Nicholas Paige Parker
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MARBLEHEAD - Nicholas Paige Parker passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 23 at Kaplan House in Danvers following a courageous five-year battle with cancer. A fighter until the end, Nick was born in Boston on August 9, 1957, and grew up in Marblehead before moving to Beverly Farms. He attended Tower School and Avon Old Farm School in Connecticut, and he excelled in hockey and tennis. He was a fan of all sports, and delighted in taking his sons to Bruins games. He loved the water, where he worked for years and spent a great deal of his youth boating with family. He also worked in construction in Boston for years and most recently at Essex Country Club in Manchester. He was an avid collector and lifelong owner of Jeep CJ-5's, and enjoyed "off roading" with his many friends to places like Race Point Lighthouse in Provincetown.
Nick was predeceased by his adoring father, Albert Cole Parker and leaves behind many loving family members: his devoted mother, Nancy Paige Parker; his sister, Amy Parker Rossi and her husband Stanley Rossi; his two beloved sons, Alexander Davis Parker and his partner, Kylee Nicole Ritenour and their 3 children, Allee Paige Parker, Cameron James "CJ" Parker and Xander Cole Parker, and Nathaniel Bowditch Parker and his partner, Katherine Mary Person and their son Axel Doliber Parker; and their beautiful mother, Elizabeth Dyer Parker.
Nick wished to thank his many friends for their support, especially Debbie Marks Thompson, Bobby Munro and Tonja Somerby Morse, and his many caring nurses, Caitlin, Jen and Noelle.
Services will be private and are under the care of Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or To share a memory or leave online condolences, please visit
Published on November 27, 2019


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Dec 03, 2019
very sad news Debbie & way too young. prayers going to you, Amy & the Parket family!
Vicki Burke
Dec 03, 2019
RIP Nicky . Blessings and light to Amy and the Parker family . I have many fond memories of times shared in youth when I was always at the Tauro house . God bless, until we meet again .
Emily Coffin Gaffney
Dec 03, 2019
I’m so sad to hear of Nicks passing. I hadn’t seen him for a king time but still hold great memories of him as a charismatic young man, with a sly smile and an infectious personality. RIP Nick. 🙏🏻❤️
Carol Orchard Mohn
Dec 03, 2019
He was such a doll, I am so happy that I got to reconnect a little bit with him these past few weeks, thank you B!! ...and in Nicks true fashion, he was funny, and always so filled with love and lots of compliments.. “Dean!” Thinking of Nancy , his boys and all of his dear friends and his loving nurses... sending lots of love. 💜
Laurie Fullerton
Dec 03, 2019
So sorry to the Parker clan for the recent loss of Nick. He was a gracious boy to us girls as kids when we skated on Parker's pond and he was an exceptional hockey player and all around athlete. In later years I was lucky to spend a great day catching up with him and he shared his pride and love for his children, his Mom and family. So sorry to all for this loss and he will be remembered.
Suzanne Bassett Lessard
Dec 03, 2019
My dear friend Nick. You were a very special friend and I will miss you.
Jamie Burns
Dec 03, 2019
I am sorry to hear of your loss, condolences to the Parker family.
Paul Haggett
Dec 03, 2019
It saddens me to learn of Nick’s passing. Although we weren’t personal friends, we shared some good times in the 80’s. Loved learning that his fun with Jeeps continued. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Parker family.
Traci and Peter Howe
Dec 02, 2019
Our thoughts are with the entire Parker family. 💕
It still brings a smile to our faces remembering him on EYC Court 1 in the tennis finals and driving to the Cape Cod in his Jeep CJ!
Charlie Phelan
Dec 02, 2019
Condolences to Nicks Family, Nick was a great guy that I can remember a lot of good times. Rest In Peace my friend.
Doug Percy
Dec 02, 2019
R I P man.
Knew Nick in the younger days , sorry to see his passing.