Mary Joan Parra, 77, widow of Edward Parra, died on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.  Born in Rockland on April 24, 1941, she was the daughter of William M. and Dorothy (Gushee) MacIntosh.

On March 28, 1982, she married Edward Parra in Camden, at their home on Cross Street in Camden.  In 1999, they moved to Appleton to take care of Joan’s aging mother.

Joan had been employed at Tibbett’s Industries in Camden for many years and also took care of children in her home.  In addition, she supervised her own children as well as the other many neighborhood children living on Washington and Cross Streets during their childhood and teenage years. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, as was her collection of dolls.

Joan was predeceased by her husband, Edward Parra, in 2016 and her daughter, Marie Simmons, in 2018. Surviving are five children and sixteen grandchildren, Bonnie Capps, and her husband, Chris of California, and their children Sunshine, Tiffany, and Justin; Marie’s children, Christina, Robert and Philip; William Lemar, of Maine and his children, Stephanie and Randy; Wanda Tolman, and her husband, Tim, of Idaho and her children, John, Nicholas Dominic and Angel; Brian Lemar and his wife, Danielle, of Searsmont and his children, Charlotte and Elizabeth and their children, Brian Jr. and Landon; Thomas Parra and his wife, Stacey, of Lincolnville and their son Wyatt; brother, Daniel MacIntosh of California; sister Linda MacIntosh of Damariscotta and many great-grandchildren.

A private family graveside service will be held in Youngtown Cemetery in Lincolnville.  If desired, gifts may be made in her memory to the Camden Area Food Pantry, 128 Mt. Battie St., Camden, ME 04843.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com.  Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.