Timothy "Tim" Warren Parker
Timothy “Tim” Warren Parker, age 59, of Roslindale passed away on March 12, 2023 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Tim was a fierce advocate for all human beings, talented designer and trusted, loyal and loving son, brother, cousin, uncle and friend.
Born in Brockton, MA, he graduated from Brockton High School in 1982 and went on to graduate from North Park College, in Chicago, IL, with a BA in communications. From the earliest age his work ethic was exemplary; he never shirked responsibility and would stay until the job was done — even if the clock read 4 a.m.
His energy, ambition and hospitality enveloped everyone he encountered. Whether working in the restaurant industry or for local businesses, Tim’s creativity and visual arts abilities were profoundly appreciated and admired by his colleagues and peers. His graphic and interior designs were considered uniquely sophisticated and his work was respected throughout New England.
Tim’s culinary talents were shared with a generous and open heart. From backyards in Roslindale to Labor Day celebrations in Scituate to summer gatherings on Ogunquit beaches, friends and family thoroughly enjoyed the tastes and smells of his mouth watering creations.
Tim’s artistic flair also extended to his lush home gardens, painstakingly cultivated throughout the seasons. They served as a sanctuary to all who entered.
Above all, Tim led a life of goodness and largesse. He was deeply committed to his family, friends, work and community until his final days. His loving impact will reverberate for all who knew him. The world has been made better and brighter by Tim’s presence.
Tim was predeceased by his mom Marjorie A. Parker, his dad, Robert N. Parker, Sr. and his cousin, Brenda Caspersen Crossman.
He is survived by brothers Robert N. Parker, Jr. (Dawn) of Michigan and twin Thomas W. Parker (Christine); sister Dorothy J. Parker (Barry Landry); nine nieces and nephews; five great nieces and nephews; uncle Lawrence G. Albaugh and other aunts, uncles and cousins.
On Monday, March 20th relatives and friends are kindly invited to visit with Tim’s family from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. in the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, West Roxbury. A brief service will be held in the funeral home at 5:45 p.m. After the service, all are invited to attend a celebration of Tim’s life from 6-8 pm at West on Centre Restaurant, 1732 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to: Meals on Wheels America give.mealsonwheelsamerica.org. For directions or to leave a condolence message for Tim’s family, please visit: gormleyfuneral.com