Ge­orge “Rick” Par­sons

The News-Times (Sunday) - - Obituaries / News -

Ge­orge “Rick” Par­sons, age 73, of Bethel, CT died Tues­day, Septem­ber 25, 2018 at Dan­bury Hospi­tal. He was the hus­band of Pamela (Dunn) Par­sons.

Rick was born in Dan­bury, CT, June 26, 1945, son of the late Wil­son F. and Ge­or­gia­belle E. (Sharra) Par­sons. He was a grad­u­ate of Bethel High School’s Class of 1963 and served in the United States Na­tional Guard for six years. Rick worked as a welder for CL&P, which later be­came North­east Util­i­ties and then Yan­kee Gas. He re­tired from the gas dis­tri­bu­tion depart­ment af­ter 47 years. Rick was an avid out­doors­man, bowhunter, sports­man, and lover of na­ture. More of­ten than not he would come back from a hunt with only sto­ries of the squir­rels that had played around the base of his tree­stand or a unique flower he had spot­ted. Rick had been an ac­tive and beloved mem­ber of Fair­field County Fish and Game Pro­tec­tive As­so­ci­a­tion since 1993. He was club cham­pion five times, com­pet­ing in fishing, archery, ri­fle, pis­tol, trap, skeet, and sport­ing clays. Rick also loved to read and al­ways had a book from the Bethel Li­brary on hand. He was proud to be a life-long blood donor. Rick spent the last nine years as de­voted Pop Pop to his grand­chil­dren, who love and will miss trips with him to JKs, his club, Bounce, and Fer­ris Cream­ery.

In ad­di­tion to his wife he is sur­vived by his two daugh­ters: Sa­man­tha L. Par­sons of Dan­bury, CT, Say­ward L. Par­sons of Sandy Hook, CT, her chil­dren with Matthew Kur­ji­aka: Lahja and Elowen Kur­ji­aka; and brother: Gre­gory W. Par­sons of Citra, FL.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Green­wood Ave., Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 3, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cre­ma­tion will be at the di­rec­tion of the fam­ily.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­ri­als may be made to Amer­i­can Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839 or at­cross. org/do­nate.

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