Regina “Jean” Parker

Regina “Jean” Parker

She was a true East Camden girl.  The move to Pennsauken was only for larger quarters for her five children.  Missing Sunday Mass was a definite no-no for her family.  Jean was a devout Catholic and raised her children to follow in her footsteps.  She graduated from Camden Catholic High School when it was in Camden.  Later she sent all five of her children there also.  Being a single mom meant finances were tight, so Jean worked three jobs to ensure the kids had everything they needed.  Even though she was always working her smile was bright and her laugh distinct.  Then the best position opened up for her. Subaru hired her as a administrative assistant.  She considered that office a second family and they called her Queenie.  Summers were for going to Wildwood with her sisters.  After sitting on the beach all day they convened to Moore’s Inlet for clams and beer.  How Jean managed it we don’t know but she took her kids to Disney in Florida twice.

She is survived by her children:  Franklin J. Parker, 3rd (Marianne), Sharon A. Boylan (Andrew), Michael J. Parker (Maureen), Eileen P. Sapienza (Pete), Kathleen A. Reeves (Vladimir); 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Come celebrate 82 great years Thursday, February 27 from 9 a.m. at Christ Our Light RC Church, 402 Kings Hwy., Cherry Hill where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon.  Burial New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr.


  1. Sharon Wilson Karbach says:

    I will always remember Mrs. Parker’s smile. Although I loved the smile. I would always wonder what she was thinking behind it. She truly was a lovely woman. I really enjoyed her company and wish that I had the opportunity to spend more time with her. Although I didn’t get to see her that often I will truly miss her.

  2. Sharon Wilson Karbach says:

    My love and prayers go out to the Parker family. It’s so hard to lose a parent. Especially when you only had one parent all your life and she was always there for you. But please try to keep in mind that she is in a better place in heaven with God

  3. Melanie and Steve Sofkos says:

    She was a beautiful soul inside and out ❤️ our deports condolences and May her memory always be beautifully remembered!! Xoxox

  4. Joan Burke Ealer says:

    So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a kind, loving person. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Joan Burke Ealer

  5. Barb Foley Dougherty says:

    My Love and deepest sympathy to the Family for the loss of Jean. I’ve lost my favorite cousin, friend, confident, Jean was supportive in every way. There’s a hole in my heart! RIP! Barb

  6. Mary (Cleary) Neale says:

    Sharon, I wanted to let you know how sorry I was to read about your mom’s passing. What a beautiful photo! I’m keeping your family in my prayers.

    Mary (Cleary) Neale

  7. Michele Cepparulo says:

    She was such a lovely lady and wonderful person. May she rest in peace.

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