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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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Posted on: Apr 12, 2024 at 9:33 AM

Early Happy Birthday, Bill! May your birthday celebration abound in blessings and surprises. Let's meet half way for dinner soon.

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Feb 24, 2024 at 11:05 AM

What a joy to learn that Roger lived a full life and contributed so much to so many folks. Roger and I were good childhood and teenage friends and had much fun together. After graduation we went separate ways and did not keep in touch, which I regret. I remember Roger as being positive, fun, and caring, and apparently that never changed. My prayers are offered for Roger's family.

Don Parker

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Sep 04, 2023 at 12:04 PM

I am sorry to hear of Joan's death. I remember her as  always being  a kind, joyful, and fun person. May her family be blessed with mounds of joyful memories to help them during this time.  Peace. Don Parker

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May 28, 2023 at 12:02 PM

I was happy to learn that Dian enjoyed a successful life as a teacher and real estate broker. This does not surprise me as she stood out as a leader and a outgoing person in school. My prayer is that Dian is enjoying every minute of her life in heaven - I wonder how her successful experiences here on earth gets translated in heaven. I suspect it is way beyond what she or we could ever dream of!    Don Parker

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Posted on: May 28, 2023 at 11:55 AM

Hi Jeff, I spotted your name here and I just want to say "Hi". I hope you are well. Carol and I are well (for our ages!) and live in Smithfield, R.I. I serve as a leader in OSL Healing Ministry, mostly on Zoom. Have a good summer! Don

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Posted on: Dec 26, 2022 at 1:11 PM

Hi Charlie, It was good to see your note here! I am a retired Episcopal priest living in Rhode Island and still involved in leading a healing ministry. May your new year be a healthy one. Don

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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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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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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.

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