By Aubrey Kelly

NORTH READING Dolores E. (Akel) Parks of North Reading, passed away on Sunday, Septembter 26, 2021 at the age of 86.

Born on April 19, 1935, she was the daughter of the late John and Najla Akel. Dolores was the beloved wife of the late Milton Parks. She was the devoted mother of five children, Stephen Parks and his wife, Kathy, of Shrewsbury; Michelle Faugno and her husband, Wayne, of North Andover; Kenneth Parks and his wife, Laura, of North Andover; Janine Parks of North Reading; and the late Denise Parks. She was the loving Sittoo of five grandchildren, Trina, Jenna, Kira, Kaitlyn and Erica. The sister of the late May Hashem and Mitchell Akel, Dolores is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends paid their respects at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., North Reading, on Wednesday evening, September 29. At the request of the family interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dolores’ name to Communitas (formerly EMARC), 60 D. Audubon Rd., Wakefield, MA 01880. To send an online message of condolence please visit