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Arthur F. Parente

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DORSET -- Arthur F. Parente, 68, a resident of West Road in Dorset, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. Arthur was born in Long Island, New York, on Dec. 5, 1937, the son of Clarence and Emily (Fraser) Parente.

He received his education in Garden City Long Island schools, graduating from high school in Floral Park, Long Island. He moved from Laurel Hollow, Long Island, with his wife Colleen 10 years ago to Dorset, where he was a restaurant owner and entrepreneur.

Arthur was a member of the United States Army Reserves and St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Manchester. He loved acting and singing and was an extra in two movies that were filmed in Vermont. Arthur cherished times spent with his family.

He is survived by his wife, the former Colleen Kennedy of Dorset, his son, Nicholas Parente, of Dorset, and his brother, Robert Parente, of Garden City, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Desiree Parente.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday morning Nov. 29, 2006, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Manchester. Interment will follow in the family lot in Dellwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday morning, Nov.29, 2006, at Brewster Funeral Service 34 Park Place, Manchester from 8:30 to 10 a.m. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Arthur’s memory may be made to the Dorset Village Library or the Linus Pawling Institute, c/o Brewster Funeral Service P.O. Box 885 Manchester Center, VT 05255. To send the family e-mail condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com

Arrangements are under the care of Brewster Funeral Service 34 Park Place.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 28, 2006
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