Charlotte Elizabeth Parsons

July 29, 1922June 18, 2014

Charlotte E. (Meacham) Parsons, 91, of Scituate, died on June 18th, 2014.

Charlotte was the devoted wife of the late Samuel C. Parsons and the beloved mother of Elizabeth “Beth” Parsons of Boston and the late Anne Mathias.

Charlotte was an Alabama native and graduated from Birmingham Southern College and the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration.

She worked as assistant to the personnel director at Gilchrist Department Store in downtown Boston.

On August 16, 1952, Charlotte married Samuel C. Parsons.

In 1955, the couple moved to Scituate where they raised their two daughters.

During her 59 years in Scituate, Charlotte was an active member of the First Trinitarian Congregational Church as a Sunday school teacher and served on many committees there.

She was a Girl Scout leader, a member of the League of Women Voters and volunteered at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

She enjoyed reading, photography, needlework and writing.

Charlotte was deeply committed to social justice and helping those in need.

She was generous in her support of many worthy causes.

Charlotte was truly fun to be with, had a wonderful sense of humor and something nice to say to everyone.

All Services were private.

If you would like to remember Charlotte, donations in her memory may be made to NVNA and Hospice Home, 86 Turkey Hill Lane Hingham, MA 02043.

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Sarah Parsons Sayre

September 2, 2014

Dear Beth,
I didn't know that your Mother died until just now. My brother's wife,Brena found the obituary.
I am so very sorry to hear this as Charlotte and Sam were favorite relatives of mine and ones I knew best. Sam was my godfather and growing up he would often stop at our house in Hingham to say hello on his way home from work. My mother and father loved both Sam and Charlotte dearly and saw them frequently.
My sister Carol, my daughter Hannah and I would meet them for lunch as often as we could at their favorite restaurant on the harbor in Scituate.
It was always a long and interesting lunch as there was much to catch on for all of us. Sam and Charlotte wanted all the latest details on the family--and we in turn would hear about you, as well as what they had been up to.
I had been to see Charlotte after your Dad died-- but I wish it had been more often.
Ford and I live in RI and I would like very much to get in contact with you.
Again I am so sorry to hear about your Mother.
I send you my thoughts and love,
Sarah (Sally) Parsons Sayre

July 1, 2014

Our sincere sympathy, Beth. As across-the street-neighbors, we always could count on your mother to keep an eye on our house, watch our kids grow, show concern for our family. She was such a classy woman with a wonderful sense of humor. We shall miss her.
Peter and Julie Mehegan and family

Rob van Giels

June 26, 2014

Dearest Beth,

As a condolence card takes weeks to arrive at your home, I thought it would be more easy to pay my respect this way.
The care you have given your mom over the last few years and especially the past months, has been tremendous.
You devotion to your family is beyond imaginable, even if it is a child's duty, be proud of what you have done and I am sure itmade a big difference in their lives.
It must not be easy to see a loved one suffer or be in pain, but your gentle spirit must have eased that a lot.
I hope, when the time comes and my parents are in the same situation, I can be as strong as you have been.
You still have a difficult task ahead but I know you can handle it just the same way.
You are in my heart and prayers!
Much love,
Robert xoxo
The Netherlands

Mr. and Mrs. P. van Giels

June 25, 2014

Dear Beth,

Rob told us the sad news about your mother's passing.
Over the many years, he has told us about the great care you have given to both your parents.
Please accept our condolences and we wish you strength in this very difficult time.

Mr. and Mrs. P. van Giels
Bergen op Zoom
The Netherlands

June 24, 2014

Dear Beth
Although you probably don't really know us, we knew your parents for many years here in Scituate....whether through town events and politics to seeing them at "angelo's" where i worked or just greeting your parents on their walks through the harbor...basically, anything going on in Scituate... they were there. Yes, both both of your parents always had a smile and a willingness to share or help but your mother's smile is what I remember the most and those funny asides about the joys and annoyances of married life.

She was a special person and we are very sorry about your loss.

Mat and Rosie Brown

Karen Naylor

June 23, 2014

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, our beloved neighbor. We have such fond memories of her and your father. What a classy lady. I often told her how I would've loved to 'know her when'. She was so smart, strong, and beautiful - with her lipstick always just right! And, I loved when that little Southern drawl would sneak in during a conversation. We will miss her dearly, and will always think of her as we walk past the house. Wishing you love and comfort, Cooper, Karen, Caroline, Jane, Natalie and Bobby Naylor

June 22, 2014

Dear Beth,
It saddened me to hear about your mothers passing. She was one of the kindest people I knew.
Susan Leigh Anthony

Skip & Carolyn DeBrusk

June 21, 2014

Dear Beth,
What a joy to have known your Mom for so many years, met at the church years ago. She always had a smile and a willingness to share no matter the need. She shared even her driveway for us to use whenever there was a Harbor event. Some of her lovely photographs of the Harbor grace our home. Love them! I'm glad I have so many great memories of such a unique, smart, and fun lady many including your Dad. Remember all the good times, Beth. You are in our prayers.

June 21, 2014

Dear Beth,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. I use to see your Mom and Dad walking all over Scituate together. I have very fond memories of her . She was very kind and had a special way about her. I was also very sad to hear your sister passed away as well. Please know we are thinking of you and sending our prayers that this difficult time will pass with wonderful memories you have shared.
Kathleen(Driscoll) Stockfleth

The Staff of Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

June 21, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.