Warren Maxwell Parsons died peacefully at the Care One Nursing Home on April 20, 2020 in Concord, Massachusetts at the age of 93. He is survived by his loving children Valerie Green of Littleton, MA (with husband David Green), Christopher Parsons of Littleton, MA (with husband Niddy Saengsrichan), Victoria Young of Fairfax, VA (with husband Bob Young), Susan Link of Troy, MI (with husband Paul Link), and his daughter in law Terry Garon of Scituate, MA. In addition, he leaves behind six adoring grandchildren, Rachel and Thomas Green of Littleton, MA, Julia and Lauren Young of Fairfax, VA, Samuel and Alexandra Link of Troy, MI, and many dear cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Parsons is preceded in death by his wives, Cynthia C. Parsons and Pam Parsons, daughter, Gail H. Rainey, son, Robert A. Garon and sister, Joan M. Young.
Mr. Parsons was born on November 16, 1926 in Everett, MA to Harvey and Elvina Parsons. He graduated from Tufts in 1949 with a degree in Biochemistry. He married his first wife Pam Branney, in 1948 and his second wife Cynthia C. Parsons in 1967. He moved to Sherborn, MA in 1970, and worked for Cabot Corporation as an International Marketing Manager until his retirement. Mr. Parsons served our country proudly as a US Naval Service Pharmacist's Mate, Third Class in Newport, RI and received both the Victory Medal and the American Theatre Medal.
Mr. Parsons was an accomplished Bridge and Chess player and was a boxer earlier in life. He played in the 1955 North American Bridge Championships and won the most Masters Points of any other Massachusetts player. He also played football and track in high school as well as college and was President of his Church Youth Forum. In his high school yearbook, Class of 1944, his friends described him as "Tall, broad, athletic too. A manly fellow, through and through." Mr. Parsons loved animals, loved to plant tomatoes in the summer, loved to tell a good joke, and always enjoyed attending horse races. He will be remembered for his wry sense of humor and his love of classical musical theater.
An immediate-family-only graveside service is scheduled for 11 am on Monday, April 27th at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, MA (live streamed for all others. Please check back for a link which will be posted here), Visitation will be held from 1pm-3pm on Sunday, April 26th at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St. Littleton, MA. Only 10 people at a time will be allowed in the building for visitation and everyone is requested to wear safety masks.
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The family would like to thank the entire staff at Care One Concord for the tremendous care they provided.