Thursday, June 13, 2013

With Sorrow, News of Joan Parker's Passing

Alerted by Hank Phillipi Ryan, we have news today that Joan Parker, loyal and loving wife, partner, and teammate of author Robert B. Parker, has died. An obituary from the Boston Globe announced that her death took place Tuesday, and recognizes Joan for her philanthropy. We are thinking of Joan's family and the many friends of this wonderful couple, in this time of loss.

We're also thinking of when we last saw Joan: at the New England Mobile Book Fair, as she initiated the Robert B. Parker Award there. Here are a couple of our photos.
Joan and NEMBF owner Tom Lyons.

Joan reading from a letter written by Robert B. Parker.

Do look at the Boston Globe's online obituary, for a particularly lovely photo of Joan Parker.

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