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Megan Parsons



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Megan Parsons, a long-time resident of Newtown, Conn., passed peacefully recently after a short battle with old age and just a week short of her 95th birthday.

Born in North Wales, United Kingdom, and being the adventurous sort, Megan emigrated alone to the United States to continue a nursing career at Columbia Presbyterian. It was in New York City, in the Welsh Church, that she met Henry Parsons, now deceased, from South Wales. After courting, they were married in North Wales and returned to New York City to live and start a family.

In the seventies, they settled in Newtown, where Megan became a life member of the International Club and joined the Trinity Church choir.

Growing up by the sea, Megan was an avid swimmer, often driving herself to the beach even in her eighties for a swim. In her nineties, the town pool was the go-to. Megan frequently visited the Welsh church and museums in New York City on her own via Metro-North well into her eighties.

Megan is survived by her son, Tom Parsons, and wife Elizabeth of Newtown; daughter, Lowri Martin, and husband Jeffrey of Brookfield; grandsons, Trevor and Connor Parsons of Newtown; granddaughter, Diana Loftus, and husband Brian of Newtown; and great-granddaughter, Ayla Loftus, also of Newtown. Being the oldest of six children, Megan is also survived by, along with many nieces and nephews, two sisters, Eluned and Iola, and a brother Gwyn, all currently residing in Wales.

Her brothers, Elfyn and Edgar, and niece, Alwen, had passed in recent years.

She will be eternally missed by her family, who she loved and cared for through the years.

A private service will be held for the family.

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