COOPERSTOWN – William H. Parsons, Jr. of Farmington, Conn., passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.
He is survived by his daughter Sarah Parsons, his son Daniel Parsons, his daughter-in-law Sinead Parsons, his grandson Hunter Parsons, and his brother Gary Parsons, as well as hundreds of family members and friends. He was predeceased by his father, William H. Parsons Sr, his mother Therese A. Parsons, and his sister Claire A. Parsons.
Bill grew up in Cooperstown, graduating from Cooperstown Central School in 1970, and went on to attend Vassar College, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Geology.
Soon after, he started his own masonry and restoration business, working on historic sites like The Noah Webster House, The Farmers’ Museum, The Fenimore Art Museum, Doubleday Field and The National Baseball Hall of Fame.
After moving to New York City to manage the restoration of Belvedere Castle in Central Park, he met his future wife Donna and the two moved to Granby, Conn., to have their children.
Bill was a wonderful father and renowned whistler who made friends everywhere he went. He was respected in several communities throughout New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and will be sorely missed.
A service for Bill will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, Christ Church in Cooperstown, followed by a reception at Templeton Hall on Pioneer Street.
If you plan to attend please notify Donna Parsons at email@example.com or 860-805-3215 so the family may plan accordingly. In lieu of flowers, a modest donation towards Bill’s memorial service may be sent to Dan Parsons at 541 Pleasant St, Hanson, MA 02341