January 13, 2021
Rev. Peter A. Parent, 70, of Fall River passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021, peacefully at home.
He was the loving husband of Patricia A. (Hammond) Parent with whom he had shared 46 years of marriage.
Born in Winchendon, MA, he was a son of the late Phillip B. and Elizabeth E. (Frazier) Parent.
Rev. Parent was a veteran of the United States Air Force, service during the Vietnam War. He had earned the rank of Sergeant. He had graduated from Boston University School of Theology with his master’s degree in Divinity. He was a Civil War enthusiast who also enjoyed woodworking, gardening, beading, and collecting many items such as refrigerator magnets and baseball cards.
For the past 46 years, Pastor Peter, as he was affectionately called, had served Congregational, Baptist and United Methodist congregations throughout New England. He stated his career in Maine, serving the United Church of Christ in Albany, East Stoneham and North Waterford Congregational Churches, West Enfield, North Sedgwick, North Blue Hill, and Stow Baptist Churches. He went on to New Hampshire, serving the Newfield’s Federated Church and the Rochester First United Methodist Church before going back to Maine to serve Mapleton and Washburn United Methodist Churches. Once back in New Hampshire, he served the Groveton and Stark United Methodist Churches before moving to Massachusetts to serve the Plainville and North Attleboro First United Methodist Churches. The Canaan and Enfield United Methodist Churches in New Hampshire were his last assignments before becoming the Pastor of the Union United Methodist Church in Fall River, MA, a position he had held for the past 6 years.
Along with his wife, he is survived by his son, Aaron Parent of Enfield, NH; his brothers: Calin Parent of Eden Prairie, MN and Dennis Parent of Hayden, ID; his sisters: Bettijean Cianciola of Norwalk, CT and Barbara Dillon of Gardner, MA; several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Paul, Doris, and Dorothy Parent.
There are no services scheduled at this time.