Richard A. Parente
- May 14, 1932 - March 5, 2013
- Walker, Michigan
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“I will always have the fondest memories of your dad growing up. He always had a way of making u feel good. Sorry I was out of town during the...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Sheila Emaus zoellner - MI
“I just got home from being down south and am very sorry to hear that Dick has passed away. I haven't talked to him since last fall but have missed...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Tom Dutkiewicz - Wyoming, MI
“John and family I am so sorry for your loss. Your Father is and will be remembered by me and so many as a great, kind, Man..
3 of 16 | Posted by: Joel Pounders
“Martha, Dorothy, Beth, & Family - I am sooo sorry to see that your Dad has passed away. I remember him coming into my work and talking with me. He...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Sue Richards - Grandville, MI
“I had the pleasure of working by Dick for some many years at the Case. Dick & I were assistant foreman's at this point in time. Dick worked for...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: mike van oosten - belmont, MI
“Martha, I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
6 of 16 | Posted by: Traci Lark - Grandville , MI
“Condolences to the Parente's family. Please be assured of God's promise that one day we will see our loved ones again happy and healthy, John 5:28,...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Damon Williams
“John, Carrie, Michael, Daniel & Cameron I'm so saddened for the loss of your father, father-in-law and Grandfather! Know that love and prayers are...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Jeanne - Holland, MI
“Janice, I'm sorry for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May the Lord comfort and keep you always.
9 of 16 | Posted by: Felice Bond - Grand Rapids, MI
“Janice, I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
10 of 16 | Posted by: Branodn Kimble - grand rpaids, MI
“As a new employee at Meijer Gardens 6 years ago, my first experience included Dick and his brother Bob. Seeing Dick so often here over the years...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Kim Ervine
“Condolances to you and your family janice, may the good memories help you through the tough times and grief that you share. You and your family will...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Sandy Mannesto - MI
“I will miss you little brother.
13 of 16 | Posted by: Patricia Parente - Grand Rapids, MI
“Dick, I have some very fond memories growing up next to you. Buying your old Ford Galaxy and driving it to school for the first time and driving over...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Miller Tanis - MI
“Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to all of you! Your dear father and grandfather will be so deeply missed. God bless you and keep you...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Ron and Jeannine Lemmon - MI
“Janice and kids, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
16 of 16 | Posted by: The Brinks Family
PARENTE – Mr. Richard A. Parente, aged 80, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wives, Marlene and Dorothy Ann; brothers, Vince, Bob and Jim; son-in-law, Dave Dreyer; grandchildren, Matthew Nipke and Sara Dreyer. Surviving are his children, Dorothy (Steve) Lemmon, Martha Nipke, Beth (John) Boon, Richard (Stacey) Parente, Sue (Dale) Scrivener, John (Carrie) Parente, Janice Parente; 21 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Richard volunteered at Fredrick Meijer Gardens, was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church and a member of Steelcase Retiree Golf League. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially at Green Lake. Richard was an avid Notre Dame Fan – GO IRISH!
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 101 Hall St. SE., with Rev. Theodore Kozlowski as celebrant. His family will greet relatives and friends Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave., and one hour prior to Mass at Church. Prayers of the Rosary will be recited Friday at 3:30 PM.
To share a memory or photo and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.stegengafuneralchapel.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.