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Donald Laurie Parks

Parks – Donald Laurie, 87, of East Port Medway, Queens County, passed away on Friday, February 15th, 2019 in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.

Born in North West Bay, Queens County, he was a son of the late Theodore and Winnie (Clattenburg) Parks.

Donald was born and lived his entire life on the old family homestead. He started working with his father at a young age in the family wood lot, fishing and trucking. He still enjoyed helping Chris and Dakota in the wood pile as recently as last summer. Donald was a great listener, but if anyone mentioned anything about a truck he would light up and could talk for hours. Donald’s greatest joy in life was his family and greatly loved his grandchildren who were his life. Donald was a homebody and his last trip down to the Bay was a very happy journey home.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Elizabeth (Schnare); daughter, Ann (Allan) Smith, of Brooklyn; son Chris, of Allison, New Brunswick; grandchildren, Staci, Sonia and Dakota; sister, Doris Wentzell, of Bridgewater.

He was predeceased by a sister, Jennie; brothers, George, Dean and Max.

Visitation will be Monday, February 18th, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. and a funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Pastor Peter Anthony officiating. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. To share memories or condolences, please visit


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