Helen M. Parker, 87


Helen M. Parker, 87Westborough – Helen M. (Manning) Parker, 87, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Helen was the daughter of Arthur J Manning and Eva (Bouche) Manning, and was a lifelong resident of Westborough.

Helen was married to the love of her life for 60 years, George E. Parker Sr., who predeceased her in 2006.

She is survived by a son, George E. Parker Jr. of Westborough; a daughter, Sharon A. Hogan and her fiancé, Doug Gravlin of Westborough; a granddaughter, LeeAnn Desmarais and her husband, Rob Desmarais; as well as two great-granddaughters, Alyssa Jordan Desmarais and Ashley Taylor Desmarais, all of Shrewsbury. She also leaves a sister, Dorothy Stossel of Westborough, and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many loving friends. She was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur J. Manning and David Manning.

Helen was the co-owner with George of Parker Apple Orchards in Westborough for 40 years, and their business is still running today 65 years later. She was a member of St Luke the Evangelist Church in Westborough, the St. Luke's Senior Adults, and the Women of St. Luke's.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Sept. 10, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery. Calling hours at the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, are Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Flowers are welcome or donations can be made in her name to the American Heart Association.

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