Kenneth Morton Parker - age: 81
(June 28, 1936 to March 02, 2018
Friends and relatives may call at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home 365 Main St, Wednesday March 7, 2018 from 12 to 1 PM. A 1:00 pm service will follow with a private family committal at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Graveside service will conclude with US Navy Honors.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (lls.org) or the Animal Refuge League (arlgp.org).
Saco, Kenneth Morton Parker, 81, of Huff Road, Lyman passed away Friday,March 2, 2018 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. He was born in Saco June 28, 1936 to Clifford and Mina (Morton) Parker Sr.
Ken is survived by his companion of over 30 years Mary Rittal of Lyman, son Kenneth M. Parker II and wife Marylu of Tewksbury, MA., daughter Dawn Staples of North Waterboro and Chris Staples, son David W. Parker and wife Susan of Marietta, GA., and son Wayne K. Parker and wife Kathy of Hollis, brother Richard Parker and wife Mary of Kennebunk, sister Virginia Gagne of Saco, 12 grandchildren, Amanda, Lauren, Brad, John, Allison, Elizabeth, Luke, Kelsey, Emily, Sarah, Samantha, Kaylie and 3 great grandchildren Kaleb, Zoie and Gabriel.
Ken attended local schools and graduated from Thornton Academy in 1954. He was a US Navy veteran, serving on the USS Antietam. After serving his country, he returned home and held several jobs before being employed by the Biddeford Saco Water Company. He later found employment as a custodian for SAD 57 at various schools within the district until his retirement.
Ken enjoyed life, especially woodworking, kayaking, canoeing, camping and fishing in northern Maine, and spending time with family and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife Beverly (Grace) Parker in 1983.