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Swan Funeral Home

825 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

OBITUARIO

Dr. Michael Franklin Parker

29 agosto , 195121 mayo , 2019
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Dr. Michael F. Parker of Madison, Connecticut passed away on May 21, 2019 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving wife and children. He was 67 years old.

Michael was born on August 29, 1951 in Snyder, Oklahoma to Margie and Claude Parker. The second of five children and the grandson of farmers, he was taught the value of hard work, self-sufficiency, and providing for the family. He lived his life in this spirit wherever he went—from his family’s move to Texas where he attended Austin College and Baylor College of Medicine, to his own journey to the northeast where he’d meet his wife Clara and, soon, build a family of his own.

The young physician and registered nurse met when Michael was an intern with the United States Public Health Service in a hospital on Staten Island. Theirs was a whirlwind romance; they fell in love and were married seven months later, in 1979. Dr. and Mrs. Parker started their life together in Alexandria Bay, but soon found their way to Connecticut and, ultimately, to Madison. While it was the antique auctions in the VFW hall and fried clams at Lenny and Joe’s that brought them to town, it was the cozy, safe, enchanted nature of the beautiful shoreline community that kept the Parker family here, in the same house, for nearly four decades.

Michael was compassionate, gentle, intelligent, and humble. He was the kind of doctor who would sit with you for a full hour during a physical to make sure he heard every word you had to say, and give you his home phone to call him on Christmas morning in case you needed to talk more. He was the kind of father who would beam with unbridled pride at the achievements—big and small—of his children, and stop at nothing to provide them with the very best opportunities and privileges imaginable. He was the kind of friend who would open his heart and mind to share in the depths of your sorrows and your joys, and give freely of anything he had if it could bring you comfort and peace. And he was the kind of husband who, after celebrating forty years of marriage, remained in awe of the fierce love and devotion his wife showed him and his children.

Dr. Parker was the perfect blend of artist and scientist—he read Walt Whitman and T.S. Eliot as often as he read Einstein. He was a lover of the classics and the contemporary—he could hum every note of Die Zauberflöte and Hey Jude. He spent his time in museums and art galleries, in the passenger seat of fast cars, and on the Atlantic ocean, chasing striped bass and bluefin tuna. Whether at his desk at Internal Medicine of East Haven, his home in Madison, or his getaway on his beloved Martha’s Vineyard, he was never without a subtle smile and a twinkle in his eye. He was a philosopher and a critic, a progressive and a man of traditions, a poet, a clamdigger, a primary care doctor, a dreamer. Most of all, he was a lover, and well-loved.

In his life, Michael endured the loss of his parents and his older sister, Jan. In his death, he will be remembered by his wife, Clara; his children, Caitlin (and son-in-law Rick), John-Michael, Luke, and Sam; his brother David and his sisters Andrea and Julie; his amigo Ioannis; and his staff, colleagues, family members, and friends across the country.

Michael’s services will begin on Tuesday May 28 with a wake from 4-9 PM at Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd in Madison. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday May 29 at 3 PM at St. George Parish, 33 Whitfield St in Guilford. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests that donations in Dr. Parker’s memory be made to any of the following: VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice (753 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437), Madison A Better Chance (PO Box 371, Madison, CT 06443), or the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation (3610 W. Market Street, Suite 110 Akron, OH 44333).

Servicios

  • Calling Hours martes, 28 mayo , 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial miércoles, 29 mayo , 2019

