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CORINNA – Harold L. Parker, 81, is now driving his Allis Chalmers tractor on the streets of gold, after a short battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was born November 1, 1925 in Corinna a son of Lawrence and Linnie (Brown) Parker. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was at the Battle of The Bulge in Germany. He married the love of his life, his wife of 61 years, the former Lurene M. Bryson. Harold was a dairy farmer, and raised two daughters, Cheryl and Coleen. Harold was a member of the Morses Corner Baptist Church, and served as a deacon for many years. He retired from Dexter Shoe Company. Harold and Lurene enjoyed many years spending winters in Florida, then returning to their home in Maine for the summer. He loved to work in his shop, making furniture and toys for his family, tinkering on his tractors, and fixing almost anything that was broken for anyone.

He will be sadly missed by wife, Lurene; daughters, Cheryl Parker, Coleen Swan and husband Danny; a sister, Marilyn Conway; grand-daughters Stacey Benge, Suzanne Graves and husband Dale, and Stephanie Swan; grandsons Craig and Marc Boyington and Sebadino Parker; great grandsons, John and Alex Benge, Noah and Tyler Swan, and Garett Graves. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister Muriel Smith, and an infant son, Harold Parker, Jr.

Family visiting hours and graveside committal services will be held on Saturday, December 9th. Burial will be in Morses Corner Cemetery, Corinna. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Columbia University ALS Gift Fund, c/o Columbia University Medical Center, Development Office, 110 Haven Avenue, Suite 29D, New York, NY 10032. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. To sign an on-line guest book and leave written condolences , please visit

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