los Angeles to Denver, Colo. and finally returning him to New York.
A former member of the New York Stock Exchange, Parrot was the managing partner of Rockaway Partners in Rye and Newport Beach, Calif. In 1996, he founded the Bonfire Foundation with his family. An organization that provided education opportunities for students, it was named for Parrot's parents, Harold and Josephine.
He was also a member of the Westchester Country Club, the New York Athletic Club and Big Canyon Country Club. Parrot served as president of the Father's Club at The School of the Holy Child.
Parrot is survived by his wife of 44 years, Peggie, his daughters Heather (John) Diver of Farmington, Conn., Traci (Rob) DeConcini of Harrison, Kristen (Duke) Mulvoy of Harrison and Colleen (Joe) Ogilvie of Austin, Texas, his brothers Lynn, Peter and Brian and 12 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home in Mamaroneck. The funeral mass will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Augustine's Church in Larchmont, followed by a private interment.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bonfire Foundation, 45 Theodore Fremd Ave., Rye, NY 10580.
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