Recuerdos

Dr. Michael Franklin Parker

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GARY KANOFF

7 octubre , 2019

I AM, DISABLE,. 50 LIVE. EAST. HAVEN,
I. BEEN,. DR. MICHAEL. F. PARKER
LONG. TIME,. PAICENT.
I. KNEW,. DR. MICHAEL. F,. PARKER
WHEN,. HE,. WAS. JUST. A. INTERN,
AT. SAINT. RAPHAEL'S,.
I. WORK. AT. SAINT. RAPHAEL'S
AT. THAT. TIME,.
I,. WAS. HIS. PAICENT. SENCE,
1988,. 1990 ,. TILL 2019 HE. HAD. HIS,. OLD,.
OFFICE,. EAST. HAVEN.
OFF. MAIN. ST. EAST. HAVEN.
I,. MISS,. HIM. SO. MUCH.
I. MISS. OUR. TALKS.
HE. KNEW. I. NEVER. HAD. A. DAD,
HE,. WASENT,. JUST. A. PRIMARY
HE,. WAS. LIKE,. A. REAL. DAD,
TO,. ME. THAT,. I. NEVER. HAD
HE. KNEW. I. BEEN. THROUGH
SO. MUCH. WITH MY PARENTS
SEPERATED,
MY,. DAD. USED. ME,. SO. MUCH.
DR. MICHAEL. F. PARKER,
ALWAYS. SPEND. TIME. TALK
TO,. ME. HE. WILL. ALWAYS,
GIDE. ME,. RITE,. DIRECTION,
HE. ALWAYS. FIND. THE. CURE,
WHEN. I. GET. SICK,
MY,. MOM. PASS. AWAY. 2003,
LUNG. CANCER,.
MY. DAD. PASS. AWAY. 2016.
MY. REAL. DAD. NEVER. THERE
FOR. ME. DR. MICHAEL F. PARKER
ALWAYS,. WAS. WHEN. I. SEE. HIM
AT. HIS. OFFICE,.
I. HAD. TO. LEAVE. HIS. OLD,
OFFICE. 339. H , WAY. AVE. EH,. I AM
STILL. IN. EAST. HAVEN,
DR. MICHAEL. F. PARKER ,
WAS. ALWAYS. LIKE. A. REAL
DAD. THAT. I. NEVER. HAD.
I. KNEW,. HE. WAS. JUST
MY. PRIMARY.
DR. MICHAEL. F. PARKER
TOLD. ME.
MY. DOOR. IS. ALWAYS. OPEN
I. AM. HAVING. VERY. HARD. TIME
KNOWING. HE. PASS. AWAY.
VERY. HARD,
I. AM. STAYING. STRONG,
I. LIVE. ALONE,
I. SO . HIM. JAN. 2019
I. SEE. A. NEW. PRIMARY. EH
DR. SANDRA. BRYNES. 26. MAIN. ST
ITS. NOT. THE. SAME.
SHE. IS. NICE. FRIENDLY,
I. MISS. HIM. SO. MUCH,
I. KNEW. HIM. THE. LONGEST,
SORRY. MY. MESSAGE. IS. LONG
N. LATE. MONDAY. OCT. 7. 2019,
GARY. W. KANOFF, AGE. 50.
DISABLE,


Sam Tressler III, MD

26 agosto , 2019

Condolences to Mike’s family. He was an honored member of the Sigma Tau Epsilon fraternity at Austin College...and a dedicated premed student.

Threcia Walls

25 junio , 2019

Dear Parker Family,
My name is Threcia Myers Walls and Michael was my brother's best friend (Michael L. Myers) in high school. I was Mike's little sister and fondly remember your Michael in many of our family memories. Please know that we knew your Michael would be the best of doctors, as his compassion for others was unique even as a teen. I am sad to not have reconnected with Michael as I tried through the years to find him on social media. Please know that he was well loved as a young teen and young man by our family and many friends in Garland, TX. Peace be with you, Parker family.

Lucy Elias

21 junio , 2019

Clara and family, I am so sad to hear of Michael's passing.
Sending my thoughts, prayers and love to you all.
Lucy Elias

Bill Datre

9 junio , 2019

I am saddened to hear of Dr. Parker‘s passing. My brother and I were under his care for several years at the recommendation of our Dad, our first doc as we embarked on our professional lives. Not just a physician, I remember him for his compassionate, easy-going manner and smile. He was a true gentleman. Thank you for sharing the wonderful video and written tribute. It gave me some solace he enjoyed many family milestones and fun hobbies during his life. May these thoughts and loving memories comfort you during this difficult time.

Kathy Perrelli

7 junio , 2019

RIP Dr Parker , I have no words . I can’t believe you are not with us ! Gone to soon , You were one great doctor 🙏

Scott Corcoran

5 junio , 2019

Dr. Parker,

Thank you for the many years of care you gave me. I can't believe that you'll no longer be my doctor or that you're no longer here. It saddened me to receive the letter from Mrs. Parker that you were ill. I was hoping it was a fun filled, happy letter of retirement so you can enjoy your life after giving so much to so many! I am sorry that I missed our last appointment and that I ended up going to Quest instead of an office visit. I miss you terribly...and will sum up my time as your patient and how you treated me during that time by saying this. You always came in and looked at my blood pressure number taken by the nurse, you wouldn't stand for it, they would always ask me if I was nervous, I could never be nervous around you, you had such a calming presence and demeanor. You would take my blood pressure and it would be much improved over the nurses readings. That's pretty much it, I was always better off when you were involved!!! From the first physical I had with you and you said I did so well that I earned a free prostate exam and the laughter we shared with that set the pace for the next 20 some odd years, you always put me at ease. I will miss that and you terribly. My thoughts and prayers go out to your wife, children and family and friends!!! RIP DOC

Beyhan Duran

1 junio , 2019

Dear Claire, John-Michael, and the Entire Parker Family,

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dr. Parker’s passing! I would like to express my deepest and most sincere sympathy. I can only imagine what you all must be going through. I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you.

With deepest sympathy.
Beyhan

laina piscitelli

1 junio , 2019

I was a 15 year old when I had my first appointment with Dr Parker and 47 my last. RIP Dr Parker!!

Kathy Stardellis

29 mayo , 2019

My deepest Condolences to the family of DrMichael Parker. Such a well respected and loved doctor by all. He has left a memory in everyone’s Heart that not many could match. May he Rest In Peace and May you find comfort being surrounded by your family and friends

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