Bernice C. (Chapin) Parkes

  • Died: September 12, 2021
  • Location: South Boston, Massachusetts

James A. Murphy & Son Funeral Home

1020 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel. (617) 265-9840

Tribute & Message From The Family

PARKES, Bernice C. (Chapin). Of South Boston, died September 12, 2021.

Beloved wife of the late Francis J. Parkes.

Loving mother of Liz and her husband Jack Reilly of Cape Cod, Diane Parkes of South Boston, and Michael Parkes of South Boston.

Devoted "Grandma" of Jo Jo Reilly, Rebecca and her husband Kenny Cavanaugh, Megan Mahoney, Matthew Mahoney, and Jackie Parkes.

Sister of the late Teddy Chapin.

Family and friends will honor and remember Bernice's life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, on Thursday morning, September 16th, from 10 A.M. to 12 noon.

Interment will be private.

Bernice was a devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends, especially trips to Foxwoods. She loved taking walks, reading, and watching Wheel of Fortune.

She will be dearly missed.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My grandma was one of my favorite people on this planet. She was so devoted to her grandchildren and I am beyond grateful to have had her, known her and loved her. I know she will always watch over us, root for us and celebrate with us. I will love you always.

Posted by Rebecca Cavanaugh - Weymouth, MA - grandchild   September 15, 2021

The best next door neighbor I have ever had during the past 20 years!
REST-I will be with you soon. Jim Malone

Posted by Jim Malone - South Boston, MA - Neighbor   September 14, 2021

Bernice was the best mother-in-law in the history of mother-in-laws. Always supportive, never interfered and always had a kind thought and word for me. She was funny and fun. Above all else she loved her husband Frank, her family and dear friends. A wonderful person -I will miss her greatly.

Posted by jack Reilly - Cape Cod, MA - family   September 14, 2021

Bernice and I were best friends for more than 50 years. Thru good times and some sad ones - Bern was always there for me with a helping hand. I will miss you Bern. May you rest in peace.
Much love to your family

Posted by Joan Dellascio - Woburn, MA - Friend   September 14, 2021

She will be missed by all of Her Atlantic City travel friends, especially by me and Fran.

Posted by Bob Pappas - Woburn, MA - Friend   September 14, 2021

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. As time goes by the hurt will lesson, but there will be times when for no reason you will have a bad day and you will miss her. Try to think of the good times and then the bad day will become a good day. Sorry we cannot be there but we will be thinking of you and know what you are going thru because we have walked in those shoes. Rich

Posted by Richard Kulas - Canton, MA - family   September 13, 2021

I loved Bernice. I loved her attitude. I loved that she walked all over the City of Boston. I loved how she lit up when she mentioned her Frank. I will miss you.

Posted by Joyce Skwierawski - Quincy, MA - Family Friend   September 13, 2021

Michael, I'm so sorry for your loss. Looking at your mom's beautiful face I can still remember her with brown curly hair 35 years ago when I would be knocking on your door to " call for you" ..So many fond memories. She was a beautiful person inside & out. She's still with you Michael . You & your family are in my prayers. God bless

Posted by Susan Cleary - Classmate   September 13, 2021

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