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Mr. Robert Parsons
  • Donations in Robert's memory may be made to
  • St. James Youth Ministry
    560 Page Street
    Stoughton, MA 02072

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“Dear Joyce and family: I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Deepest sympathy to your family. ”
1 of 29 | Posted by: Susan (Doody) Ferzoco - Ft. Mill, SC

“Joyce I know it has been a very long time since last we spoke but I want you to know how sorry I was to read of Bob's death. Please accept my...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Elaine Sassone Frontero - Salem, MA

“Joyce , I am very sorry to hear of Bob's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. ”
3 of 29 | Posted by: Mickey Melito - Friend

“Beautiful Picture of Bobby, Kimmy and I at Marie's celebration of life in Lake Havasu Jan 2011..Love his smile ! ”
4 of 29 | Posted by: Susan - Gilbert, AZ - Sister

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5 of 29 | Posted by: susan marie korgol - stoughton, MA

“Dear Joyce and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that I am keeping you all in my prayers. My deepest sympathy, Julene...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Julene Crowell - Whitman, MA

“So sorry to hear of Bobby's passing...I was shocked! I will always rember his smile and the way he organized those Fourth of July parades! I know...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Jane Farley - Wareham, MA

“Dear Joyce, Kom , and Jon We are so very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. We know you have wonderful memories of family times with Dad that we...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Lelsey,Bob, Andy, and Dana Bornstein - MA

“deepest regrets joyce and family ”
9 of 29 | Posted by: daa dee dede monk - middleboro, MA

“Joyce, I am truly sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Love, Eileen Keaney ”
10 of 29 | Posted by: Eileen Keaney - Dedham, MA

“Dear Joyce, Jonathan and Kimberly, I am so sorry for your loss. You are such a strong family, and I know you'll help each other through this...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Lauren Josie - Ashland, MA

“Joyce, I am shocked and so saddened by this sudden loss for you and your children. My heart and prayers go out to you, Kimberly and Jonathan and I...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Sue Kirch - Manchester, CT

“There are no words to express how sad I am to hear about your loss Joyce. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time ”
13 of 29 | Posted by: Karen Hughes - Stoughton, MA

“Joyce, Jonathan & Kimmy We remember when you moved in and all the work you did to make your house your home. Especially when you had the...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Marcia & John Shaw - Da;tpm, NH

“Dear Parson's Family, Our Brown Women's Basketball program will always remember the support that he gave our team and coaches! He cheered on all...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Jean Marie Burr - Providence, RI

One of the many 4th of July smiles Bob brought Stoughton children for over 30 years. “Dear Joyce, Thank you for sharing Bob with us. The 4th of July was always a Parson's Family event. Johnathan and Kimberly, Your Dad touched the...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Joseph Mokrisky - Stoughton, MA

“Sorry for your loss we knew the whole family and respected all of you. Our deepest condolences to the Parson family. The Butterworth family. ”
17 of 29 | Posted by: Cindy Butterworth Gillespie - MA

“Joyce, Kim, and Jonathan, We are so sorry to hear that Bob passed away. our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Bob was a great "second daddy"...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Sue LaRosa - MA - Friend

“Joyce and family we were shocked to hear of Bobby's passing and always remember your help with the Massachusetts Lions All State Band for the many...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Mae and Fred Blake - MA - Friends

“My deepest sympathy to the Parsons family. My thoughts are with you all. ”
20 of 29 | Posted by: Jeannie ( Melito ) Paciocco - MA

“Joyce, Jon and Kimmy, We send up prayers for your Dad that he's resting comfortably in Heaven and for you all to have strength through these...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Terry and Bill McKinley - MA

“JP, Kimberly and Jonathan, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father. We are thinking of you all a ton and pray you are...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Courtney Mungovan - Cumberland, RI

“Jon and family, I am very sorry for your loss. Your family was a sure bet in attendance of every football game and competition, cheering us on. I...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Halley Sikes

“My big brother Bobby...you will be greatly missed by so many!..Lots of memories but my favorite is when I lived across the street from you and you...Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: Susan Parsons Gogos - Gilbert, AZ

“I met Bob while I was working @ the A&W in Stoughton. I also knew him during our time in the Golden Rays Drum & Bugle Corp. What a character!! As...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Patti (Case) Yeomans - Stoughton, MA

“Kim I am so sorry for your loss, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
26 of 29 | Posted by: Dan - Randolph, MA - Friend

“I remember the time when Bobby and Joyce drove to Arizona in the 70's. Bobby had his itinerary all written and mapped out. He had every minute of his...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Bonnie McDonald - AZ

“I love you uncle bobby ”
28 of 29 | Posted by: Heather parsons - MA

“Dear Joyce, Jonathan,Kim and family, I'm so very sorry to hear about Bob's passing. We could go on forever about the man he always was. First and...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy Polacco - Taunton, MA


Air Force

Robert Parsons, 60, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, May 24. He was the husband of Joyce M. (Carnes) Parsons. Son of the late Harold and Helen (Uminski) Parsons, he was born in Dorchester and raised in Stoughton. He was a graduate of Stoughton High School, Class of 1969 and Massasoit Community College. Mr. Parsons was an Airman 1st Class in the U.S. Air Force and a Veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was an accountant for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at Massasoit Community College for 30 years before retiring 8 years ago.

Mr. Parsons was the Chairman of the Stoughton 4th of July Committee for 30 years and the Stoughton Fire Station Sub-Committee. He was a Stoughton Town Meeting Rep. in Precinct 1 for many years. He was a member of the Stoughton Municipal Operations Committee and a founding member of the Mass. Lions All-State Band. He was also a longtime communicant of St. James Parish and a life-member of the VFW Post 1645 in Stoughton.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Parsons is survived by his children, Jonathan H. Parsons and Kimberly L. Parsons. He was the brother of Ronald Parsons of Middleboro, George Parsons of Bridgewater, Thomas, William and James Parsons and Susan Gogos all of AZ and the late Marie Brown. He is also survived by a large extended family.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) Stoughton on Wednesday, May 30 at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. James Church, Stoughton at 10 AM. Visiting Hours Tuesday from 4-8 PM. Interment will take place at Maplewood Cemetery, Stoughton. Donations in Robert's memory may be made to St. James Youth Ministry, 560 Page St., Stoughton, MA 02072.