Edward Lincoln Parsons ’39 died in Brunswick on February 19, 2008.
He was born in Lisbon Falls, Maine on March 27, 1917, and prepared for college at Brunswick High School. He served in the U.S.Army from 1941-45 and was the first resident of Topsham to be drafted into service during World War II. His career was in wholesale refrigeration and air conditioning, as a foreman with Northeastern, Inc., of Lewiston from 1945-54, as a self- employed proprietor in Brunswick from 1954-62, and as a branch manager with A.E. Borden Co., Inc., in Portland from 1962 until his retirement. He was a member of First Parish Church in Brunswick. He is survived by his wife, Doris Wagg Parsons, whom he married in 1942; three sons, Edward L. Parsons, Jr. of Smithfield, Penn., Timothy J. Parsons ’71 of Denver, Colo., and Brian Parsons of Kirtland, Ohio; a daughter, Mary Parsons of Brunswick; two sisters, Sylvia Rose of Brunswick and Marguerite Berry of Nashua, N.H.; and three grandchildren.