Roger Joseph Parker formerly of Westford, MA

5650 ParkerRoger J. Parker, 76, a resident of Nashua, NH and Barefoot Bay, FL passed away Saturday October 10, 2015. He was the husband of Marilyn (Gardner) Parker. They would have celebrated 47 years of marriage in November.

He was born in Gardner, MA on September 28, 1939, the son of the late Frederick and Hazel (Wright) Parker. Roger grew up in Ashburnham and graduated from Fitchburg High School in 1957.

He enlisted in the US Navy, serving during the Vietnam War. After serving in the Navy, he became a field service manager, retiring at age 62. Roger spent his time volunteering in the community including at the Lowell Food Pantry for over 3 years, at the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge group runs for 10 years, and at the US NavyWCUMC on committees. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, playing cards and watching the Red Sox.

Besides his wife Marilyn, he is survived by two daughters, Laura Rochon and her husband Edward of Sebastian, FL, Amy Parker of Nashua, NH and a son Roger Parker of Chelmsford, MA, a grandson Ryan Parker, as well as Nicholas and Justin Rochon and a sister, Joan Williams of Georgia. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. Roger was predeceased by his brother Roderick Parker.

Roger was a member of the West Chelmsford United Methodist Church, Chelmsford, MA, and he was affiliated with Arlington Street United Methodist Church, Nashua.

Visiting hours Wed. 4 to 8 P.M. Funeral Services are Sat. at 11:00 a.m. in the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD,MA. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Westford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for the Claudia Barr Program P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284


10 Condolences for Roger Joseph Parker formerly of Westford, MA

    joan p. williams

    We are the same age but not twins…Mom said poor planning…Dad said new method…,…so very sad at this time…you will be buried on my birthday…..I am sure this year I will age a whole year in a hurry….see you later….rest in peace…….LOVE JOAN


    Beth Arnald

    Dear Marilyn, Amy, and Roger Jr, I am so sorry for your loss. Roger was such a wonderful person. I will treasure the many fond memories of Roger with us all at WCUMC and of course Roger’s famous Chili! May he rest in peace, may you be comforted by the love you all shared and the life time of memories you all made together. With Love, Beth


    Herbert & Cheryl Lillibridge

    Hi Cousin, I am at a loss, we just found each other again a couple of winters ago and now you are gone. I will remember the many days spent rowing around the lake as kids. May you rest is piece old Sailor “May You Have Fair Winds & Following Seas”. Semper Fi from an old Marine.

    To the entire Parker Clan, I am so sorry, loosing Roger is a loss never to be forgotten.


      Marilyn Parker


      I tried the phone number I had but it said disconnected and I sent a message on a e-mail I found for you to call but apparently that didn’t go through either. If you could call me on 978-844-2246 at some point , I would be happy to hear from you.. Thank you for your thoughts.



    Dennis Haran

    To Mrs.Parker , Amy , Roger and Mr. Parker’s entire family I am truly sorry for your loss.
    Laura , Eddie , Nick and JJ your in my thoughts and prayers .


    Margie Ransom

    Dear Marilyn, Amy and Roger Jr,

    There are no words to address the loss of losing someone so dear to you. May time bring you peace and comfort. May you find solace in knowing that memories of Roger lives in all of our hearts. With love and sincere sympathy, Margie


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