BOSCAWEN – Leon A. Parkinson, 78, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Concord, the son of William & Beatrice (Reeves) Parkinson and grew up in the Penacook-Boscawen area, attending the local school system and graduating from Penacook High School with the Class of 1955.
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After high school, Leon joined the U.S. Army and then returned to Penacook, where he worked for the Brezner Tannery for a short time before going to work for Concord Electric as a lineman for 34 years. He retired in 1996.
Leon was a member of the American Legion Post 31 in Penacook as well as the Electrical Workers Union Local IBEW 1837. He enjoyed spending his free weekends at his hunting camp in Danbury, where he would enjoy the outdoors hunting and fishing.
He was predeceased by his parents as well as a brother, William Parkinson, and a sister, Connie Tessier.
Leon is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Dorothy (Silver) Parkinson of Boscawen; his son, Jeff Parkinson, and his companion Jeanne Mills of Webster; his daughter, Vicki Young, and her husband Walter of Allenstown; his granddaughter, Britteny Miner; nieces, nephews and friends.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, March 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wendell J. Butt funeral Home, 42 Washington St., Penacook, N.H. 03303. There will be no services at this time. A graveside service will be held in the spring in Beaver Dam Cemetery in Boscawen.
The Parkinson family would to thank the hospice program and their staff for their help and care through this difficult time in their lives. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the CRVNA Hospice Home Care program, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, N.H. 03301.
Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home
42 Washington Street
Penacook, NH 03303
Published in The Concord Monitor on Mar. 2, 2014