David Larkin Parker, 91, of Hudson, MA, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Northborough, after a period of declining health. He is reunited in heaven with his beloved wife, Louise E. (Sowden) Parker.
David was born in Clinton, MA, on July 13, 1928, a son of the late Lloyd L. and Arline (Knight) Parker. He was raised in Hudson, Ma where he graduated from Hudson High School and subsequently attended The University of Vermont, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business. David honorably served his Nation in the United States Army stationed in Japan following WWII. He started his career after college at Knight Fuel Company and later joined the family business at Larkin Lumber Co.; successfully owning and operating it for many years with is family, before eventually retiring.
A lifelong Hudson resident, he was highly active in the community. He was a member of the Hudson School Committee, Board of Trustees at Hudson Cooperative Bank and Hudson National Bank. He was a call Fireman on the Hudson Fire Department and a member of the Masons. His interests included bowling, sailing his sailboat, and vacationing on Sanibel Island each year. He enjoyed many years of travelling the world with his wife Louise. He also loved to spend time with his family at his cottage on Lake Boon. David especially loved his pets, his dog, Rusty and his cat, Smokey.
David is survived by his children, Jeffrey Parker and his wife Maureen of Hudson, Gary Parker and his wife Enid of Hudson, Greg Parker and his wife Kathryn of Hudson, and Karen LeBlanc and her husband Jacques of Hudson; his grandchildren, Kyle Parker, Corey Parker, Callie Parker, Shayna Parker, Cole Parker, Cameron LeBlanc and Kasey LeBlanc; his great-grandchild, Grayson Parker, his brothers, Alan Parker of Northborough and Lee Parker and his wife Alda of Hudson and his sister in law, Linda Sowden. In addition to his beloved wife Louise E. (Sowden) Parker, his sister-in-law, Mona Parker and his brother-in-law, Donald Sowden, also predeceased him.
Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, a Celebration of His Life will be held at a later time. Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home is honored to be assisting with his arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in loving memory of David L. Parker to: The Alzheimer’s Association