- On January 29, 2020
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Rachel Patricia (Peisen) Parks died January 26th, 2020 at the age of 48. She is survived by her children Alison “Alix” and Josephine “Josie” Parks and former husband James “Jay” Parks of Hagerstown, MD as well as siblings from her father’s previous marriage and numerous cousins. She is preceded in death by her mother Dr. Judith Nancy Peisen, father Gary Lane Peisen, sister Shireen F. Peisen, grandparents Justin Joseph Francis and Bertha Elizabeth (Leppanen) Francis.
Rachel was born on March 17, 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts. She moved to Hagerstown, MD at a young age and graduated from Saint James School in 1989. Rachel continued her education at William Smith College graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. She returned to Hagerstown to start a career as a graphic designer at Hagerstown Community College. Rachel loved and adored her daughters more than anything. Alix and Josie brought an infinite amount of pride, joy, laughter, and love. Rachel was a generous, giving person with the gift of a quick wit, keen sense of humor, and the ability to motivate and uplift her friends and family. She loved travelling, especially to her beloved Martha’s Vineyard and Disneyworld. Her smile, commentary, and laughter will be sorely missed.
A funeral is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 3rd at The Saint James School Chapel with a reception to follow at the Saint James School dining hall at 17641 College Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740. The Rev. Dr. D. Stuart Dunnan will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Rachel’s life. Images are being collected at Rachel Parks Memorial on dropevent.com for a slide show and all are encourage to submit photos they have of Rachel. Arrangements entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, Pittsburgh, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Rachel Parks Memorial Fund at https://www.gofundme.com/f/rachel-parks-memorial-fund.