Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Culinary Pioneer Dead at 65

Parloa, after failing to rally after an operation on Wednesday, died late Saturday afternoon (August 21, 1909) at her home in Bethel Connecticut. Services were held in Bethel on Tuesday and then at the chapel at Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston the next day. Reverend Thomas C. Campbell, rector of St John’s Church in Jamaica Plain officiated. Campbell read the Episcopal ritual and the last words of committal. It was a simple service with the singing of “Abide with me” and “Blest be the tie that binds”. Her body was cremated and buried at Forest Hills


Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

Before our Father’s throne
We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one
Our comforts and our cares.

We share each other’s woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.

This glorious hope revives
Our courage by the way;
While each in expectation lives,
And longs to see the day.

From sorrow, toil and pain,
And sin, we shall be free,
And perfect love and friendship reign
Through all eternity.

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