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Official Obituary of: John W. Parks 01/09/2018

John W. Parks 01/09/2018

CUMBERLAND, RI – John W. Parks, 59, of Cumberland, RI passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018.  He was the most loving and devoted husband of Cathy (Picard) Parks.  They would have celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on April 3rd.

Born in Attleboro, MA, he was a son of the late Robert and Nancy (Rhind) Parks.

Employed by Chace Building Supply, he was the head sales contractor for over 25 years.

John was a gunner’s mate in the U.S. Navy and served from 1976 until 1982.

Things he enjoyed most were fishing, cooking, and playing cards and billiards with his wife.  He was an avid fan of New England sports teams.

Besides his wife, John is survived by his children: Alex and his fiancée Jessica Trask of Charleston, SC, Jenna Parks of Attleboro and Kristen Saulnier and her husband Stephen of Medfield, MA;

His siblings: Sue Ellen Lambert and husband James, Robert Parks and wife Kelly, Patricia Trowers and husband Hecton, and Melissa Vose;

His father and mother-in-law: Bradford and Patricia Picard;

His brothers and sisters-in-law: Brad Picard, Jr. and wife Kathy, Brenda Brand and husband Kent, Mike Picard and wife Karyn and Jenn Moscarelli and husband Rocco;

His goddaughter, Rylee Mulholland and many nieces, nephews and his beloved dogs.

He was brother of the late Michael Parks.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, January 14 from 12p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home immediately following visitation at 2 p.m.  Burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 or at www.diabetes.org.

To sign an online guestbook for John, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

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  • John Almost one year and its not easier for I miss you so much, Our son got married Yes He finally did it!  It was beautiful, Not much else has happen Oh Kris Had her Knee Cap replace so far so good!  Everyone is still missing you like crazy I cry every day!  I feel your hugs!  I love you so much I hope your happy and Healthy. Be on the lookout when its time for me to see you again! My family has been taking good care of me! Kris Brenda and Jenn and Mom and Dad are always there for me!  As I sit here and Cry I miss u like crazy!  Happy Thanksgiving Babe Your favorite meal!  Enjoy Im having a steak LOL   Well till i can Hug you and give you a big kiss  again,I love you so much! <3

  • So sorry for your loss, Cathy. I knew John from his Riley Lumber days and just heard about his passing. I know you will see him again. Prayers for you and your family.

  • John no words can describe how I am feeling. you were my world and I loved you so much. I really don’t know how I am going to live without you, you were my life best friend husband and the father to our children. Its only been three weeks and the pain is getting harder by the day. I hope you are with your Mom and Dad and Brother now, please leave room for me, I know you will be waiting to great me in Heaven. Till I see you again Prayer Love you forever and a Day! Love your wife Cat

    Cathy Parks

  • Condolences to the Parks family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

  • Although we will never know why John left this earth too soon, I do know that the mark he left on us will remain in our hearts forever. Rest peacefully my friend. My sincerest sympathies to all that are hurting from this tragic loss. May the memories of just how special John was remain in our hearts forever and be thankful that we had the privaledge to have known such a special, ,caring, loving and giving man.

  • Our deepest sympathies to the Parks Family. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers during this difficult.

  • My Deepest Sympathies to The Parks family…What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why John left this earth so soon, or why he left before you were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that he died, but that he lived. And that his life gave you all memories too beautiful to forget. May he rest in Peace

  • We knew John many years ago from another lifetime. He was a very funny and outgoing guy. We are so sad to hear this news. Rest in peace john. To his family, our sincere condolences at this very sad time..

  • We are so sorry about John’s passing. We pray that your family be blessed with the strength and faith to carry you through these times. Love from the Phipps’ family: Ken & Linda, Rick, and Barbara.

  • We’ll always think of John as the kind soul that he was. He will be missed. My heart goes out to Cathy and the rest of the family. God rest your soul. Sending prayers.

  • To Bobby, Sue Ellen, Patti, and Missy, I will miss Pumpkin. He was my best friend growing up on Jay St. and I’m so sorry…. all the delvecchio’s from jay street give our deepest sympathy

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  1. To Bobby, Sue Ellen, Patti, and Missy, I will miss Pumpkin. He was my best friend growing up on Jay St. and I’m so sorry…. all the delvecchio’s from jay street give our deepest sympathy

  2. We’ll always think of John as the kind soul that he was. He will be missed. My heart goes out to Cathy and the rest of the family. God rest your soul. Sending prayers.

  3. We are so sorry about John’s passing. We pray that your family be blessed with the strength and faith to carry you through these times. Love from the Phipps’ family: Ken & Linda, Rick, and Barbara.

  4. We knew John many years ago from another lifetime. He was a very funny and outgoing guy. We are so sad to hear this news. Rest in peace john. To his family, our sincere condolences at this very sad time..

  5. My Deepest Sympathies to The Parks family…What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why John left this earth so soon, or why he left before you were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that he died, but that he lived. And that his life gave you all memories too beautiful to forget. May he rest in Peace

  6. Our deepest sympathies to the Parks Family. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers during this difficult.

  7. Although we will never know why John left this earth too soon, I do know that the mark he left on us will remain in our hearts forever. Rest peacefully my friend. My sincerest sympathies to all that are hurting from this tragic loss. May the memories of just how special John was remain in our hearts forever and be thankful that we had the privaledge to have known such a special, ,caring, loving and giving man.

  8. Condolences to the Parks family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

  9. John no words can describe how I am feeling. you were my world and I loved you so much. I really don’t know how I am going to live without you, you were my life best friend husband and the father to our children. Its only been three weeks and the pain is getting harder by the day. I hope you are with your Mom and Dad and Brother now, please leave room for me, I know you will be waiting to great me in Heaven. Till I see you again Prayer Love you forever and a Day! Love your wife Cat

    Cathy Parks

  10. So sorry for your loss, Cathy. I knew John from his Riley Lumber days and just heard about his passing. I know you will see him again. Prayers for you and your family.

  11. John Almost one year and its not easier for I miss you so much, Our son got married Yes He finally did it!  It was beautiful, Not much else has happen Oh Kris Had her Knee Cap replace so far so good!  Everyone is still missing you like crazy I cry every day!  I feel your hugs!  I love you so much I hope your happy and Healthy. Be on the lookout when its time for me to see you again! My family has been taking good care of me! Kris Brenda and Jenn and Mom and Dad are always there for me!  As I sit here and Cry I miss u like crazy!  Happy Thanksgiving Babe Your favorite meal!  Enjoy Im having a steak LOL   Well till i can Hug you and give you a big kiss  again,I love you so much! <3

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