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Larrie N. Parker, 79, of Pleasant Drive, Norfolk, N.Y., died Thursday, May 4, 2017, at CVPH Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y. He was born in Long Lake, N.Y., Aug. 22, 1937, the son of Lawrence Parker and Annie (Nordan) Parker. Larrie was a high school teacher at Brushton-Moira Central School, a high school principal at Mayville Central School and a Superintendent at Dundee Central School and Norwood-Norfolk Central School.
He enjoyed coaching and playing basketball with his children, hunting, golfing and gardening. His true love, however, was traveling the country. Larrie spent long winters in Florida and traveled most of the country with only two states left to visit.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Dawne Parker of Clifton Park, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Michael Allen of Massena, N.Y.; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Gerald and Loretta Parker of White River Junction, Vt., Gary and Carol Parker of Albuquerque, N.M., and Sharon Parker of Tupper Lake, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Therese and husband Michael O'Laughlin II, Emily Allen, Dakota Allen, Brandie and husband Tom Bratton, and Frank Stellaccio; and four great-grandchildren, Michael O'Laughlin III, Lillian O'Laughlin, Katherine O'Laughlin and Chloe Bratton.
In addition to his parents, Larrie was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Diane (Bourdeau) Parker and his brother, Rowley Parker.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 8th, at the Stuart Fortune Keough Funeral Home in Tupper Lake, N.Y. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9th, at the Wesleyan Church in Long Lake, N.Y.
Published on May 6, 2017
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