Obituary: John Parsons Jr., of Medford

Parsons died Saturday, Jan. 25.

John Parsons Jr. Photo credit: Keefe Funeral Home
John Parsons Jr. Photo credit: Keefe Funeral Home
The following is from Keefe Funeral Home.

John F. Parsons Jr., 66, of Medford, formerly of Cambridge, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at home in the company of Marina, his loving wife of 23 years.

John was born in Cambridge on March 8, 1947, to John and Helen (Mahoney) Parsons. He attended St. Mary of the Annunciation Elementary and High School, where he was a star 2nd baseman and pitcher. He then served two years in the U.S. Navy followed by 20 years in the MA National Guard. He enjoyed a 40 year career with the U.S. Postal Service. He enjoyed family and friends, attending to his gardens, and was a passionate fan of the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and Boston College where his brother graduated from.

He is survived by his wife Marina and her three children, Lisa Natale and her spouse Timothy Flaherty of Cambridge, Billy Natale and his wife Elisa of Medford, and Pasquale Natale and Angie of Orlando, Fla. Five grandchildren, Samantha, Pasquale, Timothy, Alec and Isiah. His brother Timothy “Ted” Parsons and his wife Rosalie of Hilton Head, N.C. Cousin of Robert and his wife Patricia, John and his wife Barbara, and Anne Donahue, eight nieces and nephews, and 20 grandnieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., Route 60 (adjacent to St. Agnes Church), ARLINGTON, on Saturday at 9 a.m. Funeral mass will be held at Saint Raphael Church, Medford, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation Friday 4-8 p.m. Burial is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence, visit www.keefefuneralhome.com.


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