WINSLOW - Leonard "Len" Parent, 74, of Winslow, passed away July 25, 2016, in Portland. Len was the last Parent to be born in the Parent Settlement in Lille on November 6, 1941.
He worked at Pratt Whitney where he learned his trade and taught it for twelve years. He returned to the St. John Valley in 1972, and worked at Fraser Paper for 28 years as a machinist, retiring in 2002.
All who knew Len, would be quick to say he was a devoted family man who worked hard but also knew how to enjoy life. He was happiest riding his motorcycle. Len and Alice traveled often and truly enjoyed their home on Long Lake with their family, grandchildren and friends.
Len is survived by his wife, Alice; his daughter, Chris and her husband, Joseph; his son, Mark and his wife, Candice; his beloved grandchildren, Lucas, Grace, Emily, Samuel, Matthew, Daniel, Ryan and Lydia. Len is also survived by his brothers, James, Patrick and Marie, Daniel, Philip, Edmund "June" and Mary Ann, and Romeo and Diane; and his sisters, Pauline Levesque, Alice Mellinger and Sonia Lemieux; as well as many nieces and nephews. Len was predeceased by his parents, Edmund and Albertine Corbin Parent; a sister, Edmay, and brothers, Louie, Harold, and Edward.
A Mass and Celebration of Life will be celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 3 at Notre Dame Catholic Church on Silver Street in Waterville.
Those wishing to make a contribution in lieu of flowers should donate to a Dementia Research and Care facility of your choice.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, ME. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com