Patricia E. Parker, 78, of Westborough

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Patricia E. ParkerWestborough – Patricia E. Parker, 78, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Sept. 12, 2018 at the Brigham and Womens Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of James W. Parker Jr., retired Westborough Fire Chief.

Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Rousseau) Flannery. She was raised and educated in Hopkinton, and was a 1959 graduate of Hopkinton High School.

Pat worked for a short time as a nurse’s aide at the Beaumont Nursing Home in Westborough, and then as a cafeteria worker for 23 years in the Westborough school system.

She enjoyed crafts, dancing, sunsets on the beach, playing cards and laughs with friends and family. She devoted her life to her husband and family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Donna M. Drawbridge and her husband, Bruce of Ft. Myers, Fla., Carol A. Falcone and her husband Paul of Rutland, and James W. Parker III and his wife Edna of Uxbridge; six siblings, Kathleen Valpey, David Flannery, Ernest Flannery, Dorothy Smith, Barbara Meisner, and Maureen Wheeler; four grandchildren, James W. Parker IV, Lauren Drawbridge, Elisabeth Harris and Emilie Harris; two great-grandchildren, Logan and Cameron Parker; and many nieces and nephews. Pat was predeceased by 10 siblings, Stanley (Jasper), Robert (Butchy), Marlene, Richard (Dicky), Joan, Eugene, Mary, Raymond, Frederick (Archie) and Phyllis.

Her funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m., in the First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Calling hours at the Pickering and Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, are Sunday, Sept. 16, from 2-5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or at www.dana-farber.org.