Ronald F. ParkhurstOctober 13, 1930 ~ November 14, 2017 (age 87)
Ronald Francis Parkhurst
Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather & Great- Grandfather
Torrington - Ronald Francis Parkhurst, 87, formerly of Woodbury, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Valerie Manor. He was the loving husband of the late Virginia Parkhurst.
Ronald was born October 13, 1930 in Cicero, New York son of the late Francis & Anita (Davidson) Parkhurst.
Ronald attended local schools and was proud of and devoted to spending time with his family and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was self employed, owning Ronald F. Parkhurst and Son and was in business for forty years in and throughout Woodbury and the surrounding towns. He was an active member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Bridgeport, an active parishioner at St. Paul’s Episcopalian Church in Woodbury, and known for his various hobbies which included being an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman who also loved camping with his family.
Ronald was known for his calm and composed mannerism, his love of sweets, especially milk shakes and Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and his perpetual affections for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Kevin Parkhurst and his wife Nancy of Watertown, Marjorie Parkhurst and her wife Sally of Colebrook, Daniel Parkhurst of Woodbury, Michael Parkhurst of Woodbury and David Parkhurst of Key West, Florida; in addition to sixteen grandchildren, twenty one great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He also leaves his sisters, Karen and her husband Edward Freedman of Frankfort, New York and Hope and her husband Ralph Blencowe of Durhamville, New York.
He was predeceased by his brother, Neil and his sister Joan, also his great-grandson Paul Cordero.
Ronald also leaves close family in Upstate New York and throughout Connecticut. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Valerie Manor, Athena Home Care and Hospice as well as St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for the unending kindness they showed to Ronald.
Athena Home Care and Hospice
135 South Road, #1, Farmington CT 06032