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NEWPORT Florence Parsons, 92, died February 21, 2011 at the Odd Fellows Home in Auburn. She was born May 6, 1918 in Plymouth, a daughter of Guy and Emma (Nelson) Slipp. She graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1936, and attended the Maine School of Commerce, which is currently Husson University in Bangor. She was married to Robert Wilson Parsons, who predeceased her in 1988.

She was employed for many years as a bookkeeper at Gilman Hardware in Newport, retiring in 1989. She attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Newport and was a member of Eastville Grange, Victoria Rebekahs # 74, Lakeside Ladies, and the Friendship Craft Club.

Florence is survived by 2 sons, Robert of Windham and David of New York; a daughter, Cynthia Filieo of Florida; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the fine staff at the Odd Fellows Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Odd Fellows Home Activities Fund, 85 Caron Lane, Auburn, ME 04210.

At her request, there will be no visitation. A graveside committal service will be held 1 PM Friday, June 17th, at the family lot, Riverside Cemetery, Newport, with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at

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