ORRINGTON – Richard “Dick” Leroy Parent, 68, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 7, 2013, at his home in Orrington. He was born March 15, 1945, in South Brewer, the son of Edward J. and Myra M. (Kidder) Parent.
Richard attended Bangor High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea. He then served in the Army National Guard, No. 262 Engineer, for over 20 years achieving the rank of Staff Sargent. Richard worked for many years for the City of Bangor as an electrician until his retirement. There are many special memories of times at Parks Pond with his wife, Julie. He had an interest in collecting antique autos and did collect a couple that he enjoyed.
He was predeceased by his dear wife, Juliet “Julie” A. Parent in 2009. He is survived by children, Scott Parent and wife, Patricia, of Orrington, and Shelly Burns and husband, Norman, of Levant; siblings, Edward J. Parent and wife, Bonny, of Hampden, Donna Forthun and husband, Vern, of Burke, Vt., and James E. Parent of Orrington; grandchildren, Hillary Cross, Stephanie Parent, Kyle Ford, Emily Ford, and Olivia Burns; great-grandchildren, Jeremiah, Gideon, and Abigail; nephews and nieces, Mark, Daniel and Linda; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
A gathering will be private for the family. Interment will be at Pine Hill Cemetery, Orrington. Gifts in his memory may be made to Manna Ministries, 29 Main St., Bangor, ME 04401. A service of Brookings-Smith. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.