April 9, 1925 – May 26, 2019
AUBURN: Geraldine "Gerry" R. Parker, 94, of Brunswick passed away on Sunday May 26, 2019 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn surrounded by her loving family. A daughter of the late Nathanael and Margaret (Fraser) Street, Geraldine was born in Lewiston on April 9, 1925. She attended Falmouth High School and graduated Salutatorian of her class at the age of 16. After graduation from Westbrook Junior College she worked for the admitting office of Maine Medical Center.
Gerry married Herbert C. Parker of Durham on December 10, 1944 and they raised their three children in Falmouth. After retiring from her position in the clerk of the Supreme Court's office, she and Herbert spent their winters in New Port Richey, FL.
Being widowed after 55 years, Gerry missed her "best friend" ! A devoted homemaker, she filled her life with family and friends, cooking, gardening and entertaining. She was an active member of the Shiloh Chapel in Durham.
She is survived by her three children, Carol Reeder and her husband Charles of Raymond, Reginald Parker and his wife Jan of Arizona and Ronald Parker and his wife Lois of Durham. She also leaves behind her 3 siblings, 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Herbert.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared with Gerry's family at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com
Visiting hours will be held at Shiloh Chapel 38 Beulah Lane, Durham on Saturday June 1, 2019 from 5-7pm. A Celebration of Her Life will be held on Sunday June 2, 2019 at 2pm also at Shiloh Chapel followed by interment and committal prayers at Shiloh Cemetery. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Gerry's honor to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.fightcf.cff.org Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.
- Visiting Hours Saturday, June 1, 2019
- Celebration of Life Sunday, June 2, 2019
June 1, 2019
Many condolences to the Parker and Reeder families. I remember Mrs Parker as being a very gracious lady and a very proud mom. May the wonderful memories you have give you comfort during this sad time.
May 30, 2019
Loved Aunt Gerry, she was such a special Aunt, always made you feel welcome. We would come visit in the summer as young children. She made some great strawberry shortcake. Later, when her and Uncle Herb visited FL, we had great family times together with my parents and them. Even 2 years ago she welcomed us to visit in her home, and was such a sweetheart to us. Hugs to Carol, Reggie and Ron. And families.
Susan (Street) Kerner
May 28, 2019
My tears, love and prayers for my sweet cousins; Carol, Reggie, and Ronnie and their families at the loss of an amazing Mom, Grammy and Great Grammy . And, love to Gerry’s siblings, sisters - Aunts Greta and Glenny, and brother Alden, my dad. She will be missed I know.
I have such wonderful memories of times together with you all at your home in Falmouth....playing games, singing, holiday meals, and the home movies...(thank you Uncle Herbie!) Gerry was such a loving Aunt...So genuine and always full of questions about what we’ve all been up to out in Montana! I’m so glad I was able to visit with her on nearly every visit home to Maine. Although I won’t be there at her celebration, please know how special she was to me. Always an open heart, home, and cookies of some sort when we came to visit.
I’m so glad she’s in heaven...quite a celebration upon her arrival I’m sure! Hugs to you all, Cousin Susie
May 28, 2019
I am blessed to have known Gerry Parker for many years. She always had a special place in my heart. For years she sent me a birthday card (my birthday was the same day as her mother’s). Her sweet spirit was an inspiration. It was truly a joy to know her.
To all the family, Joe and I share your loss and are trusting for God’s comfort to envelope each one of you. We are sorry that we will not be able to be with you.