9/28/15 – Korleen B. Parker, Clayton

9/28/15 – Korleen B. Parker, Clayton

There will be a Celebration of Life for Mrs. Korleen B. Parker, age 89, in May of 2016 at a time and place to be announced by her family. Mrs. Parker of Clayton and Watertown, died Sunday, Sept. 27th, at Samaritan Summit Village.

Korleen was born, May 31, 1926, in Carthage, NY, the daughter of Samuel and Irene Henessey Branagan. She attended Watertown High School.

On February 9, 1945, she married Henry E. Parker. Henry passed away in 1978.

Among the various places Korleen worked were Mercy Hospital and E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur. Korleen’s most important positions in her life, though, were devoted wife of Henry and loving mother and friend to her 6 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Korleen’s favorite past times included playing Kings-in-a-Corner with her many friends, relatives, children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling and reading, as well a walks along the St. Lawrence River.

Surviving are six children, Sandy (Jesse) Zeck of Sodus, NY, Edward (Nancy) Parker of Clayton, Sylvia (Gary) Brodock of Averill Park, NY, Rolla (Cindy) Parker of Rouses Point, NY, Tim Parker of Champlain, NY, Sean (Donna) Parker of Champlain, NY; 14 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Hyneman of Watertown and Korleen’s twin brother, Keith Branagan of Black River; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Korleen was predeceased by two sisters, Dottie Schultz of California and Geraldine Curtis of Watertown; and one brother, Kenneth Branagan of Watertown.

Donations can be made in Korleen’s name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601, or to Summit Village 4th Floor Activities, 22691 Campus Drive, Watertown, NY 13601.


  1. Peggy Cooper Hewitt Posted

    Ed, Nancy and family..so sorry to hear of Ed’s mom’s passing. She was a wonderful person and a delight to know.

  2. So sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure taking care of your mom. Such beautiful lady

  3. Ginny Humphrey Jones Posted

    To all the family, I’m so deeply sorry for you all!
    Your Mom was a lovely Lady and she will be missed by many!
    Love Gin

  4. Don and Mary Jane Brown Posted

    To the entire Parker family, we are so sorry for all of you. Your Mom was a delight and was enjoyed by all who knew. She was truly a lovely lady. We always enjoyed seeing her in church with her family. God Bless you all.

    Don and Mary Jane Brown

  5. Melinda Grady Posted

    My mother, Beverly (Cole) Rihlik, was a long time friend of “Korky”. I will always remember Korky’s warm smile, hugs, and cheerful attitude. May God be with her family as they mourn her passing.

  6. Ginger Favret Posted

    Rolla and Cindy and Family….. Growing up with Rolla and spending so much time at the Parker house it was like a second home to me. We are so sorry for your loss and are comforted to know your Mom is now at peace. Love Mark and Ginger

  7. So sorry for your loss. Taking care of your mom was a complete honor and she will be terribly missed… RIP Grandma…. Love you.

  8. Patricia Brayen Posted

    I was so sorry to read of Mrs. Parker’s passing. Before she moved to Summit, I had the great pleasure of many nice conversations with her, in our Community Room, usually at monthly dinners here at Riverview Apts in Clayton. She often spoke of her children, grand- and great-grandchildren, friends, and Cape Vincent. She was a lovely woman; she will be greatly missed. My condolences to all her family and friends.

  9. Jean Rheaume Posted

    Rolla, Tim, Sean & families,
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I remember the days she visited at Shea Motors. Wonderful lady!!
    Hugs to you all!!

  10. Tawnya Davis Posted

    Sandy,Sylvia,Ed and Nancy and of course the rest of the family my condolences are sent. Your mother was and is the sweetest lady I have ever knoknown besides my own grandmother. It was definitely a pleasure to be able to take care of her well she did allot and loved listening to her tell me about her family and all the stories she would tell me. I’m very sorry about your loss. Love you guys

  11. Rolla and Cindy and Parker Family: I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was always a class act. I have nothing but fond memories of the times I spent with your family. I know she will be sorely missed. Mike Kieff and Family

  12. Janet & Jon Burrows Posted

    Dear Ed, Nancy & the Whole Crew- She sure looks to have been one heck of a lady!! Tho we did not know her, she looks like a go getter and driving force behind or with her man type. Might it be some of this fine spark that rings true in all the Parkers? Glad to hear a celebration of life will be observed. Good for the living to remember how instrumental these people have been to us all.

    Prayers for you all.

  13. Sandra Mentry Posted

    Rolla and Cindy and the rest of the Parker family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. The Parker family was such a part of my life in Cape Vincent and especially at church.


  14. John and Ruth-Ellen Blodgett Posted

    Sandy, Ed, Sylvia, Rolla, Tim and Sean … please accept our sincere condolences over the passing of your mom. This world has been a better place for her having been among us, now a lesser place for her having gone on …

  15. Audrey Kieff Posted

    To All of Korky’s Children,
    Raising our families at the same time in The Cape was a special bond.
    Your Mom was a lovely person.
    My sympathies,
    Audrey Kieff

  16. Susan Mitchell Posted

    I only knew Korlene for a few short years through the Methodist church and bible study. What a marvelous woman she was. We shared many a great time. She was so caring and just loved being with other people. She also had a great faith and loved being a part of our church. She’ll be missed. Condolences to all the family.

  17. Hope Hammond Posted

    Sandy, Ed, Sylvia, Rolla, Tim and Sean and the whole clan – please know how sorry mom (Irma) and I are to lose Korky. We know she is happier now and with her Henry, at last! You all made her a very proud mother. I will miss her laugh.

  18. Andrew and Wendy Binsley Posted

    We are sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom, Corky will be missed by all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  19. Amy and Paul Garceau Posted

    Ed, Nancy and family. Sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you all…..

  20. Peg and Lynn MacNay Posted

    The loss of a parent is so difficult. We’ll remember Corky fondly and our thoughts are with all of you.

  21. Maria Cmaylo Hartwell Posted

    I am very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have such good memories of both your father and your mother. She was a wonderful friend to my mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  22. Rhonda Favret Posted

    My deepest sympathies with you all at this time.
    Hold on to the good times and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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