Albert Parent (1924—2017)
SUMMERSVILLE, Kenn. — Albert Parent, 92, husband of Connie Parent (Tobin), passed away Sunday, April 30th at his home in Summersville, KY, surrounded by his family. Born on August 23, 1924 in Grand Isle, Maine, he was the son of the late Patrick and Odile (Ayotte) Parent. Albert is survived by four children: Richard (Shirley Sweet) of New Hartford, NY; Linda (Richard Martel) of Summersville, KY; Gerry of Louisville, KY; and Carole (Robert Sharkey) of Yarmouth, Maine. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Eric, Natalie, Nicky, Jessica, Christopher, Anthony, Nicholas, Erin, and Robby; and nine great-grandchildren: Kyle, Reese, Brayden, Jake, Emerson, Robbie, Sammy, Charlie, and Juniper. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife of many years, Connie, son Brian, brothers Lawrence, Normand, Omar, and Gerard, and sister Jeanne.
Albert was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army. He enlisted in the military in March of 1943, and retired from the Army in June of 1966 with the rank of Sergeant First Class. During his time in the Army, he served in many capacities, including serving in WWII in the European Theater, where he received a Purple Heart for wounds sustained during battle. After retiring from the military, Albert and his family settled in Windsor, CT, where Albert worked for the Town of Windsor for several years.
Albert enjoyed buying, fixing, and selling cars, taking road trips, and doing yardwork. He was a long-time fan of the Boston Red Sox, and also enjoyed watching the New England Patriots, as well as the UCONN Women’s Basketball team. He was extremely devoted to his children and grandchildren. For many years, he spent summers with his wife at their camp at Lac Unique, St. Francois, New Brunswick, Canada, where their family would come to visit. Albert’s love for yardwork was best demonstrated at the camp, where he was proud to have created a lovely retreat for all of his family to enjoy.
Calling hour will be held at Daigle Funeral Home, 14 E. Main St., Fort Kent, on Friday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m., with funeral mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, 26 E. Main St., Fort Kent. Burial services will follow that afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou, Maine, with Military Honors. For those who wish, donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation at www.parkinson.org, or Hosparus Health at P.O. Box 4134, Campbellsville, KY 42719.