Christopher Jon Parker of Johnson, VT passed away peacefully at age 73. He was surrounded by friends and family. His presence has blessed in the past and continues to cover the following establishments: waiter, Crown & Anchor Restaurant at Smugglers Notch, Jeffersonville VT. General Manager, Las Brisas Restaurant, Boston, MA. Director of Restaurant, New York Marriott Marquis, NYC. Director of Catering, Farmington Marriott, Farmington, CT. Wine Steward, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT. Sommelier, Straight Wharf Restaurant, Nantucket, MA. Wine Instructor, NECI Commons, Burlington, VT. Food and Beverage Director, New England Culinary Institute, Essex, Vermont. Part Owner 158 Restaurant and Bakery, Jeffersonville, VT. Property Manager, EttaKet Concierge Service, Johnson, VT as well as 12 years for Creative Meetings & Incentives, Inc. as a private Chef at the Masters in Augusta, GA. Hobbies included: Golf, Reading, Cooking, Listening to Classical Music (Piano Concerto), Traveling.
Christopher is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years Etta Parker. His brothers Steve Parker (Claire), Kevin Parker (Dana), his nephews Maxwell Parker, Dan Parker, Eric Parker, Frank Parker (Amanda), his nieces Lillian Parker, Karen Parker Emerson (Rob), Amy Parker Kessel (Jeremy), Lesley Parker Green (Cable), his cousins Laurel Persico (Patrick), Jill Chaffee, Keith Parker (Judy) , Susan Galt, Patty Hedin, Kevin Beutel ( Michelle), David Beutel (Fujie), Katy Beutel Holmes, his Goddaughter Victoria Mkpanam, and his Godson Odis Williams II.
A celebration of Christopher Jon Parker's life will be held at Jenna's house at 117 St. John Road, Johnson, VT 05656 on Saturday June 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Followed by a catered Luncheon at the same location.
The family requests NO flowers please for the service and in lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to Jenna's House at jennaspromise.org (include Christopher's name with your gift) and the United Church of Johnson, PO BOX 703, Johnson, VT 05656. The website for the United Church of Johnson is currently under repair. Online condolences are welcome at christopherjonparker.com. Arrangements are with the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Hardwick.
For those traveling and in need of accommodations, the following surrounding towns offer lodging:
Stowe, VT 20 miles North of Johnson.
Morrisville, VT 9 miles from Johnson.
Hyde Park, VT 4 miles from Johnson.
Jeffersonville, VT 9 miles from Johnson