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Dona A. Parker, of Mullica Hill (nee Bobo), formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alum

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Dona A. Parker,  “Bo”, (nee Bobo), 78, of Mullica Hill, NJ, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ passed away on February 21, 2021.

Beloved wife of Henry G. Parker for 45 years, devoted mother of Walter McGuinness, Jr. (Jeanette), Glenn Parker and the late Colleen Sorbello (Samuel). Loving grandmother of Jeff Sorbello (Melissa), Brayden McGuinness, Landon McGuinness and Great Grandmother of Samuel Sorbello. Dear sister of James Bobo (Elizabeth) and the late John, Robert, Frances, Virginia, Marie and Regina. Dona was also predeceased by her parents, Robert and Gertrude Bobo.

Dona graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1961. Her first job was in the insurance industry at Penn Mutual in Philadelphia. Later in life, she worked for the Harrison Township Elementary School District as a bus driver for 16 years. She loved the beach and swimming, dining out, dancing, shopping, long talks, storytelling, her grand-dogs, the students she adored, and entertaining family and friends during the Christmas season. The most important part of life for Dona was her love for family. Her husband, children, grandchildren, and most recently, her great grandboy Samuel, were everything to her.  She was a giver of love and compassion – ‘if she only had two pennies, she’d find ya a nickel.’

Visitation Friday, February 26 from 7-9 pm and Saturday, February 27 from 10-11 am at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Mass of Christian Burial to follow Saturday 11:30 am at The Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Parish Center, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Swedesboro, NJ.

Donations in lieu of flowers to: Colleen Sorbello Breast Cancer Foundation, dba Pink Clover, go to, or mail a check to 2192 N West Blvd., Vineland, NJ 08360, c/o Pink Clover Foundation. 

To view Dona’s Funeral Mass via livestream, visit, “Parish Mass Livestream” on Sat. at 11:30 am.