Pamela M. (Moyce) Parker 89 of Keene died on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. She passed in the comfort of her sons home in Chesterfield after a period of decline with family by her side.
She was born the daughter of Rachael (Clarke) and Joseph Moyce on October 29, 1922 in Springfield, Massachusetts. She was educated in Pittsfield, Ma. and graduated from Pittsfield High School class of 1940.
On January 29, 1949 she exchanged vows with Charles A. Parker at the Congregational Church in Rhode Island. They had been happily married for sixty-three years.
Pam had worked for the New England Telephone Company in Pittsfield for over ten years. She was also a telephone operator at Franklin Pierce College for many years. Pam was Keenes first meter maid in the 1970s and later on in life she purchased The Vogue, a womens clothing store on Keenes Main St. She owned and operated this establishment for approximately ten years. Pamela also worked in many of the retail stores in the Colony Mill before finally retiring at the age of 80.
She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church for years and held many different positions, as well as Sunday school teacher. Pam loved to dance in her younger years and during the Big Band Era she was an exhibition dancer. During the late sixties and early seventies she was a member of the Monadnock Squares dance group with her husband Chuck. Cooking and baking was a passion for her and she shared that interest and passion with her children and grandchildren. She was very fashionable throughout her life and created many of her own gowns and square dancing outfits, as well as outfits for her children. Pamela loved the theater and making trips into New York to attend Broadway shows; she was also an avid reader and bridge player. When her girls were young she was their Brownie and Girl Scout Leader.
Mrs. Parker is survived by her husband Charles A. Parker of Keene. She also leaves her children and their spouses; Jeremy M. Parker and his wife Laurine of Chesterfield, Tricia P. Kapiloff and her husband Michael of Keene and Claudia P. Hornbeck and her husband John of Keene. She will be missed by her grandchildren; Jennifer Muenchausen, Jeffrey M. Parker, David Parker, Kylie Hornbeck, Alex Kapiloff, Andrea Parker, Max Kapiloff, Hannah Hornbeck and John V. Hornbeck III. Two great grandchildren; Cooper Muenchausen and Jack Muenchausen. In addition she leaves extended family and friends. Pamela is predeceased by a granddaughter, Christina M. Gutkowski who passed on February 27, 2008.
A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 3pm. in the funeral chapel. In keeping with Mrs. Parkers wishes, burial will be private. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Pamela M. Parker to the Lupus Foundation, 2000 l. St. N.W. Suite 410, Washington, D.C. 20036 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma, OK. 73123-1718 or to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280 Washington D.C. 20077. All services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfuneralhome.com.