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George Parsons, 72



George Richard “Ricky” Parsons Jr, 72 of North Adams died on Monday, September 7, 2020 at his home. He was born in North Adams on May 29, 1948 a son of the late George Richard “Poggie” & Mary Lou Hamilton Parsons.

George attended schools in North Adams, including Drury High School. He later was a trainer and groomer of horses at Green Mountain Race Track, Saratoga Race Track, and Northampton Fair for the Don George stables. Ricky trained renowned horses Berkshire Shopper, Shopping for Love, Joe Mooney and Mark Hopkins. He was a diehard New York Yankees fan, New York Giants and also loved to fish.

George leaves his children, Mary Parsons Woodfolk and her husband Bruce of Ruckersville, VA, Pamela Parsons Sumner and her husband Glen of Monroe, MA. a son Chad Lemaire of Pittsfield. He also leaves a sister Brenda Parsons of Adams. He was predeceased by a brother, William Parson and sister Linda Murphy. Ricky is survived by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews and friends.

FUNERAL NOTICE: At George’s request there will be no services. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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A good friend Always remember him
from: John Segalaon: 09-26-2020

Ricky, you are gone too soon. Thanks for being a wonderful friend. May your beautiful soul rest in peace.
from: Pauletteon: 09-14-2020

RIP Ricky ....will miss seeing you at the lake .
. Condolences to your family .
from: Jim Luczynskion: 09-13-2020

Ricky, I can't believe you're gone. Used to see you around downtown all the time and we shared jabs about baseball. Have thought of you often since I moved. I always hoped to see you around when I returned. In fact, I was just thinking about you the other day.
from: Jon: 09-12-2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to the parson family. I always considered Ricky a friend and he will surely be missed. R
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