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Obituary: Sister M. Rene Parent, OSF

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Sister M. Rene (Doris) Parent, of the School Sisters of St. Francis United States Province, in her 55th year of Religious Profession, died on September 30, 2018, at St. Francis Convent in Bethlehem, Pa. She was 75.

Sister entered from Sacred Heart Parish in Springfield, Mass., and professed first vows in 1963 at St. Francis Convent in Bethlehem, Pa. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Holy Family College in Philadelphia, Pa.

Sister taught at various elementary schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and ministered for 29 years at St. Francis Center for Renewal in Bethlehem, Pa. This past year Sister Rene was committed to prayer ministry and community service, as her health permitted.

Sister Rene was preceded in death by her parents, Raoul and Rita (Lescarbeau) Parent; her sister Pauline; and her stepmother Lillian Moreau. She is survived by her brother Arthur Michael, her sisters Marcelle Boulanger and Lucille Cecilia Guilmette, her religious community and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, in Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel at Monocacy Manor in Bethlehem, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 4, followed by inurnment in St. Francis Cemetery at Monocacy Manor. Arrangements have been made by Connell Funeral Home in Bethlehem, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the School Sisters of St. Francis, 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem PA 18017.

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