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Douglass Parker

Douglass A. Parker

Sunday, January 18th, 1948 - Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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DOUGLASS A. PARKER

Doug Parker, proud father and grandfather, passed away February 20, 2019 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Reading, PA, on January 18, 1948, the son of George D. and Evelyn Englehart Parker. Doug attended Reading, PA schools and was a graduate of Appalachian State University, George Mason University and Southern Connecticut State University. He was a veteran of the US Army and a retired classroom and technology teacher from the Litchfield Public Schools.

Doug was an avid volunteer throughout his adulthood, serving on the Litchfield PTO, the Litchfield Children’s Fund, Litchfield Economic Development Commission, NW CT Economic Development Commission, LABA, the Litchfield Education Foundation, the Litchfield Aquatic Center Committee, the Litchfield Community Center, Litchfield Players, and the Litchfield Education Association. He mentored beginning teachers in the Litchfield Schools. He also volunteered as a coach for youth soccer, basketball, football and baseball.

In 2009, when the Litchfield Enquirer went out of business, Doug saw a community need and created an online media site, Litchfield.bz, which became a popular news source for the area towns.

Doug is survived by his wife Denise, his sons Timothy Douglass and wife Kylie of Fleetwood, NC, Leland of Watertown, Andrew and his wife Meghan of Bantam, Ian and his wife Kara of Goshen; grandchildren Timothy, Coral, Steven, Kyle, Jalen, Eibhlin, Maibel, Grant, Finn, Reid, Wes and Wyn; and several great grandchildren. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Kenneth G. and Roger D. Parker and daughter-in-law Erin McGuigan Parker.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 49 South Street., Litchfield. Burial will be private. Calling hours are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, at Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Litchfield Children’s Fund, PO Box 774, Litchfield, CT 06759. This fund provides funds for warm winter clothing for Litchfield children.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Rowe Funeral Home
    Address
    283 Torrington Road
    Litchfield, CT 06759
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Anthony of Padua Church
    Address
    49 South Street
    Litchfield, CT 06759
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    The Rev. Robert F. Tucker

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Noah Rhodes

Posted at 02:49pm
He was an amazing teacher and I have too many good memories of him
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Denise

Posted at 08:20pm
The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County will fondly remember Doug and his wonderful work at Litchfield BZ. He always promoted the work of the League and helped us get our message out to the public. We appreciate his good work and eager support.

Kerwin Mayers, President, League of Women Voters of Litchfield County
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League of Women Voters

Posted at 09:17am
The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County will fondly remember Doug for the wonderful work of the Litchfield BZ. He always promoted the work of the League and helped us get our message out to the public. We appreciate his good work and eager support.
Kerwin Mayers, President, League of Women Voters of Litchfield County

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Gail Lavoie

Posted at 07:11am
Every once in awhile, if your lucky, someone who exemplifies the best humankind has to offer crosses your path. Doug Parker was such a man. My condolences, Gail Lavoie (Marquis)
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Bridget A. Beauchaine

Posted at 09:17pm
My deepest sympathy to your family. I had the pleasure of working with Doug on many occasions for various business and community matters. He was very passionate about bringing information to his community and volunteered to serve in various roles for the betterment of
Litchfield County. We are all better for knowing this kind and caring man. He will be dearly missed by many. Heartfelt sympathy. Bridget A. Beauchaine
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