Donald J. Parks, Sr.


Donald J. Parks, Sr., 74, of Danbury, died on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Danbury Hospital.

Donald was born in Danbury, May 28, 1939, a son of the late Charles D. and Harriet A. (Lattin) Parks. He attended local schools and was a former employee with the Scovill Manufacturing Corporation of Waterbury

Prior to his illness, Mr. Parks was a daily communicant at St. Peter Church, Danbury where he was a member.

He loved his family and idolized his daughter, Karen and his mother, Harriet. Donald will be sorely missed.

Donald is survived in addition to his daughter, Karen L. Scarpa and her husband, Joseph of Sacramento, CA, by three sons, Donald J. Parks, Jr. and his wife, Natalie Marie of Texas, Dwight F. Parks and his wife, Connie and Douglas A. Parks both of Colorado; a brother, William V. Parks and his wife, Hilda of Pownal, VT; three sisters, Charlene A. Barney and her husband, Kenneth Sr., Emily F. Valente and her husband, Lawrence of New Fairfield and Linda L. Scribner and her husband, Robert A. of New Milford; six grandchildren, Jordan and Amanda, Gregg and Charlie Jr. and Parker and Wes.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Parks was predeceased by his son, Charles D. Parks; two brothers, Charles D. Parks and John A. Parks and by his former wife, Gwendolyn (Stevens) Parks.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM in St. Peter Church, Danbury.

Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury.

The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 6 PM to 8 PM.

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