Laura A. (Young) Parsons Barr

May 09, 2011

Belfast — Laura A. (Young) Parsons Barr, 82 of Belfast, passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side May 8, 2011. She was born June 3, 1928, in Belfast, daughter of Charles and Dora (Flanders) Young.

Laura was born and brought up in Belfast and attended Crosby High School. She worked in the shoe industry in Belfast and Bangor for many years as well as at Mathews Brothers for 30 years. She enjoyed music, especially country and western.

She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Selden, Harold and Charles Jr.; and sister, Mildred Johnson.

Laura is survived by her loving daughters, Joanne Parsons and Tammy Barr, both of Belfast; her siblings, E. Hope Murray of St. George and Everett “Pete” Young of Swanville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, May 11, 4-6 p.m., at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave. in Belfast. Graveside services will be Thursday, May 12, at 10 a.m., at Grove Cemetery in Belfast with Pastor Elaine Hewes officiating.

Those who wish may make donations in her memory to Hospice of Waldo County, P.O. Box 772, Belfast, ME 04915. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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