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Parent (Arel) Leda

October 22, 1914 ~ December 8, 2020 (age 106)


North Smithfield

Leda (Arel) Parent 106, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2020, at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Gerald A. Parent. Born in Aston-Jonction, PQ, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Alphonsine (Poirier) Arel. Mrs. Parent worked as an accomplished seamstress working at Finkelstein & Sons, Rex Coat & Suits, and Mary Bever Boutique where she did alterations and custom wedding gowns. She enjoyed making clothing for family and designing costumes. Leda was known for her love of fashion, travel, dancing, and most of all family.


She is survived by her son Roger Parent and his wife Theresa of North Smithfield, five grandchildren: Kim, Mikael, Kristin, Aimee, and Sarah, six great-grandchildren: Patrick, Brad, Victoria, Zachary, Kaitlyn, and Jared,  and two great-great-grandchildren: Ahriana and Kylie, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings: Joseph, Gedeon, Alberic, Emilio, and Donatien Arel, Jeanne Provost, Helena Duval, Emilina Lambert, and Antonia Biron.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home. A Memorial Mass and burial will be announced at a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

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