Colleen Parks 1950-2020
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Colleen Parks, 70, passed away on February 20, 2020 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare with her family by her side. She was born on February 9, 1950 in Syracuse, N.Y. a daughter of the late John and Anna Gaffney Callahan and was a graduate of Chadwicks High School.
On May 2, 1969 she was united in marriage with Larry Parks in Utica.
Prior to her retirement she was employed with H.M.I. for over 37 years in quality control.
Colleen is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Larry, her two daughters; Lorie Stoddard and Pam Parks and her fiance Phil Tarbox, her grandchildren; Shania and Austin Stoddard and Paislee and Preston Tarbox, her sisters; Pat Halenar, Frances Avey and Mary Ellen and Clay Peters and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her two brothers; Charles Callahan and Michael “Shakey” Callahan.
All services will be private and at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St. Sauquoit.
Her family would like to thank her ICU nurse Marie for all of her love and compassion and offer a special thank-you to her niece Cristy for ensuring she was comforted and without pain during her final hours.