Jane Parrish

Feb 12, 2019

Belfast — Jane H. Parrish, 88, of Belfast passed away Feb. 6, 2019, at home, of natural causes. Born on July 21, 1930, in Natick, Mass., she was the daughter of Helen S. Hodges and Clark R. Hodges.

She was a graduate of public schools in Belmont and Belfast, and of Westbrook Junior College in Portland in 1950. For a number of years she was employed as a legal secretary in the law firm of Linnell, Brown, Perkins, Thompson and Hinkley in Portland.

Jane married John "Jack" L. Parrish on May 28, 1955, and they raised a daughter while living in Portland, Gardiner, and Manchester, Maine.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed annual reunions with both families and many friends, traveling in and outside of the country including two trips to Alaska, camping, counting birds for Project FeederWatch, skating, snowshoeing, craft projects, photography, oil and acrylic painting, gardening, sewing, and refinishing and upholstering furniture. She also enjoyed keeping up with Westbrook College activities during her 20 years as Class Agent.

Jane is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Parrish, and her husband, Robert Corey, of Northport; a sister, Sally Dutton, and her husband, Roger, of Waldo; a sister-in-law, Pauline Hodges, of Belmont; 10 nieces and nephews, and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Jack in 2004; an infant son, Kevin, and an infant daughter, Karen; her mother, Helen S. Hodges, and father, Clark R. Hodges; sister, June Ellis; brother, Carl Hodges; and brother-in-law, Robert Ellis.

At her request, there will be no services. Memorial gifts in her honor can be made to Avian Haven, 418 North Palermo Road, Freedom, ME 04941, and PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden, ME 04843.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.

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