This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of Winfield Parsons IV. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

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Condolence From: Tony Castrigno
Condolence: Tracy, Win was a great dad, teacher and craftsman -and what a wonderful spirit. I know your family will hold him close forever and his imprint will be have been left on his many students, customers and friends in Montclair. Love to your and the family.
Friday September 21, 2018
Condolence From: Mary Anne M. Bifulco/Bifulco Design LLC
Condolence: I met Win back in the hey-days of Junior League Showhouses - he would arrive with his band of carpenter students & create whatever we needed, including stanchions, small fences, bins... all to his typical high standards, and with great enthusiasm.
His is a rare talent that will be missed in this world.
Monday September 17, 2018
Condolence From: Jennifer Ugarte
Condolence: I’m so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you must feel. I have found comfort in scriptures like Job 14:14,15 which remind me that God cares so deeply for us that he yearns for the day when he will bring us back to life on earth (John 5:28, 29). I hope that these words bring you comfort as well.
You may contact me personally if you wish to know more about the hope that God gives us in his word that there will be a resurrection.
Monday September 17, 2018
Condolence From: Elaine
Condolence: My deepest condolences to the Parsons Family on the lost of your dear loved one may you find comfort in knowing that God is close to the broken hearted, he saves those who are crushed in spirit and he comforts those in times of sorrow
Monday September 17, 2018
Condolence From: Sharon Pitts
Condolence: Such a lovely man and such a wonderful family.
Sending my deepest sympathy.
Sharon Pitts
Saturday September 15, 2018
Condolence From: Lise Greene
Condolence: I met Winfield shortly after he arrived at Montclair State. He always impressed me with his earnestness and eagerness to learn, and do, and be. When I was the advisor to the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Winfield generously donated his talents by working with the students to build a shed, which was raffled off to raise money for the cause. In fact, he was always willing - with a smile - to lend his expertise to many projects, including regional Habitat for Humanity affiliates. I am grateful for his life.
Friday September 14, 2018
Condolence From: Mark Mccarthy
Condolence: Winfield was many things to me. He was my boss, my mentor and my friend. He gave me an opportunity when I needed it most for which I am forever grateful. Always the patient teacher,he never belittled, yelled or openly criticized me for any mistake but instead always offered encouraging words and guidance. I first met him when a friend recommended me for a job. On the phone he seemed as excited to meet me as I was to meet him and I starting working later that week. When we met he drove me around town pointing out all the houses he had worked in and not in a braggadocious manner. He wanted me to see what 25yrs of hard work had created. A reputation built by he and his family by taking pride in their work and doing things the right way. He has taught me so many things that cross between both the professional and personal realms. One thing that always stood out that he would tell me repeatedly, " If you surround yourself with talented, motivated individuals with a like minded goal you will always succeed" This statement always struck me as a testament to how he lived his life. He surrounded himself with great people,from his amazing family to the friends and work relationships he has fostered over the many years before and since I met him. He always had a knack for finding some common ground with another individual no matter the subject matter. I will miss so many things about him but mostly I will miss his guidance, friendship and unwavering support and desire to see others succeed.

Friday September 14, 2018
Condolence From: Michele and Paul Sionas
Condolence: In tribute to Winfield, we would like to share this story that speaks to the quintessential Winfield. He was always curious, inquisitive and enthusiastic. Many years ago I saw him one morning looking like he had face-planted. Among the cuts, scrapes and bruises, there was a huge smile on his face. He proceeded to tell me a crazy story about how he had been contracted to test an early Segway model. As he was riding along a road at dusk, he was suddenly and violently tripped, up and over the handlebars, landing face first on the pavement. Apparently, a resident of the road had laid a hose from one side of the street to the other in order to water a newly planted street tree across from his home. Just as Win was approaching, the man pulled on the hose, raising it a foot or two in the air! The next morning, Win was already looking back on the ordeal with amusement. His passing is a huge loss to the community; we will never forget his indomitable spirit.
Friday September 14, 2018
Condolence From: Deb Urquhart
Condolence: With his full involvement in Scouting and all its activities, I will always be grateful to Win for helping to raise my sons. They could not have had a better role model. Deb Urquhart
Friday September 14, 2018
Condolence From: Dana MaG Sather
Condolence: I am so sorry to hear about professor Parsons passing. He was a great professor and mentor. He singlehandedly shaped my future as a student at Montclair as he was the reason I became an industrial designer, which is also the reason I met my now husband. Scott and I always said we would have never met if Professor Parsons didn’t convince me to become and industrial designer.
He was also a mentor to me during the good and hard times at Montclair, and he gave me guidance that I couldn’t find elsewhere.
He was a Professor, a mentor, and a friend. He is often mentioned and referenced in our home, and will always be. He truly will be missed.
Thursday September 13, 2018
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