October 23, 2016
The Reverend Dr. Carol Ann Parsons Obituary
The Reverend Dr. Carol Ann Parsons, 75 years of age, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home surrounded by loved ones.
Carol Ann was born July 22, 1941 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Edward and Ruth Parsons. She was the second oldest of four girls. Carol Ann graduated from Brookline High School in 1959, and then earned her Bachelor Degree in Philosophy at Boston College in 1984. She went on to achieve a Master of Divinity degree at Andover-Newton Theological School in 1987. Carol Ann completed her education with a Doctor of Ministry degree at Andover-Newton Theological School in 1992.
Carol Ann dedicated her life to serving God and traveled to Sri Lanka as a missionary in 1997. Her curiosity and passion led her to travel to Israel and England. She worked as an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church for many years. She was the Pastor at Southwick United Methodist Church in Southwick, MA, Putnam United Methodist Church-now Living Faith United Methodist Church-in Putnam, CT, First United Methodist Church in Melrose, MA, and Wesley United Methodist Church in Framingham, MA. Carol Ann enjoyed literature, philosophy, theology, music, theater, and the Patriots. Carol Ann leaves to cherish her loving memory her daughters Pam Hooper, Robin Kelly , Dana Bianco; nine grandchildren, Christiana Bianco, Matthew Bianco, Evan Kelly, Danielle Bianco, Julie St. Andre, Alexandria Bianco, Billy St. Andre, Edward Bianco, and Emma Bianco; four great-grandchildren, Adam Bianco, Abel Baumann, Noah Bianco, and Evelynn Kelly; three sisters Linda Douglass, Edna Marie Thomas, Doris Patey; her close friend, Louise Dumas and a host of nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.
Services will be held at Living Faith United Methodist Church, 53 Grove Street, Putnam CT at 1 PM on Thursday, October 27, 2016. A celebration of life will follow at Grille 37 in Putnam. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Daily Bread Food Pantry, P. O. Box 281, Putnam, CT 06260