June E. Parsons
WILMINGTON- June Ellen Parsons, 93, a longtime resident of Fairview Avenue, died at Pine Heights Nursing Home in Brattleboro on Wednesday, April 3, following a brief illness. Born in Wardsboro on September 28, 1925, she is the last surviving child born to Freeman and Rose (Robbins) Lazelle. She grew up in South Wardsboro where she attended the one-room schoolhouse. She married Jesse J. Parsons Sr. who died November 26, 1976.
Devoted to her family, Mrs. Parson’s home was always open to friends and family, and for many years her home became the coffee stop for the many people who would stop by daily. She enjoyed arts and crafts and sewing. She also loved going for long rides on the backroads. A lifelong animal lover, she always had a dog. Her most recent was Chase, whom she adored.
Mrs. Parsons was one of the original attendees at The Gathering Place in Brattleboro and subsequently in Dover when the facility opened there. Her time spent there enabled her to be social, independent, and enhanced her quality of life, for which her family is grateful.
She leaves her son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Jody Parsons, of Wilmington; daughter-in-law Betty Parsons, of Wardsboro; grandchildren Daniel Parsons, of Wardsboro, Julie Sullivan, of Wilmington, and Jason Parsons, of Wilmington; great-grandchildren Cody and Darren Sullivan, and Logan Parsons; nieces and nephews, Steve Lazelle’s family, Judy Brown and children, and Ray Lazelle Jr. and children.
She was preceded in death by her son Jesse J. Parsons Jr. in August 2017; brothers Roy Lazelle, Ray Lazelle Sr., and Harold Lazelle; a sibling Otis, in infancy; and nephew Steve Lazelle in 2017.
Graveside funeral services will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in Wardsboro in May where she will be laid to rest next to her husband Jesse.
Memorial gifts may be made in her memory to The Gathering Place in care of the Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington,VT 05363.
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