Obituaries: Lawrence J. Parent


Lawrence J. Parent, 88, of Terryville, husband of the late Cecile (St. Pierre) Parent, died on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Ingraham Manor, Bristol. Larry was born on January 15, 1928 in Caribou, ME and was a son of the late Valere and Leona (St. Pierre) Parent. He resided in Bristol before moving to Terryville in 1964 and was employed at Emhart for 39 years before retiring in 1990. He was a member of St. Ann Church, Bristol, League of Sacred Heart Society at the church, Palos Council #35 Knights of Columbus, and the M.B. Roddan Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus where he served with the Color Guards. Larry is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Daniel Parent of Terryville and Eugene and Ann Parent of Bristol; a brother, Abel Parent of Van Buren, ME; a sister, Gladys Gagnon of Bristol; a granddaughter, Joanne and her husband Randy Picard; two great grandsons, Brady and Simon Picard; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Larry was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Farina, and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016, 9 AM from Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, to St. Ann Church, 215 West St, Bristol, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.  Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home on Thursday between 6 and 8 PM. Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann Church, 215 West St., Bristol, CT 06010. Please visit Larry’s memorial web-site at