Paul Parent, 69 of Kennebunk, ME - On Aug. 13, 2018, Paul Parent left to tend a new garden with the angels, passing peacefully in his sleep, joining his Aunt Ruth Soucy, his mother, his father and his beloved dogs, Duncan, Sabrina Barkley, and Abby.
Paul lived an amazing life to say the least. Paul was born June 16, 1949, in Lewiston, Maine, the son of Rita and Roland Parent of Scituate, who predeceased him. He graduated from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture in 1970. The following year he met the love of his life, best friend, and partner, Christine Duncan Parent. They married June 24, 1972, surrounded by family and friends. Together they had three children and three grandchildren, whom they cherished greatly. Outside of family time, Paul's sanctuary was his garden. He spent countless hours tending his plants, getting his hands dirty and thinking of innovative designs. He channeled this love for gardening into his livelihood - The Paul Parent Garden Club. "Good Morning Gardeners and Welcome to the Paul Parent Garden Club" was his hearty welcome to listeners all over the world, engaging garden lovers of every age in discussion about his favorite subject for over 35 years. He loved all things New England sports.
Paul is lovingly remembered by his wife, Christine (Duncan); his son, Matthew Parent and his wife, Christina, of Ocklawaha, Fla.; his son, Jason Parent and partner, Peter Robbins, of South Portland; his son, Patrick Parent and wife, Kristen, of Lowell, Mass. His pride and joy were his grandchildren, Michael Parent, Katherine Parent, and Elizabeth Parent, who will always remember him as Grandpa.
Friends may visit from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk, Maine. Funeral services will be private.
To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Paul's Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com.
Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk, Maine, www.bibberfuneral.com