Roger N. Parlin, 79
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WINDHAM -- Roger N. Parlin, 79, of Windham, died on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Maine Medical Center in Portland following a sudden illness. Roger finished up his earthly business and headed North.
He was born in New Vineyard on June 20, 1933, the son of the late Millard and Alverna (Wells) Parlin. Roger graduated from Farmington High School, served as a U.S. Marine during the Korean War, then served as a Maine State Police Officer for 20 years. He finally retired after making his mark as a passionate advocate for state employees with the Maine State Employees Association. Following his retirement, he was employed by Shaw's Supermarket for 12 years as a bagger.
Roger was a true outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, play golf, till the earth and cheer on his beloved Red Sox to victory. But mostly, he just liked to spin a yarn or two, laugh with his family and enjoyed all that life had to offer. During his retirement, he and Connie purchased a retreat in Phillips where he enjoyed the many outdoor activities, such as snowmobiling and bird watching.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Sonny; and his first wife, Betty. He is survived and will be missed by his loving wife, Connie; a brother Robert and sister-in-law Alice; his crew, Doug and Anne, Dave and Kent, Richard and Lisa, Cheryl and Rob, Danny and Jay; his grandchildren, Catherine, Carolyn, Jenna, Christopher, Kaley, Nick and Eric; six great- grandchildren; Connie's children, Vicki, Louri and Joel; and her grandson, Joey. He will be sadly missed by several loving nieces, nephews; cousins; and also by his two four footed canine companions, Suzie Q and Abbie.
Relatives and friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Rd., Windham, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, from 4-7 p.m. A gathering to share stories and celebrate Roger's life will be held at the Dolby Funeral Chapel on Friday at 10 a.m. For online condolences, please visit our website at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be sent to:
35 Acadia Rd.
Casco, Maine 04015
or can be made online at www.campsunshine.org.
Roger N. Parlin
434 River Road, Windham
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 13, 2013