Bernard R. Parent, 97, of Orwell


ORWELL —  Bernard Romeo Parent, 97, of Orwell, died Tuesday morning, May 31, 2022, at his residence in Orwell.

He was born on May 4, 1925, in Enosburg Falls, the son of Alcide and Corana (Gauthier) Parent.

Mr. Parent relocated to Orwell when he was 6 years old, growing up on his family farm and attending local schools. He worked for many years at the Creamery and for his father on the farm until purchasing his own farm in 1953.

He was a member of the St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Orwell, Loyal Order of Moose in Rutland, Wilderness RV Club, and had been a member of Orwell Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years.

Mr. Parent enjoyed shuffleboard, hunting, fishing, gardening, and riding his baby Harley. He also enjoyed spending the last 36 winters in Florida, where it was “easy living.”

Survivors include his wife Marie Parent of Orwell; three daughters, Cathy Ladd of Sudbury, Donah Parent of St. Augustine, Fla.; and Pam Spaulding of Orwell; two sons, Paul Parent and Peter Parent, both of Orwell; two stepdaughters, JoAnn Rowe of South Burlington, and Sue Hebert of Middlebury; a stepson, Andre Hebert of Thomasville, N.C.; 10 grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by son Michael J. Parent in 1971 and by several siblings.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 73 Church St., Orwell, Vt. A private burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery in Orwell.

Arrangements are with the Durfee Funeral Home, 119 North Main St. Fair Haven, VT.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Orwell Volunteer Fire Department 604 Main St, Orwell, VT 05760 or to St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 73 Church St, Orwell, VT 05760.◊

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