Parker, Diane Elizabeth

Diane Elizabeth Parker, 67, of Hartford, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, September 14, 2017. She was born on February 3, 1950 in New Roads, Louisiana, to Albertine Etienne McCrorey and the late Jim Harris, Jr. At the age 16 her family moved to Hartford, Connecticut, where she attended Hartford High School and later obtained her license in Cosmetology. She enjoyed taking photos, and was an experienced seamstress. One of the projects she created for her whole family landed her story into the Hartford Courant.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Parker, sister, Jessie Maten, brother, Leo Francois, brother, Dennis Harris, nephew, Darrien Martin, and step-father, Andrew McCrorey. She is survived by her mother, Albertine Etienne McCrorey of Hartford, children; Christopher Harris of Windsor Locks, Kevin Harris of Hartford, Anthony Harris of Hartford, Felicia Gillespie (James), and Dennis (DJ) Parker, siblings; brothers, Raleigh Francois of Hartford, brother, Milton Harris, of Baton, Louisiana, sisters; Rita Martin of Hartford, Jocelyn Harrigan of New London and Marilyn Farmer of New Haven, and a host of grandchildren, family and friends.
Friends and family may call at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 from 9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in the Cathedral of St. Joseph at 10:00a.m followed by burial at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, 1 Cottage Gove Road, Bloomfield.

Calling Hours

Friday, September 22, 2017 from 9-10am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph ~ Hartford

Funeral Service

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10:00am in the Cathedral of St. Joseph ~ Hartford


Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery ~ Bloomfield

Memorial Contribution

2 Responses to 'Parker, Diane Elizabeth'

  1. Williams Family says:

    The loss of a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are family and friends who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. God will comfort you during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are also with you and your family.

  2. Fred says:

    My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved, Diane. Please know that Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ is aware of your pain and they care for you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) . I pray that you are able to find comfort in God’s promise of paradise where there will be no more pain and sorrow (Revelation 21:4,5)  and the many wonderful  memories of your loved one becoming a reality in the future resurrection in paradise.  (Acts 24:15). Please accept my sincere condolences.

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