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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Harold Parker, 72, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. He resided on Church Street with his wife Georgiana (Bailey) Parker.

He was born June 1, 1931 in Hoosick Falls, the son of the late Daniel and Eunice (Baker) Parker. Harold was educated at schools in Hoosick Falls and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Harold was employed at Dodge Industries, Oak Industries and Allied Signal, all in Hoosick Falls. He retired in 1993.

Harold was a member of the Eagles Aerie #2467, American Legion Post #40, the Derby Club and St. Stanislaw Society, all in Hoosick Falls. He was a former member of the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad. Harold was a life member of the Hoosick Falls Fire Department for more than 50 years and served at many offices throughout the years. He attended the First Baptist Church in Hoosick Falls and was the groundskeeper at the church.

Survivors other than his wife Georgiana include three daughters, Carol Hanselman and her husband David, Wanda Houghton and her husband Bill, and Katie DiMaggio and her husband Ken, all of Hoosick Falls; two sons, Harold A. Parker and his fiancée Marissa of West Brookfield, Mass., and John Parker and his wife Tina of Hoosick Falls; two sisters, Dorothy Lackey of Hoosick Falls, and Ruth Tanner of Wildwood, Fla.; a brother, Daniel T. Parker of Johnsonville; also survived by 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Harold will be greatly missed by his family dog CJ. Harold is predeceased by a brother, Francis Downing, and a sister, Flora Hoffman.

Funeral services will be Friday at 10:15 a.m. from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 43 Main St. and 11 a.m. from the First Baptist Church on Main Street. Burial will be at a later date in Millertown Cemetery, Johnsonville.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hoosick Falls Fire Department through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2004
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