Loretta L. Parker

SCARBOROUGH — Loretta L. (Hamilton) Parker, 76, of Raymond and formerly of Portland died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, surrounded by her family.

She was the wife of the late Lloyd Allen Parker Sr. who died in February 2007.

Loretta was born in Portland on March 22, 1934, first born daughter of the late Leland M. and Elsie M. (Ross) Hamilton Sr. She grew up on Chebeague Island and raised her own children in Portland. She was the sister of the late Leland M. Hamilton Jr. who died in May 2005.

She was a longtime, devoted member of Central Square Baptist Church in Portland. Loretta was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan, never missing a game. She enjoyed reading, going out to dinner and spending as much time possible with family. Wintering in Florida with her husband and sister Lois, she enjoyed gambling on the Big M. She loved to travel, having taken several trips to Alaska, Florida, and New York. She and her husband loved taking their grandchildren to as many theme parks, historical sites and travel destinations as possible.

Loretta was a true matriarch. Her love for her family defined her, from raising her own children and helping with her grandchildren to anyone who needed support. She took care of her family.

She is survived by her daughter Leslie L. “Boffie” Toderico of Gray; her son Lloyd Allen Parker Jr. of Raymond; two sisters Lois Cafmeyer of Nokomis, Fla. and Holly Jordan of Saco; two brothers Sherman Hamilton of Yarmouth and Leon Hamilton of Chebeague Island; five grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Visitation was held on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the Central Square Baptist Church, 4 Brentwood Street, Portland, with Pastor Don Drake officiating. Interment followed in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Congress Street, Portland.

Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign Loretta’s guest book.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to: American Cancer Society, New England Division, 1 Main Street, Topsham, ME 04086 or Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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