Elaine M. Parker, age 80 years, of Lynn, died peacefully, Wednesday morning at her daughter’s home in Saugus, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Douglas R. Parker with whom she shared 33 years of marriage. She was also the longtime companion of Richard H. Germano.
Born in Swampscott she was the daughter of the late Robert W. and Harriette M. (Goodwin) Gardiner. Elaine attended Swampscott schools and graduated from Swampscott High School, Class of 1955. She was employed in the payroll department, for the School Department City of Lynn for over 30 years until she retired in 2002, after her retirement she assisted in the operation and management of the Parker Funeral Home in Lynn until 2015. She was a member of the former Broadway United Methodist Church, Grace United Methodist Church, and the Lynn Retiree’s Association. She enjoyed dancing, spending time at her camp in Center Ossipee, NH, and loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by five children Richard D. and his wife Melinda J. Parker of Lynn, Wendy M. and her husband John E. Heath of Saugus, Glenn A. and his wife Mary Ellen Parker of Gonic, NH, Bonnie A. Parker and her companion Michael A. Bossi, Jr. of North Ft, Myers, FL, Gardiner S. and his wife Lisa M. Parker of Lynn, one brother James L. and his wife Judy Gardiner of Lakeland, FL eight grandchildren, Andrea M. and her husband Jamie O. Santos of Peabody, Michael J. Heath of Saugus, Jessica L. and her husband Zack J. Wedgeworth of Barrington, NH, Matthew A. and his wife Nicole E. Parker of Barrington, NH, Justin S. and Samantha M. Parker of Lynn, Christopher J. and John R. Parker of Seabrook, NH, two great grandchildren Parker J. and Elle M. Santos of Peabody, and many nieces and nephews. She was also grandmother of the late Douglas R. and Robert C. Parker.
Service Details: Funeral services will be held at the Parker Funeral Home 35 Franklin St. Lynn on Monday at 11:00 AM to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours are Sunday from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. Please make memorial donations in Elaine’s name to Alzheimer’s Association 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472 or Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102 Danvers, MA 01923.
480 Pleasant Street, Watertown MA 02472
75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers MA 01923