We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel
Mark Eric Parsons, 59 formerly of Hull, MA, known to friends as “Pickles” and “Steamer”, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Sunday, May 15, 2022, from heart disease.
He is survived by 3 children: Nathaniel Parsons and his wife, Stephanie, of Gulfport, MS; Jennifer Khan and her husband, Christopher, of Leesburg, VA; and Melanie Parsons of Richmond, VA.
He is also survived by 3 grandchildren: Ryder Hipp of Richmond, VA; and Zoella and Eliza Parsons of Gulfport, MS. Mark was the youngest boy of 8 siblings; Debbie Parsons Dow and her husband, Allen, of Hanover, MA; Eddie Parsons of Hull, MA; Scott Parsons of Plymouth, MA; Jeannie Parsons Blanchard of Abington, MA; Pamela Parsons McGovern and her husband, Michael, of South Attleboro, MA; Cheryl Parsons Laassal and her husband, Hichame, of Chelsea, MA; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents Edwin and Ellen Campbell Parsons, and by his brother David Parsons.
Mark grew up in Hull, MA and was a graduate of Hull High School, Class of 1980. At 18, he joined the Coast Guard where he served as an engineer for 6 years; then spent the rest of his working life as a mechanical engineer. Mark’s passion for serving led him to be a volunteer firefighter for many years, including becoming Chief of the Maxie, MS Fire Department. Mark followed in the footsteps of his dad and brothers and became a Mason.
As a single father, the most important thing to him was his family and many friends from around the country. Mark always had a smile and joke to share with those around him. He loved spending his time outdoors whether he was hunting or spending time on his true love, the water. Mark was a generous spirit who at first seemed reserved but never met a stranger. His absence will be something that will be felt by all who knew him.
Visiting hours will be held at Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond Street, Hingham, on Monday, May 23, 2022, from 4-7 PM. A Masonic service will be held in the funeral home on May 23 at 7 PM, immediately following the visiting hours. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, May 24, to go in procession to the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, where burial will take place at 10:45 AM.
Due to flower restrictions at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, donations in Mark Parsons’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association.