BRONXVILLE, Mass. - Edward T. Parker, 86, of Bronxville, New York, formerly of Northbridge, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 after a lengthy illness.
He leaves a son, Benjamin T. Parker of Bronxville, N.Y. and a granddaughter, Caitlin Nicole Parker of Bronxville, N.Y., a brother, Everett Parker of Florida, his former wife, Anita (Marsoopian) Parker of New York and many nephews and nieces in the Worcester County area. He was also predeceased a son, Michael E. Parker, died in 1970, two brothers, Angus A. Parker, Jr., Robert A. Parker and three sisters, E. Faye Walker, Elsie Mae Breton and Joan Bouley.
He was born in Whitinsville, son of the late Angus A. Sr. and Mary (Frieswick) Parker.
He graduated from Northbridge High School in 1944 and graduated from both Clark University in Worcester with a bachelors degree and Illinois Institute of Technology with a masters degree. He also attended Yale University as a researcher in radioactive isotopes in rabbits.
He was Navy veteran serving as a petty officer/radioman 2nd Class serving in the Pacific
theater and was honorably discharged in1946. He was a racing secretary at Yonkers Raceway and Assistant Racing Secretary at Roosevelt Raceway in New York and owned and operated Metro Feed and Grain Supply until his retirement. He also served as racing secretary at Goshen and Monticello Racetracks and as a youth worked at the former Oakhurst Horse Farm in Sutton for the Whitin family. He was also a charter
member of the American Harness Racing Association. He served as a volunteer fireman in
Sugarloaf, New York. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Whitinsville.
He was also an outstanding fisherman and was an excellent cook, he loved playing bridge and Round Square dancing and cherished his granddaughter Caitlin and loved his days with her.
After cremation, a memorial service will be held at the United Presbyterian Church in
Whitinsville at a later date. Interment will follow in Warwick, New York where he will
be buried next to his son Michael.