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The world became a brighter place on November 7, 1928; the day that Marilyn E. Parker was born in Syracuse, New York. Our Mom went to be with the Lord on November 20, 2022 after a long and happy life. She was the daughter of the late Charles Francis and Ermelinda “Lil” (Carrano) Edgecomb Sullivan. Her Mom later married John “Jack” Sullivan whom Marilyn affectionately called Pa. She was a wonderful mother who was always there when we needed her. She had many friends and will be missed by all who knew her.
In 1950, Marilyn graduated from Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, CT. She later married Leroy “Roy” Parker and together they raised a family in Manchester, CT until his passing in 1967. While Marilyn continued to raise the family, she earned a Masters Degree in Education. She then completed a 20-year career as an elementary school teacher in the Manchester School District. Marilyn shared her time and talents with a variety of volunteer activities as well. She was a communicant of St. Bridget Church for 66 years.
Marilyn is survived by her five children Michael L. Parker (Brenda) of Leavenworth, KS, Vicki Lindstrom (Keith) of Manchester, CT, Lynn Tordo (Mike) of Shelton, CT, Lisa J. Parker of Coventry, CT, and Marguerite Enderle (John) of South Windsor, CT. She also leaves a legacy of eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, many beloved friends, and former students. Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother Charles Francis Edgecomb.
Arrangements are in the care of Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family for an hour of visitation at Holmes-Watkins, 400 Main Street Manchester, on December 2, 2022 beginning at 9:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main Street, Manchester, at 10:00 AM. Burial at St. Bridget Cemetery will take place immediately following.
Donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT or University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT. To visit Marilyn’s tribute page, or leave an online condolence, please visit holmeswatkins.com
Friday December 2, 2022 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Holmes Watkins Funeral Home 400 Main Street Manchester, CT 06040
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday December 2, 2022 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM St. Bridget Church (St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Manchester) 80 Main Street Manchester, CT 06040
Friday December 2, 2022 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Saint Bridget Cemetery, Manchester