Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Sister M. Rene (Doris) Parent, school teacher Sister M. Rene (Doris) Parent, school teacher

Sister M. Rene (Doris) Parent, school teacher

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Sister M. Rene (Doris) Parent, 75, of the School Sisters of St. Francis United States Province, died Sept. 30, 2018, at St. Francis Convent, Bethlehem, where she professed her first vows in 1963. She entered from Sacred Heart Parish, Springfield, Mass.

She was a daughter of the late Raoul and Rita (Lescarbeau) Parent.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Holy Family College, Philadelphia.

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

She is survived by a brother, Arthur Michael; two sisters, Marcelle Boulanger and Lucille Cecilia Guilmette; nieces; nephews; and her religious community.

She was predeceased by a sister, Pauline; and a stepmother, Lillian Moreau.

Contributions may be made to School Sisters of St. Francis, 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.