Family Opens Up About Daughter’s Heroin Addiction In Obituary

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A Maine couple’s candid #obituary about the death of their 24-year-old daughter from a drug overdose has prompted an outpouring of support from all over the country for its words of caution to others struggling with a loved one’s addiction.

The drug epidemic is getting worse and worse all over this country, that is a known fact.  The hard drugs like Heroin and Cocaine are not just in the big cities anymore and they haven’t been for a long time.  They are slowly creeping in to every small town in American and they simply destroy lives and not just the lives of the user, the lives of their loved one too.

The obituary gets right to the point: “Molly Alice Parks, age 24, who most currently resided in Manchester, NH, passed away in Manchester on April 16, 2015 as the result of a heroin overdose.”

You can read the full obituary below. 

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OLD ORCHARD BEACH– Molly Alice Parks, age 24, who most currently resided in Manchester, NH, passed away in Manchester on April 16, 2015 as the result of a heroin overdose.

She was born in York, Maine on March 13, 1991, a daughter of Tom and Patti (Michaud) Parks.

Molly graduated from Old Orchard Beach High School in 2009 and attended one year at SMCC until her addiction took over. Most recently, she was employed as a delivery driver for Portland Pie Co. in Manchester, NH. She enjoyed theater, fashion, reading – especially Harry Potter, and will always be remembered for fearless personality and her trademark red lipstick. Along Molly’s journey through life, she made a lot of bad decisions including experimenting with drugs. She fought her addiction to heroin for at least five years and had experienced a near fatal overdose before. Molly’s family truly loved her and tried to be as supportive as possible as she struggled with the heroin epidemic that has been so destructive to individuals and families in her age bracket.

She is survived by her parents- Tom Parks and his wife Pat Noble of Saco and Patti Michaud Parks of Berlin, NH; sister- Kasey Parks of OOB; step siblings- Dustin and Delayna Denicourt of Biddeford; maternal grandparents- Rita and Raymond Michaud of Berlin, NH; paternal grandmother- Ruth Parks of OOB; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and a niece.

If you have any loved one’s who are fighting addiction, Molly’s family asks that you do everything possible to be supportive, and guide them to rehabilitation before it is too late.

What do you think? Was this an appropriate #obituary for their daughter?