Judith E. Parker-Day, 58

Judith Parker-Day

Judith Parker-Day

PORTLAND — Judith E. Parker-Day, 58, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, surrounded by family and friends.

She was born in Hartford, Conn., on April 13, 1958, the daughter of the late Edward and Fern (Greene) Parker.

Judy grew up on Peaks Island, and graduated from Portland High School in 1976. Throughout her life, she pursued a variety of unique careers and adventures. Whether serving as a chef on schooners in San Diego and Key West, owning her own restaurant, “Will’s” on Peaks Island, or as a personal assistant for several local area families, her life embodied one of constant entrepreneurial spirit and talent. Her love for cooking, inherited from the legendary Fern Parker, was a source of great satisfaction and pleasure throughout her life. Her other passions included gardening, the ocean, and caring for her beloved Maine Coon Cat, Maxwell.

Over the last decade, she was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Portland, where she was welcomed by a wonderful community, who became lifelong friends. She was an avid participant in the annual Greek Festival, where she applied her love of cooking to help feed the thousands who would attend each year.

Judy is survived by her son, William Day of San Diego, Calif.; her sisters, Kathy Parker of Portland and Dianne Parker of Bridgton; and her niece.

She is predeceased by a nephew.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Pleasant Street, Portland. A private interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: the Adam Perron Scholarship for Educators, c/o Elizabeth Perron, 31 Walker Mills Road, Harrison, ME 04040 providing assistance to those who wish to pursue a career in education.

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