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OLD TOWN – Louise Anna (Parent) Parady, 95, peacefully passed away into the arms of the Lord April 9, 2009, at a Bangor hospital after a brief illness. She was born March 11, 1914, in Greenville, daughter of Joseph and Annie Parent. Louise spent many hours knitting dishcloths and loved to share them with others. She graduated from Greenville High School in 1931 and from Farmington State College in 1933. In 1937 she married the love of her life, Ramie Arthur Parady. Louise taught elementary school in several locations in Maine and taught fourth grade at Herbert Gray School, Old Town, for the last 20 years of her career, retiring in 1976. She loved the opportunity to teach children and it always brought her great joy to see one of her students from long ago, she remembered them all by name and loved to share memories with them. After Louise retired from Old Town School Department, she found tremendous fulfillment volunteering and organizing the Thrift Shop at St. Mary’s and later at Holy Family for more than 25 years. She is survived and will be deeply missed by her loving and devoted son, James R. Parady. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including three special nieces, Laura Sanborn, Audrey Street and Laurie Turner; and leaves behind her special friend, Theresa Pelletier. Louise was predeceased by her husband, Ramie Parady in 1965; an infant son, John in 1941; her sister, Octavia; and brothers, George, Albert, Henry, Fred and an infant brother. The family thanks Dr. Christopher Ritter and his nurse, Kelly, for the many years of excellent care provided to Louise. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 13, at Resurrection Parrish with Father Roland Nadeau. A luncheon will be held after the service in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Louise’s memory to St. Joseph Healthcare, P.O. Box 1638, Bangor, ME 04402. Services entrusted to Birmingham Funeral Home, Old Town.

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