H. Parker McLaren ’54 died on September 20, 2023, in Scarborough, Maine.
(The following was provided by The Times Record in September 29, 2023:)
Orr’s Island – H. Parker McLaren, longtime resident of Merrimacport, MQA, and Orrs Island, passed away peacefully at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Scarborough on September 20, 2023.
McLaren, 90, served for many years as Merrimac’s town moderator, overseeing the local government’s town meetings with both efficiency and good humor. He served for many years on the Pentucket Scholarship Committee and volunteered his time locally in a number of endeavors, including as a long-standing member of the Merrimac Lion’s Club.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Barbara, to whom he was married for sixty-one years, “but”, he insisted, “we fooled around for a lot longer than that.”
McLaren is survived by sons Todd, and daughter-in-law, Maryanne, Scott, and daughter-in-law, Dianne, Lee, and daughter-in-law, Yvette, and daughter, Kristen; as well as several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. His son, Jay, also predeceased him in 1976.
Those who knew Parker enjoyed his sense of humor, his watercolor artwork, and his gratitude; and no one will be surprised to learn that he was flirting with his nurses right up until the end.