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Roland C. Parent

December 12, 1931 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Roland C. Parent – Methuen, MA


Roland C. Parent, 91, died Saturday December 2, 2023. He was born in Van Buren, Maine, the son of the late Edmond and Azilda (Gervais) Parent. He graduated from Van Buren Boys’ High School and received undergraduate degrees in accounting and business administration from Bentley College and Suffolk University, respectively.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.


Mr. Parent was Consumer Products Division Controller at Foster Grant Corporation in Leominster, where he worked for 21 years. He also was controller at Film Microelectronics in North Andover, where he retired in 1997. He was an avid sports fan, especially, the Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics.


He leaves his daughter Michelle and her husband, Patrick Wetmore of Dunstable, MA; daughter-in-law Beverly (Brien) Kennedy and her husband, Paul of Methuen; three grandchildren- Brianne Parent Mcrobbie and her husband Jason, Jeffrey Parent and his wife Kelcey and Zoe Wetmore.

Mr. Parent leaves his sister-in-law Kathleen Gabriel of North Andover, her children Christina and Peter and their families as well as his niece Diane Sizemore, her husband Rick and daughter Shelby who shared a special relationship.


He was predeceased by his wife, Yvonne (Gabriel) in 2009, his son Peter in 2003 and his sister, Aline Duplessis, in 1971.


Calling hours are Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 9 – 10 AM at Dewhirst Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated following the calling hours at 10:30 AM at St. Anthony Maronite Church, 145 Amesbury Street, Lawrence, MA 01841.  Burial will follow the Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Cemetery in Methuen.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


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Calling Hours
December 7, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Dewhirst Boles Funeral Home and Cremation Service
80 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844

Funeral Mass
December 7, 2023

10:30 AM
St Anthony Church Church
145 Amesbury St
Lawrence, MA 01841


St Anthony Cemetery
N. Lowell Street
Methuen, MA, MA 01844


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