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Kimberly A. (Boleza) Parker

August 16, 1967 ~ March 10, 2013 (age 45)

Kimberly Boleza Parker, 45, of East Bridgewater passed away tragically Sunday, March, 10, 2013 at her home. Kim was born and grew up in Weymouth and resided in East Bridgewater for the last 9 years. She graduated from Weymouth South High School in 1985 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from American University and a Masters from The University of South Carolina, Charleston. Kim loved her career as a Bio-Safety Officer starting at Children’s Hospital Boston in 1999, then to Massachusetts General Hospital, and finishing at Tufts University as the Biosafety Manager. Kim was a former member of the Massachusetts Hazmat Response Team.

Kim’s passions in life were her animals, Bruschi, Brady, and Mangus, and her family.  Kim loved to spend time with her family and her witty personality was loved by all. Kim's constant love, warmth, compassion, advice, and laughter will be incredibly missed by all those she touched.

For several years Kim was “famous” for her Halloween Party.  It was her favorite holiday and she would transform her home into a haunted house with ghosts and goblins and pumpkin carving contests for everyone.  Kids of all ages, 5-50, looked forward to this event every year and Kim never disappointed us.

Kim rose to every challenge life gave her, and succeeded in every endeavor she undertook. She lived life to the fullest and showed all those lucky enough to be in her company that life was a roller coaster and sitting in the front seat was the only way to go. From bungee jumping over Boston Harbor to jet skiing in the Grand Canyon, from beating the opposition at a family game of Cranium Cado to going to grad school, it was all an exciting adventure for Kim and she loved every minute of it. 

There is a hole in the hearts of all of us who loved Kim today, but more importantly, there is a hole in the world where Kim once stood that will never really go away.  Kim was one of a kind; Kim was amazing; Kim is irreplaceable.

Kimberly is survived by her husband Richard; her sister Stephanie Deeley and her partner James Pillsbury; her brother Edward Boleza and his wife Cheryl; her aunt Sister Catherine Gorman; her nephew Matthew Boleza; her niece Caitlyn Boleza and her fiancé Mark DeCost; and her nephew and godson Patrick Boleza. Kim was the daughter of the late Edward and Claire Boleza.

Visiting hours in theMackinnon Funeral Home 760 Washington St., Whitman on Friday March 15th 4-8 pm.

Funeral mass Saturday in Holy Ghost Church, Whitman at 9 am. Relatives and friends invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kim’s memory may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, 30 Lyman Street, Suite 10, Westborough, MA 0158, Attn: Juliana Field, or on their website at  Be sure to note Kim’s name on your checks or in the appropriate spot on the web site.

 Service Information

March 15, 2013

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
MacKinnon Funeral and Cremation
760 Washington Street
Whitman, MA 02382

Funeral Mass
March 16, 2013

9:00 AM
Holy Ghost Church
School St
Whitman, MA 02382

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