Pawlet, Vermont – Peter Harley Parker, 72, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, surrounded by family after a brief illness.
Peter was born in Granville, New York, on Feb. 2, 1949. He was predeceased by his father Gilbert Parker (1982), his mother Maud (Harrington) Parker (2004) and his sister Florence McIntyre (2013).
He is survived by his high school sweetheart Jeanette (Cooper) to whom he was married for 54 years. He also is survived by his siblings Merle and Paula Parker, Gayle and Ken Buck and Wilbur “Bus” McIntyre; his children Stephanie and Donny Gaudette and Shawn and Wendy Parker; his grandchildren Bennett Sheldon, Troy Sheldon and his partner Cassandra Bowen, Eric Sheldon, Matthew Parker, Cameron Parker, Rick Gaudette and Olivia Gaudette; and his one great-grandchild Cooper Sheldon in addition to many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Peter worked at Ralph Stone’s garage during high school, then he was drafted into the Army shortly after his wedding and served his time in Texas and Germany. He worked for more than 20 years at Power’s Body Shop, then another 20-plus years at the Equinox Hotel.
He enjoyed the challenge of remodeling his childhood home, woodworking, deer hunting and being outside. He enjoyed endless car rides with his wife and their beloved dog Miss Molly, ending most days snuggled on the couch snoring.
Donations in Peter’s memory can be made to Friends of NCCC Fund – Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth/Dartmouth Hitchcock or the Rutland Regional Medical ER Unit.
Online condolences may be made at www.robertmkingfuneralhome.com.