MANCHESTER - Philippe T. "Phil" Parent, 77, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Community Hospice House, Merrimack.
Phil was born Dec. 8, 1936, in Manchester to the late Urgel and Blanche (Forcier) Parent. He was blessed with loving Catholic parents and a wonderful childhood. He graduated from Bishop Bradley High School in 1955, and attended St. Anselm College. He was the area sales representative for R.J.R. Tobacco Co. and J.H. Swisher Cigar Co. and retired in 1999 from N.H. State Liquor Commission.
Phil was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish and served as a member of the consolers group. He had been an active parishioner of St. George until its merging with St. Joseph. He was a member of the Legion of One Thousand Men of the Precious Blood Monastery. He honorably served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps
Reserve. He loved gardening and landscaping; enjoyed extensive travels with his wonderful wife, Pierrette, throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. They wintered in Bonita Springs, Fla., for 15 years after his retirement.
Phil is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Pierrette G. (Roy) Parent. He leaves behind two wonderful sons, Pierre and wife Sharon of Manchester; Andre and wife Linda from Hermon, Maine, as well as two grandsons Christopher and Brian; his brother Jacques Parent of Manchester; several nieces, nephews and dear friends. He is predeceased by his brother Pierre Paul Parent.The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Community Hospice House for their compassion and care during these last few months.
SERVICES: Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North St., will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine Church. Committal prayers will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory be made to The Community Hospice House, Care of Home Health & Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive Merrimack, 03054, or online at www.hhhc.org/donationform
. To send a message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com