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“I am so sorry to hear of Dan's passing he will be missed by all his shipmates whom have many memories of the reunions he and Pat have attended in the...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: John Pinto - Beverly Hills, FL

“Hi Pat, this is Helena from cbs hytron. My sister June and I worked with you.I am so sorry to hear about Dan, I am sure you and Dan had a...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Helena Brewer Femino - Las Vegas, NV

“I am so sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. The tribute written for him was lovely. I can not imagine the pain and sorrow you are feeling but...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Kimberly Hoth - New Rochelle, NY

The Parent Family Portrait 1966 “I LOVE YOU DADDY. You will always be with me. I hope I am first to light a candle. I chose the light blue in the background to represent your...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Carolyn Parent - Le Mesnil le Roi

MOUNT DORA, FLORIDA- Mr. Daniel L. Parent, 89, of Mount Dora, Florida, formerly of Salem and Beverly, beloved husband of Patricia (McLaughlin) Parent, died February 25, 2016 at The Edgewater at Waterman Village, Mount Dora, Florida surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Samuel and Stephanie (Zarnowska) Parent.

An honorably discharged veteran, Daniel proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during World War II. A well-known and generous man with his time, after serving his country, Dan was the youngest person ever elected, President of the Beverly City Council. A post he later resigned to accept a promotional transfer with IBM. In 1966 after returning to Massachusetts as a District Manager, of IBM, Dan was elected the Democratic Nominee for the United States House of Representatives of the sixth Congressional District. Mr. Parent had a long an illustrious career with IBM Corporation holding several Managerial positions throughout the country for over thirty years.

He was a third and fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, which he received an honorary life membership and was also a former member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

A loving husband and father, he will be forever remembered for his dedication to his family and to his community. His community will remember him of being of caring spirit; he volunteered and served as Long Term Care Ombudsman for the state of Florida for over 5 years and he also will be remembered as an active member and Eucharistic minister of the Catholic Church. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Surviving Dan, in addition to his wife of 64 years, Patricia, are his two daughters, Mary Ann Hoth and her husband John of Barrington, Illinois and Carolyn Parent of Le-Mesil-Le Roi, France, and his 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be held in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, North St., Salem/Peabody line on Monday March 28th at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq. (at Salem Common) Salem. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit