I'm Joan Stephenson, Dan Parmelee's daughter. I'm sending this e-mail to let everyone know that Dad passed away. Dad died at 8:05 PM, Thursday, Feb. 5th, in the hospice unit at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT. Dad had many family members with him during the week leading up to his passing. My cousin and I were at his side during his last hours. He was in no pain and told me he was not afraid.I don't know how long it has been since Dad has been in touch with any of you by e-mail. The past year was increasing difficult for him. Many phone calls have been made to people whose numbers we have. I'm writing this in the hopes that no one will be left out.
Dad was helping the staff at One MacDonough Place work out technical difficulties with the cable channel for the building. Tinkering up to the end. He was always good at fixing things.Our family is thankful for the friendships that Dad has had through his life and the many stories and experiences that he has shared with us over the years. We are also thankful that Dad is no longer suffering; no more struggling to breathe, no more fatigue, and no more chronic neck pain that plagued him for over 20 years. He is at peace and with our mother, whom he has missed greatly.
If you have any stories or memories you would like to share, please feel free to do so. You can send e-mails to Dad's address for about another 2 weeks. Or you can send e-mails to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be checking Dad's e-mail during the next couple of weeks as we pack up his belongings from his apartment.
Sincerely, Joan Stephenson
on behalf of the family of Charles Dan Parmelee
6/22/1922 - 2/5/2009
Rest In Peace, Dad