There will be a Celebration of Life for Mrs. Korleen B. Parker, age 89, in May of 2016 at a time and place to be announced by her family. Mrs. Parker of Clayton and Watertown, died Sunday, Sept. 27th, at Samaritan Summit Village.
Korleen was born, May 31, 1926, in Carthage, NY, the daughter of Samuel and Irene Henessey Branagan. She attended Watertown High School.
On February 9, 1945, she married Henry E. Parker. Henry passed away in 1978.
Among the various places Korleen worked were Mercy Hospital and E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur. Korleen’s most important positions in her life, though, were devoted wife of Henry and loving mother and friend to her 6 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Korleen’s favorite past times included playing Kings-in-a-Corner with her many friends, relatives, children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling and reading, as well a walks along the St. Lawrence River.
Surviving are six children, Sandy (Jesse) Zeck of Sodus, NY, Edward (Nancy) Parker of Clayton, Sylvia (Gary) Brodock of Averill Park, NY, Rolla (Cindy) Parker of Rouses Point, NY, Tim Parker of Champlain, NY, Sean (Donna) Parker of Champlain, NY; 14 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Hyneman of Watertown and Korleen’s twin brother, Keith Branagan of Black River; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Korleen was predeceased by two sisters, Dottie Schultz of California and Geraldine Curtis of Watertown; and one brother, Kenneth Branagan of Watertown.
Donations can be made in Korleen’s name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601, or to Summit Village 4th Floor Activities, 22691 Campus Drive, Watertown, NY 13601.