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Thelma E. Parker

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Thelma E. Parker Obituary
Bellows Falls, VT - Thelma E. Parker, 94, formerly of Hinsdale, NH, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. She has been lovingly cared for at her granddaughter, Karlene Desmond's home in Bellows Falls, Vt for the past year by her daughter Mary and granddaughter Karlene.

Thelma was born in Winchendon, MA on November 29, 1922 the daughter of Earle and Lizzie (Thompson) Stratton. She earned a nursing degree, she worked various factory jobs, and after retiring to Florida she also worked in a restaurant. She was a member of the Baptist Church and a regular blood donor.

Thelma enjoyed doing crafts such as woodworking and plastic canvas. She was a very determined person, obtaining her driver's license at the age of 68 and having a double knee replacement at the age of 80.

Thelma is survived by three sons & their wives, Harold Jr. & Laura Parker of Manchester, NH, John E. & Janet Parker of Hurley, NY, Robert & Ellen Parker of Meriden, CT; her daughter & husband Mary & Stephen Desmond of Winchester NH. She, also, has 21 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Her only surviving sibling is John Stratton from California. She is also survived by her longtime special friend Geoffrey Holt of Hinsdale, NH.

She is predeceased by her parents, her husband Harold Parker Sr., her sons Arthur and Francis Parker, her brothers Earl and Horace Stratton, and her sisters Edith Butterworth and Abbie Greenleaf.

SERVICES: There will be a celebration of Thelma's life at a later date.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Aug. 4, 2017
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