LISBON FALLS – A surprise party was held recently to celebrate the 65th wedding anniversary of Walter and Blanche Parker of Lisbon Falls. The event was planned by daughters Carolyn Parker, Nancy Bouchard and Glenice Green.

Mr. Parker and the former Blanche Bourgoin were married March 23, 1943, in Durham.

Their children are Nancy Bouchard, Carolyn Parker, Glenice Green and Richard Parker. Their grandchildren are Tammy Roy, Nancy Greindl, Julie Fortin, Michael Chizmar, Joseph Chizmar, Dana Parker, Matthew Parker, Marie Parker, Adam Parker and Krista Parker.

Mr. Parker served in the U.S. Army during World War II and operated a shoe repair shop in Lisbon Falls from 1945 to 1952. He worked as a cloth inspector at the Worumbo Mill, J.P. Stevens and Lisbon Mills, until he retired as a janitor in 1985. He is a current member of the Shiloh Church in Durham.

Mrs. Parker is a 1940 graduate of Lisbon High School, as class salutatorian and then attended Bliss Business College. She worked at U.S. Gypsum for 25 years then at L.L. Bean from 1979 until 1984. She also taught oil painting from her home. She is a current member of the Shiloh Church in Durham.

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