Richard E. Parsons

September 11, 1946February 2, 2021

Richard Edward Parsons, 74, of Norwood, passed away February 2, 2021, from cancer.

He was born on September 11, 1946, to Charles and Mary (Costello) Parsons. Dick was born and raised in Norwood, a St. Catherine of Siena School graduate and 1965 Norwood High School graduate. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Norwood for 38 years. Dick was passionate about golf, skiing, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a proud “girl dad” and never missed a dance recital or event involving his daughters.

Dick is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Barbara (Farrell) Parsons; his loving daughters, Caroline A. Parsons of Norwood, and Jennifer R. Linehan and her husband Timothy of Weymouth; and his cherished grandson, Thomas Edward Linehan. He is also survived by his brother, Charles, of NC, and his sister, Ann Florest, of ME. Dick was a loving brother-in-law to William Farrell of Norwood and proud uncle to Bill’s children, Brett and Molly Farrell of Natick.

Services will be held privately; Dick will be laid to rest at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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RT Lydon

February 5, 2021

Dear Miss Parsons, We are very sorry to hear of your dear Dad's death.Please accept our sincere good wishes to remember all the fond memories you had with him. God Bless your family. Mary Paula and Tom Lydon.. Maeve, Charlie, Henry ,Fiona and George Hofmann's grandparents and Eddie Lydon's grandparents

The Hofmann Family

February 5, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers. ❤️

Mike and Elaine Griffin

February 3, 2021

Barbara, Caroline, Jennifer, Tim and Thomas

We are blessed to have had Dick as a close friend and spend many great years making memories together. His family was his world. He was so proud of all of you! We will keep him in our thoughts and prayers forever. We will miss him!
Mike and Elaine Griffin