Woonsocket — Norman E. Parenteau 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 in Hope Hospice in Providence with his family by his side. He was the husband of Gloria A. (Stone) Parenteau of Woonsocket. Norman and Gloria celebrated their 61st anniversary on November 5, 2021.
Born in Woonsocket son of the late Charles and Hannah (Gill) Parenteau.
He was a United States Army Veteran. Norman worked as a Letter Carrier for the United States postal Service prior to retiring.
He was a lifetime member of the Cercle Laurier, and a lifetime member of the Elks. He was a coach for Pony League for several years.
Norman enjoyed playing cards, bowling, golf, vacations, music and dancing. An avid sports fan especially the PC Friars and Red Sox. He loved to spend time with his family whom always came first. Norman loved his family and was always willing to listen and to give advice. He was a man who loved to put a smile on your face, and he touched many lives. His message to everyone was to find something joyful daily.
Besides his beloved wife Gloria he is survived by his three children, Catherine Lebrun of Mapleville, Peter Parenteau and his wife Kimbely of Cumberland and Donna Lawrence and her husband Kevin of Mattaposett, MA. Eight grand children, Adam, Nicholas, Katelyn, Jennifer, Matthew, Jonathan, Ryan, and Jacob. Five great-grandchildren, Shaun, Logan, Kiera, Benjamin, and Alexander.
He was also the father of the late Helen Moison and brother to the late Beatrice Cournoyer and Joseph Parenteau.
His funeral will be held on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 9 AM from the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd Woonsocket RI 02895 with a Mass of Christian burial 10 AM in St. Joseph Church 1200 Mendon Rd Woonsocket. Burial will be in St. Jean the Baptist Cemetery Bellingham, MA. Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours are on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Judes Children’s Hospital stjude.org in Normans memory would be appreciated.
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