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Memorial service for Joe Parris tonight
By RAY DUCKLER Monitor staff
September 25, 2008 - 7:10 am
A memorial service for Henniker's Joe Parris will be held tonight from 6 to 9 at Pats Peak Ski Area.
Parris died Sept. 16 of congestive heart failure at the age of 77. A disabled veteran, he moved from Massachusetts to Henniker in 1969 and became a fixture in the downtown area.
Parris often ended his day on a bench in front of the New England College administration building, where he joked with students and formed friendships. The bench is now adorned with flowers, personal notes and a pumpkin that has no room left for signatures.