Edie and Parker had been married for 69 years, a love that was truly irreplaceable. She was a loving and proud mother to her only child, Jay Parker Wickham (married to Cindy) and an unforgettable and amazing grandmother to Stacy Sheppard (married to Michael) and Leigh Allocca (married to Peter). She also leaves behind her beautiful great-grandchildren Sarah, Parker and Jack Sheppard, as well as Ethan and Ella Allocca. Her family was her life and she lit up theirs.
Edie was born in New Jersey and then moved to Mattituck, were she graduated from Mattituck High School. She furthered her education at Bloomfield College, where she received her Registered Nursing degree.
Edie and Parker were high school sweethearts, and after nursing school she went out to Glendale, California, were Parker was living and working as a private contractor for the Air Force. They happily wed in 1942 — the beginning of decades of beautiful memories. They moved back to Mattituck where they started and ran Mattituck Aviation. Edie joyfully welcomed her first and only child, Jay Parker Wickham.
She was a dedicated homemaker and she did an endless amount of volunteer work in her community and beyond. She would go anywhere and do anything to help others. She volunteered at many blood banks and at Eastern Long Island Hospital and was associated with the Minnepogue Club, Historical Society and Mattituck Presbyterian Church.
She is remembered for her immeasurably kind and generous heart, loving ways and undeniable ability to light up the lives of those around her. She was so loved by her family and friends and will be carried on in all their hearts forever.
The family received friends at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home, where the Rev. George Gaffga conducted funeral services. Interment was private at Bethany Cemetery.
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