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Dana C. Parsons, 79, husband of Carol (Azevedo) Parsons of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., formerly of Gloucester, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. He was born in Gloucester on August 12, 1937, son of the late Russell and Lucy (Larkin) Parsons. Dana moved to Port Saint Lucie from Gloucester in 2005.
He was employed as a Telephone Lineman retiring after 30 years and later worked at the Building Center for 13 years. He was an active parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.
Dana served in the United States Army, in post war Korea and State side. He was a life member of Knights of Columbus and a member of Ft. Pierce Elks Lodge #1520. He was an avid golfer, member of Rockport Golf Club and St. James Golf Club and enjoyed salt water fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol (Azevedo) Parsons; his sons, Stephen (Emma), Jeffery (Dawn); and daughter, Amy O’Dea (fiancé Mark Traynor); grandchildren, Stephen, Joshua, Jonathan, Matthew, Christopher Parsons and Sean and Alicia O’Dea; great-grandchildren, Haley and Zachary; his sister, Justine Quinn (David); sister-in-law, Mary Degnan; sister-in-law, Margaret Harvey (Tom); and sister-in-law, Sally Tarr (John).
He was predeceased by his brother, Russell Parsons Jr. and wife, Nancy; and brother-in-law, Francis Degnan.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, Fla. There will be no visiting hours and the burial ceremony will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org; or to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or online at www.Pancan.org.
Arrangements are by Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  February 14, 2017
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