Shirley M. Parkinson, 81, Calcium

CALCIUM, NY —  Shirley M. Parkinson, 81, longtime resident in Calcium, widow of Charles J. Parkinson, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at the Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown, where she was a resident.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Rev. Mark Strader officiating. Burial will follow the funeral in Ellisburg Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at the funeral home.

Born Dec. 9, 1938, in the town of Ellisburg, Shirley was the only daughter of Arthur and Rena (Cornwell) Clark, she was educated in the Belleville Central School District and worked at Faichney’s following her graduation.

She married Charles J. Parkinson on  Aug. 14, 1968, at Ellisburg Methodist Church. Mr. Parkinson passed away Oct. 23, 1993.

Shirley enjoyed summers at Bayshore, shopping, and plastic needle point. She was a volunteer at Hospice for over 20 years, and cared for her daughter, Karen, until 2016.

She is survived by her children, Kevin C. of Dexter, Kelly J. and companion Nicole Johnson of Calcium, Karen L. of Dexter; 3 grandchildren, Joseph Parkinson (fiancée Casie Toby), Alyssa Parkinson, Shauna Parkinson; and several nieces & nephews.

Besides her husband she was predeceased by two brothers, Howard and Gerald Clark.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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