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Donald H. Parker

Profile Updated: February 23, 2022
Residing In:
Smithfield, RI USA
Spouse/Partner:
Carol
Occupation:
Episcopal Priest - retired but still assisting
Children:
Tim, born 1969, television editor
Matt, born 1972, financial investments, married with two children
Email Address:

healing12@verizon.net

Comments:

I have served Episcopal congregations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I have been the pastor of rural, city, suburban, charismatic, and traditional congregations and have loved it all.
Upon retiring, for the second time, I still serve as an assisting priest in a few parishes. I do remain mindful that I am retired but stay quite involved in healing ministries. I take time to be with my wife, Carol, play my accordions, play with my model trains, and play with my grandchildren - I love to play!

2-23-22 My wife and I are well. Although I don't walk well these days, Zoom allows me to remain active in the healing ministry, and I assist the priest of the church that we attend - also on Zoom. I think that Zoom is really neat!

School Story:

I enjoyed my time at Central. I was in Mr. Buxton's homeroom for some of the time and I remember the biology teacher, Mr. Vasquez (?). I thought that he was a great teacher. I also had Mr. Kleinwald - he terrified me; but looking back, we often gave him a hard time. Then there was the Russian teacher - Mr. Oros (or something like that.) He was a good teacher - I was well prepared to study more Russian in college - I forgot much of it and just recently have been reviewing my textbooks. Maybe because I was the pastor of a church just before retiring where the organist was Russian and new very little English!
At the time I wasn't necessarily mindful of it, but I received a very good education at Central!

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Donald H. Parker has left an In Memory comment for David W. Knecht.
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Sep 22, 2022 at 12:22 AM

My sincere condolences to Dave's family. Dave and I began elementary school together and attended the same church and spent fun years in that church Youth Ministry Group, and at Central. I am sorry to say that time and distance separated us after our time at Central.  Dave was a really good guy!

The Rev. Don Parker
 

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Aug 25, 2022 at 1:41 PM

Rosemary was fun to hang with - always with a smile. May hersoul andthesouls of allthefaithful departed rest in peace.   Don Parker

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Feb 20, 2022 at 3:58 PM

Thank you for the birthday wishes, Den. Boy these years passed by so quickly. I have enjoyed my career as a clergy person, and although I remain a bit active in the healing ministry, I am SO enjoying retirement. Stay safe. Don!

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Posted on: Feb 20, 2022 at 3:50 PM

Thanks for the birthday wishes,Diane. I hope you and you family are well and have remained safe from the virus. I am well. I retired from church pastoring; however, I remain active in the healing ministry here in New England. I see that it was your birthday this month too, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Ne abundantly blessed in the year ahead. Don

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Feb 27, 2021 at 4:33 AM
Feb 21, 2021 at 4:45 PM

I am has still active as an Episcopal priest - Zoom has has opened many opportunities for me. Carol and I remain safe waiting for the vaccine. I think of and pray for you. Peace.

Feb 21, 2021 at 4:40 PM

Hi Edward, I was browsing the Central pages and found your link! I hope you are well. You commented on my page in 2014. I am still active as an Episcopal Priest -mostly on Zoom! Don

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Posted on: May 25, 2020 at 11:44 PM

Anyone else discovering that “sheltering in” does not clear our day timers. I am a pastor and healing evangelist, and I practically live on Zoom! I am finding time to practice my accordion, and I am learning how to play the tin whistle and driving my wife crazy! Anyone else play these instruments?

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Posted on: May 02, 2020 at 3:03 PM

I am still active as an Episcopal Priest - but being very slow about it! I am the pastor of a tiny parish, and I minister to a number of healing communities in New England. My prayer is that all of the members of our class remain save and healthy.

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Apr 05, 2019 at 4:33 PM

I am saddened to hear of Ed's death. It has been years, but I remember Ed. As, and Episcopal priest, I am always happy to hear that a fellow classmate was active in his or her place of worship!  I will offer prayers for Ed on Sunday during our Mass. Peace, Fr. Don Parker.

 

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