MILLBURY - Thomas D. Parslow, 67, son of Francis J Parslow and Ethel (Supernor) Parslow, passed away Sunday, May 31st, to become a spirit in the sky.
He leaves his wife of thirty-two years, Lori, as well as two sons, Richard F. and his wife, Rayne, their children, Eliana and Adelyn and James R. T., a brother, Francis Jr., and several cousins and nieces.
Tom worked most of his life as a model maker/inspector at an area forging company. In addition, he was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard from 1972-1979, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Tom graduated from Quinsigamond Community College in 1984 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He loved the martial arts and taught in his spare time.
Over the past many years, Tom became especially attached to his cousin Lynda and her husband Marty. Their wisdom and outlook on life has been a blessing during the hard times. Tom was also blessed to have lifelong friends. They include William and Dawn Milewski and Wendy Reid. They opened their families to him. Billy became a brother to him over the years, and Wendy became a sister he never had. John Hall and his wife Val also became like family to him over the last 20 years. Most important of all, he was blessed by finding his wife, Lori, who stood with him through thick and thin, good and bad.
Tom loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He was a life member of the North Grafton Fish and Game Club and was an accomplished marksman. He would like to thank the Club for its support, especially Jack Malquist, Bobby Malquist, Al Blujeck and Ed DeCataue. He was humbled by their friendship and caring.
Tom had a good life and did what he wanted to do. He made some mistakes along the way, but he did it his way and would not have changed a thing. Tom wishes all well and good times only.
Goodbye my friends, Thomas.
Due to state regulations on social gatherings, family and friends will celebrate and remember Tom’s life privately.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the
Dana-Farber at Milford Regional Medical Center, 20 Prospect Street, Milford, MA 01757.