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Edward Dosité Parent, Jr.


Edward Dosité Parent, Jr. of Hamilton joined his beloved wife, Sally in eternal life on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

Edward was born on October 12, 1929 to the late Edward D. Parent Sr. and Ingar Marie (Petrain) Parent in Boston. He attended Tufts University and joined the Navy on March 5, 1953, serving on the battleship USS New Jersey BB62 in the Korean War, garnering several medals in his tour of duty.

He married Sally on his birthday in 1959 and settled and resided in Hamilton where they raised their family of five children and remained active in the Saint Paul’s Church community.

Ed was an avid ship modeler and handcrafted over one hundred ship models, specializing in those from the Civil War era, that have been in numerous shows and museums around the country. The work he put into these models spanned his entire lifetime and this hobby was a significant source of pride and joy for him and his entire family.

Ed was pre-deceased by the love of his life, Sally. He leaves behind his five children, Sharon Parent of Shapleigh ME, Edward Parent III and his wife Kimberly of Epping NH, John Parent and his partner Doug Verville from Palomar Mountain CA, Susan Boyé and her husband Don of Hamilton, and Jeffrey Parent and his wife Felicia from Topsfield. Edward was blessed with seven grandchildren, Marco Hodges and his wife, Jackie, Angela Drougas, Christopher Drougas, Charlee Drougas, Brekton Drougas, Brianna Parent, Crystal Hodges and Rebecca Hodges and her husband Ramón Rosquete. Edward also leaves two delightful great-grandsons, Gavin and Wesley Hodges, his brother, Peter Parent and his wife Joyce of Dover DE, and his sister, Connie Donaldson and her husband Ernie Incorvati of The Villages FL.

Ed also leaves a hole in the hull of his ship modeling community, The Peabody Senior Center and the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, services will be for immediate family only. Arrangements by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.


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