Globe photojournalist Kevin Van Paassen visited Donald Parr and his family several times over the course of about a four-week period, including seeing him on Christmas Day as he celebrated the holidays with his family. This gallery features images of Mr. Parr, who was 86 at the time. Read the related story Why a 'good death' matters by Senior Feature writer Sandra Martin and explore the rest of The Hospital series."
Donald Parr, 87
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