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Steven W. Parker

August 11th, 2019

Steven W. Parker, age 62, of Wilmington, passed away on Friday, August 9th from complications related to a massive stroke suffered while recovering from open heart surgery. At the time, he was surrounded by members of his loving family and friends.

Steven was born on Dec. 23rd, 1956 in Boston, MA. He was the beloved husband of Shari (Dennis Belding) Parker, and the son of Edward and Ann Parker (formerly of Braintree, MA.), where Steve graduated from high school in 1974. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Business at Bentley University in 1978, Steve’s career included a senior management position with Corp. Tech, Inc. in Burlington, and for the past 16 years he has been a Senior Partner and Vice-President at Digitell, Inc. working with his brother Jim as part owner of the company.

During Steve’s high school and college days, he was a successful baseball pitcher for both Braintree High School and Bentley College, earning numerous awards for both on and off field accomplishments. In his youth, Steve was involved in DeMolay, scouting, and local church and youth activities in the South Shore area. His love for sports continued as a loyal Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and Celtics fan, and he could frequently be seen wearing a shirt or jersey of one of his favorite teams. Additionally, Steve was passionate about music, evident by his skill as a drummer and his participation in various bands and venues. Steve also enjoyed the game of golf, and whenever possible liked to play a competitive round against his two brothers, Bruce & Jim.

In recent years, Steve and Shari have enjoyed traveling, golfing together, planning for retirement years, and creating a natural habitat for local birds and other species of nature. Steve had an amazing Koi pond in the front of the house and several bird feeders in the backyard that attracted cardinals, blue jays, finches, and, of course, squirrels. His love for nature and the outdoors was appreciated by all who knew him well!

Steve will be missed by his parents, Ann & Ed Parker, from Hobe Sound, Florida, who have greatly appreciated his patient love, kindness, and oversight throughout their lives. Steve was always available by phone or in person to help meet their needs and give wisdom to the challenges they now face as senior citizens. His personal care for them and for so many others will be greatly missed.

Steven was the beloved husband of Shari (Dennis Belding) Parker, the father of Ryan & Stephanie Parker, and step-father of Jesse, Rick, Valerie and Henry Belding, all of Wilmington. He is also survived by his parents, Ann & Ed, brothers Bruce (and his wife Sandy) of Hood River, Oregon and Jim (and his wife Judy) of Mayville, NY.; and brother-in-law of Steve Dennis of Dallas, TX. His family also includes 10 nieces and nephews (Kristin, David, Paul, James, Andrew, Kimberly, Michael, Joey, Elena and Claire).

Funeral services will be from the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Avenue (Rt. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, August 14th at 10 AM, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Wilmington Congregational Church, 220 Middlesex Avenue at 11 AM. Visiting Hours will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 13th from 4:00 to 8:00pm.

Memorial donations can be made in Steve’s name to the MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02130.

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15 Entries in Guest Book for “Steven W. Parker”

  1. John Marcantonio says:

    Steve I will never forget that grin of yours and traveling on the road with you , with your Red Sox shirt on and me with my Yankee jersey and people looking at us like what are you guys doing together. And we laughed, we’ve had so much fun together , you are a great man and I’m glad that we became friends ! Rest in peace my friend , see you sometime down the road ????

  2. John Marcantonio says:

    Steve I will never forget that grin of yours and traveling on the road with you , with your Red Sox shirt on and me with my Yankee jersey and people looking at us like what are you guys doing together. And we laughed, we’ve had so much fun together , you are a great man and I’m glad that we became friends ! Rest in peace my friend , see you sometime down the road !

  3. Liz Himmel Milch says:

    Heart felt condolences. RIP Steve ??????

  4. Andrew Himmel says:

    My sincerest condolences to Steve’s family, but especially Bruce, Jim, Uncle Eddie and Aunt Ann.
    xo,
    Andrew

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  5. Lea & David Smith says:

    We are beyond saddened for Steven’s passing. It is hard to process. Shari we cannot possibly understand your feelings at the moment. We were so looking forward to being neighbors in Florida. Ann & Eddie to lose a child is
    Incomprehensible. Jimmy and Bruce your loss of a brother/best friend is beyond sad. We pray God will give you peace and understanding. Steven Rest In Peace.

  6. Lisa Hold says:

    Though I never met you, I felt I knew some wonderful qualities through my (childhood friend) Shari’s loving posts. Your legacy seems to be one of great kindness, love, generosity and a fun loving spirit. May we all live such exemplary lives. Condolences to your entire family who will be missing you so much.

  7. Michael Piper says:

    I feel privileged to have met you, and immensely saddened to have lost you so soon after.
    May all that have known you,
    never forget
    your magnanimous and kind disposition.

  8. Joe and Debbi Kirk says:

    Shari, Jim, and all the Parkers,
    Steven was such a wonderful soul always brining a big welcoming smile wherever he went. We want to pass along our heartfelt sympathy to all of you.
    Blessings,
    Joe and Debbi Kirk

  9. Lydia Smith says:

    My deepest condolences. I’m always going to remember Steve’s welcoming, cheerful smile. It’s hard to imagine a Smith Family Reunion without his enthusiastic presence and interest.

  10. Barbie Kerins says:

    Shari,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.
    Barbie Kerins

  11. Peter Keefe says:

    I want to share my most heartfelt condolences with you all. Shari you and Steve’s courtship was a joy to watch, the true love and pleasure you exuded together was infectious to be around, and made any with you feel better about the world. Jim, Judy, Michael and Joey and the rest of the Parker family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Ryan I had the privilege to work with you once, and it drew my love and respect for your father to a higher plane. To see he had raised such a good person was a credit to him as a man.

  12. Pat & John Knapp says:

    We are deeply saddened by Steven’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers
    go out to Shari and the Parker family. We will surely miss him.

  13. Dom And Chyrel Angelini says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family on Steve’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ann, Eddie and the whole family.

  14. Steven Patti says:

    Steve was my first boss when I first started working at CorpTech in 1989, and I have a lot of good memories of my time there with him. I am sorry for your loss, prayers for Steve and family.

  15. allen merritt says:

    I will always remember Steve’s kindness and generosity the many times I worked with him. He was calm, cool and collected no matter what was going on. I am so sorry to hear of his loss. My deepest condolences to the Parker family and may Steve rest in peace.

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