Vivian (Bronstein) Parker of Randolph passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022, after a brief illness. She was 95. Devoted daughter of the late Moses & Sylvia (Nydroff) Bronstein. Beloved wife for 62 years of the late Donald Parker. Loving mother of Bruce Parker, Elisa Forman and her husband Stephen, and Maureen Parker. Cherished grandmother of Cheryl Caira and her husband Douglas Caira, and Linda Naval and her husband Linson Naval. Vivian will also be remembered by four great granddaughters, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Vivian lived in New York as a child before moving to Massachusetts with her family. Always caring and compassionate, Vivian studied nursing at Fitchburg State College as a young woman. She met her “very handsome” husband, Donald Parker, in Roxbury, where they started their life together before settling in Randolph. In addition to raising her three children, Vivian worked for the Raytheon Company as well as Hills Department Stores.
Vivian was dedicated to her family, and her home was a frequent gathering place for her children, nieces and nephews, and grandchildren for many years.
Vivian enjoyed listening to books on tape, going to the movies, wearing lovely clothes (especially dresses), red lipstick, Chinese food, and cheesecake. She was very interested in what was happening in the world, keeping up with the news and current events throughout her life. Most of all, she loved a good conversation. No matter what was happening in her life, she was most interested in the news and wellbeing of others, and she would always remember to ask about a visitor’s family.
Vivian’s funeral service will be held at 10:00am, on Tuesday, June 14 at Schlossberg Family’s Chapel on the Hill, 824 Washington Street in Canton, with the interment to follow at Temple Emanuel Memorial Park in Randolph.
Friends are invited to gather and share memories of a life well-lived at the family’s memorial observances. Wednesday, June 15th, 2-7 PM at the home of Maureen Parker in Concord, MA. Thursday, June 16th, 2-7 PM at the home of Cheryl and Doug Caira in Needham, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Perkins School for the Blind 175 N. Beacon St, Watertown, MA 02472, Operation Smile 3641 Faculty Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23453 or to the charity of your choice.