Sally N. (Atkinson) Parent
Sally N. (Atkinson) Parent, 87, former longtime resident of Asbury Street,
Hamilton, beloved wife of Edward Parent Jr, joined the angels in Heaven on
Friday July 26, 2019.
Born in Ipswich on March 20, 1932 she was one of two children of the late
Harold W. and Mabel I. (Spencer) Atkinson. Sally was raised in Ipswich, a
1950 graduate of Ipswich High School. The year of graduation she was the
winner of the Miss Hampton Beach pageant. She continued her education at
Burdett College graduating as a trained stenographer secretary. She went
on to be employed for many years as a stenographer at United Engineers in
Boston. Married in 1959 the Parents made Hamilton their home where they
raised their family of five children.
Sally had a huge heart and was very active with St Paulís Church donating
her time and energy in helping the churchís community.
In addition to her husband of sixty-five years, she is survived by her
children, Sharon Parent Hodges of
Ocala Florida, Ed Parent III and his wife Kimberly of Epping NH, John
Parent and his partner Doug Verville of Palomar Mountain CA, Susan Boyé
and her husband Don of Hamilton, and Jeff Parent and his wife Felicia of
Topsfield. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren, Marco Hodges,
Angela Drougas, Christopher Drougas, Crystal Hodges, Rebecca Hodges,
Charlee Drougas, Brianna Parent, Brekton Drougas; two great grandchildren,
Gavin and Wesley Hodges and a dear sister, Marilyn (Bunny) Tilbury.
A family member has requested that those attending Sallyís services wear
something in her favorite color, blue
Her funeral will be held 8 am Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by the
celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 9 am in St. Pauls
Church, 50 Union Street, Hamilton. Family and friends are cordially
invited. Visiting hours will be Tuesday 4 to 7 pm. Interment will be in
the Hamilton Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to
the Alzheimerís Association, www. act.alz.org/donate.
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