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Jacqueline R. 'Jackie' Parker

October 30, 2018

Jacqueline R. "Jackie" Parker, 69, of Pillar Point passed away at her home on Tuesday evening, October 30, 2018.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 4, at 1:30 PM at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown with Pastor Jeff Smith, of First Baptist Church, presiding. Following the service at the funeral home, the family invites friends to the Dexter American Legion for a celebration of her life starting at 3 PM.

Jackie was born in Alexandria Bay on September 1, 1949, daughter of John E. "Jack" and Betty M. Londraville Connolly. She was a graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy. On September 9, 1972 she married Arthur H. Parker at Holy Family Church with Rev. Euclid Marier officiating.

Before her marriage she worked as a secretary at Black Clawson, Watertown. After marrying Art, the couple lived in Syracuse for 25 years. While in Syracuse she worked for a telephone credit union and then with her husband, they owned and operated Quality Brands, a food distributor. In 1997 the couple moved to Pillar Point. She then worked for Marra's Home Care as a secretary in the billing department for 20 years.

Jackie enjoyed bowling in her younger years. She was an avid fan of Syracuse Athletics, especially football and basketball. She was an excellent tailgater and attended many games at the Dome.

Along with her husband, Arthur, Jackie is survived by her two sons, Brian A. Parker and wife, Eliza, S. Glens Falls and Craig P. Parker, Dexter; two grandchildren, Macy and Keagan Parker; seven sisters, Linda A. Bartling, Clearwater, FL, Kathryn J. Ward and husband, Gary, Watertown, Susan E. Weldon and husband, Jim, Rouse's Point, Debbie L. Devine and husband, Ronald, Watertown, Mary E. Steele and husband, Dennis, Watertown, Betty L. Cheever and husband, Russ, Cicero, and Nancy A. Marra and husband, John, Brownville; brother, John T. Connolly and wife, Rebecca A., Watertown; sister-in-law, Priscilla Lewis and husband, James, Carthage; two brothers-in-law, Joseph Parker and wife, Brenda, Watertown and Dennis Parker and wife, Julie, Clayton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, Jackie's family wishes donations in her name to the American Lung Association of NY, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

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#11 Rhianna Reynolds 2018-11-04 10:41
Art, Brian and Craig,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Jamie will always hold a special place in our hearts. I'll never forget and always appreciate the days our family spent with you all on Pillar Point. I spent many hours at the table with Jackie, having many conversations and will also cherish those moments. We love you guys.
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#10 Pat Minnich 2018-11-04 07:58
So sorry to hear of the passing of such a sweet soul. She always had a smile and a hug when we met. Blessings and prayers to my friend Nancy and her family.

Your friend always,

Pat
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#9 Gary Bowman 2018-11-02 20:40
Art and your family, I am so sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing. You both were great friends and I was proud to be part of your wedding. The years drew us apart as our lives have gone their own ways but I will cherish my memories of your wife and our friendship. I will see you on Sunday. My very best, Gary Bowman
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#8 Sara Robbins Daniels 2018-11-02 08:29
Mary, John, family....I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Sister, Jackie....I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers at this extremely difficult time....sending my sincerest condolences...
Sara Robbins Daniels
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#7 Maggie & Yves 2018-11-02 07:07
Brian, Eliza and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with now and always. Love ya.
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#6 Linda Derosia Kowani 2018-11-01 20:47
I worked with Jackie at Black Clawson. Fond memories. Sweet girl with great personality. So sorry for your loss.
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#5 Kathy Claflin 2018-11-01 20:17
Nancy & Connolly family,
So sorry to hear about Jackie. Such a close family. may God bless you all!
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#4 Art ,Butch, Files 2018-11-01 19:37
I will dearly miss my good friend. She was a joy to be around and we spent many, many hours talking about our youthful years, sitting in the sun and gazing at Lake Ontario with our spouses. See you again in the future. Love always Butch & Jan
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#3 Robert Bouchard 2018-11-01 19:06
Art,
Very sorry to hear about Jackie. She graduated with me
and was a wonderful person. Please call me if you need anything. Bob
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#2 Olympia Andrews 2018-11-01 17:15
Sorry to hear of the passing of one of my former Neighbors and friends' Mom. You are all are in my thoughts and prayer during this time of sorrow. Jackie was a wonderful person and she will be missed.
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