NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

November 12, 2013

Persis L. (Parker) St. Germain, 86


Andover, MA — Persis St. Germain, 86, of Andover, and formerly of Amesbury, died on Sunday, after a period of declining health. She was born in Bradford, Mass., and was the daughter of the late Vernon and Marcella (Cole) Parker.

Before her marriage, Persis worked at the Merrimac Hat Shop in Amesbury. Later, she volunteered providing therapy for children with cerebral palsy. She attended several cooking classes, much to the delight of her family. She enjoyed bingo and trips to Foxwoods. She was devoted to her family, and her husband of 65 years, Roger, who was the love of her life.

Besides her beloved husband, Roger, Persis leaves her three daughters, Cheryl Morrell and husband, Calvin, of Tewksbury, Mass., Diane St. Germain and companion, Thomas McCarthy of Barnstead, N.H., and Brenda King and husband, Daniel, of Lawrence, Mass.; her grandchildren, Melissa Bernardin of Concord, N.H., Danielle King Colby and husband, Tanner, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Christopher King, also of Brooklyn, and Elizabeth Carey and husband, Brian, of Portsmouth, Va.; her great-granddaughter, Chloe Bernardin of Sarasota, Fla.; one brother, Norman Parker of Newburyport, Mass.; her sister-in-law Eleanor "Snooky" Parker of Amesbury; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her grandson, Keith Bernardin; her brother, Robert Parker; and her sister, M. Rita Canning.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Lawrence General Hospital and Home Health VNA for their excellent care throughout the years.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend Street, Amesbury, are on Wednesday, November 13, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., followed by a service at 5:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Home Health, VNA at Home Health Foundation, Attn: External Relations, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.