Marjorie E. Parker, 76
Marlborough – Marjorie E. (Ryder) Parker, 76, died Monday night, Dec. 31, 2012, at her home after a short period of failing health. She was the wife of Harold Parker, to whom she was married for 54 years.
She was born in Cambridge, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ann (Sheridan) Ryder, and moved to Marlborough with her husband over 50 years ago.
Marjorie worked many years as a home health care aid for the elderly in this area, and also worked for over 20 years at the Marlborough Public Library. She was a longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Marlborough, where she served as a CCD teacher and was a member of the former Newman Club.
Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Michael T. Parker of Wenham, Mark F. Parker of Westport, and Daniel E. Parker of Amesbury; one daughter, Mary Parker-Hoepf of Chicago IL; 12 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, at 9:00 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow in Saint Patrick’s Cemetery in Watertown. Visiting hours at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St., Marlborough, will be held Friday, Jan. 4, from 4 from 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Marjorie’s wishes were for her family and friends to have Masses said for all of the souls in Purgatory.
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