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Nancy (Slattery) Parson

KENT — Nancy (Slattery) Parson, 81, of Kent passed away peacefully on Dec. 7, 2011, at The Kent Specialty Care Center Nursing Home. She was the beloved wife of Hilmer P. Parson. Mrs. Parson was born in Oneonta, N.Y., on March 13, 1930, daughter of the late Methyl Venice (Natino) and Arthur Edmund Slattery. She grew up in Bronx, N.Y., and graduated from Hunter College High School. She went on to the White Plains School of Nursing and attended their affiliate school in Storrs, Conn. She married her childhood sweetheart, Hilmer P. Parson, on Aug. 12, 1950, and they settled in Pelham, N.Y., to raise their family. Through the years, she worked as a nurse at Mount Vernon Hospital and, after moving to Connecticut, at Geer Memorial Health Center, Winsted Memorial Hospital, Pope John Paul II Health Center and New Milford Hospital, retiring in 1995. She was a talented seamstress and loved nature. Mrs. Parson always had a twinkle in her eye and an unwavering faith. She was a Stephen Minister and an active member in every church community to which she belonged. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.In addition to her husband of 61 years, she is survived by her son, David Parson and his wife, Cindy, of Mill River, Mass.; her son, Gary Parson and his wife, Terry, of Virginia Beach, Va.; her daughter, Jeryl Parson of Red Lake Falls, Minn.; her daughter, Nan Rossiter and her husband, Bruce, of New Milford; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her brother, Richard Slattery, of San Diego, Calif., and his wife, Ninfa; and several nieces and nephews.A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving will be held at The First Congregational Church of Kent, on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to one of her favorite charities, Operation Smile, 6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509 or at www.operationsmile.org.Arrangements are under the care of the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon.

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