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Former UB Wrestler Jeff Parker Passes Away

Obituary By The Sun Chronicle 05/24/2010

Jeffrey Daniel Parker, 25, died Saturday, May 22 surrounded by the comfort of his loving family. He was the son of Walter B. Parker III and Roberta (Botsch) Parker.

Jeff was born on Nov. 10, 1984 in Stoughton. He was a graduate of Foxboro High School, Class of 2003, and a graduate of the University at Buffalo, Class of 2008.

Jeff was employed as a construction manager for the Kraft Group in Foxboro and was an assistant wrestling coach at Franklin High School.

Jeff was the captain of the Foxboro High School football team and captain of the Foxboro High School wrestling team. He was the New England Wrestling champion in 2003 and was also an All State champion and Sectional champion. In his senior year at UB, Jeff posted 27 wins and was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, was awarded the "Ideal Bull" Award and earned a spot on the Academic All-MAC wrestling team. Jeff also enjoyed watching the Food Network and was a country music fan.

Beloved son of Walter B. Parker III and Roberta Parker. Devoted brother of Shawn Parker of Foxboro. Grandson of Ace Parker of Foxboro, Claire Botsch of Canton and Marianne Parker of North Attleboro. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, May 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St., Foxboro.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Carpenter Street, Foxboro. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Foxboro. For additional information, please call 508-543-5471. To light a special candle in Jeff's memory, please visit the funeral home website at