1928 – 2004

ELLSWORTH – Donald E. Parker, 75, died Tuesday, March 2, at his home in Ellsworth.

He was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Livermore Falls, the son of Elmer C. and Bessie E. (Brown) Parker. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He received a Bachelor of Science and Education degree at the Farmington State Teacher’s College, and was awarded the degree Master of Education from the University of Maine.

His career was spent in education, serving schools in Rockland, Millinocket, and Livermore Falls as a teacher and administrator. He was a member of the United Baptist Church in Ellsworth, where he served as deacon.

He was also a member of the Lygonia Lodge 40, A.F. & A.M. in Ellsworth. He served as Past Patron, Grand Representative to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island of Irene Chapter 97, O.E.S. in Ellsworth. He had a great love of genealogy, camp and the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ruth E. (Herrick) Parker of Ellsworth; two daughters, Linda Doiron of Wilton and Rebecca Hoffman and her husband John Paul Hoffman IV of Newport; two brothers, Carroll Parker and his wife Ella of Shrewsbury, Mass., Richard Parker and his wife Claire of North Livermore; a sister, Edith Savage of Greene; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by a son, David Andrew Parker; and two brothers, Cecil and Wesley Parker.

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