Henry Parsons, 93, former dairy farmer loved trains


GT. BARRINGTON–Henry G. Parsons, 93, of North Hillsdale passed away on Saturday April 24, 2010 at the Timberlyn Heights Nursing Center.

He was born on April 13, 1917 in Mt. Vernon to Harry and Ida (Webber) Parsons.

Mr. Parsons had lived locally for the past 85 years and had been employed as a winder with the General Electric Corporation in Pittsfield. While employed at GE he also owned and operated a small family dairy farm in North Hillsdale.

Mr. Parsons was an avid fan of all kind of train,s especially steam trains.

His wife, Beulah (Hassom) Parsons, died in 1981; two sisters, Ginny Pulver and Helen Buccheri, also died previously.

Survivors include three sons, Millard Parsons of Gt. Barrington, Richard Parsons of Austerlitz and Ronald Parsons of North Hillsdale. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Lisa Casey, Richard H. Parsons, Heidi Mielke, Arron Parsons, Sybil Reed, James Parsons and Tracey Faggoni. Additionally he leaves 18 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren

Friends are invited and may call Thursday April 29, 2010 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Peck & Peck Funeral Home, 8063 State Route 22 in Copake.

A Memorial Service will follow at 7 p.m from the funeral home with the Rev. Juanita Middlebrook, pastor of the North Hillsdale United Methodist Church officiating.

Private burial will be at the convenience of the family in the North Hillsdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please consider either the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY  12534 or Guardian Hospice, 1214 Park Street, Suite 203, Stoughton, MA 02072.

To send online condolences please visit www.peckandpeck.net.


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