1933 – 2018
Plainfield, CT – Lester D. Parker, I, 84, of South Pine St., passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 in the Villa Maria Nursing Home. He was the loving companion of Alice (Rasicot) Richard. Born in Lowell, VT, he was the son of the late Raymond and Marian (Cote) Parker.
Mr. Parker was a United States Army Veteran, serving in the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart. He was an upholsterer for over thirty years for Bob’s Upholstery. He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus Cargill Council of Putnam.
In addition to Alice, Lester is survived by his children, Lester D. Parker, II of Putnam, Scott Parker of Tacoma, WA, Judy Newlin of St. Francisville, IL and Nancy Lillie of Orting, WA; his step children, Debra Bonneville of S. Killingly and Lisa Stott of Plainfield, CT; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Maryann (Duncan) Parker, his second wife, Carol Parker; his sons, Michael Parker and Terry Parker; and his brothers, Joseph Parker, Raymond Parker, and Henry Parker.
Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service with Military Honors for Lester at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in All Hallows Cemetery, Moosup, CT. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.