Parks, David E.

David E. Parks, 80, of Canton, passed away July 19 at the Hellenic Nursing Home.

Born in Derry, NH, he was raised in Manchester, NH, and graduated from Manchester High School and Northeastern University and was a veteran of the United States Navy. Dave has lived in Canton since 1966 and worked as a director of manufacturing for Kokasai Corp. for 40 years before retiring. In his free time he enjoyed boating and was an avid fisherman.

Beloved husband of Maureen J. (Duff). Father of Daniel E. Parks and his wife, Paige, of Staunton, VA, and Jennifer Tapper and her husband, Corey, of Marblehead. Grandfather of Hannah Parks of Washington, D.C., John David Parks of Arlington, VA, and Abigail Parks of Ocean City, MD, and Lilly, Kyle and Molly Tapper, all of Marblehead. Brother of Warren Parks of Bedford, NH, and the late Beverly Pitko.

Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington Street, on Friday, July 31, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, only 30 guests are allowed in the funeral home at a time, masks are required, and guests should bring their own pens to sign the register book. Funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church in Canton Saturday, August 1, at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Hellenic Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 601 Sherman St., Canton, MA 02021. For guestbook, see

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