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John R. Parker

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John R. Parker Obituary
John R. "Jack" Parker, 87, of Scarborough, Maine, died May 5, 2019, in Scarborough. Jack was born in Lawrence, Mass., the son of Charles and Emma "Franz" Parker. He graduated Lawrence High School and Andover Prep Class of 1949. After Jack served three years in the U.S. Coast Guard 1956-1959, he graduated from the University of Massachusetts and the Harvard Graduate Management School. He married Patricia Cartwright of Milton, Mass., in 1972, and moved to Braintree, Mass., where he served as chairman of the Finance Department and Financial Manager of Braintree Electric Co. Jack worked for The Patriot Ledger and The Boston Herald newspapers. Upon retirement he moved to Alfred, Maine, and served as the president of the Saco River Salmon Club and treasure of the Lion's Club. Jack was also an avid fly fisherman and reader. He was predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Patricia Parker, brother, Charles Parker, and sister, Helene Weatherill. Survivors include daughter, Gretchen Bufo of Maine and partner John Staples; son, Wayne Parker and wife Sue of Massachusetts; and stepson, Richard Beekes and wife Laura also of Massachusetts; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Services were private. Arrangements are under the guidance of Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 U.S. Rte. One, Scarborough, Maine. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Patriot Ledger on May 9, 2019
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