Louise Parente, 70, of Woodstock, passed away Friday, August 10, 2012 at her home. The funeral mass will be held Monday, August 13 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church. Father Wilhelm Ettner will officiate. Burial will be private.
Mrs. Parente was born in The Bronx, N.Y. daughter of the late Dante Cocchiarella and Lola Martarano. She retired in 1991 as an administrative assistant for Novartis in New Jersey. She was a member of St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church and formerly a volunteer EMT with Florham Park, New Jersey First Aid Squad.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur Parente; three sons, Robert Parente and his wife Susie of Melbourne, Florida, Anthony Parente and his wife Rebecca of Katy, Texas and Douglas Parente and his wife Elizabeth of Woodstock; sister, Angela Jean Haberdash and her husband John of Virginia Beach and 12 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Sunday, August 12 from 6-9 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. A Rosary Service will begin at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, Arizona 85062 or St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, 315 N. Main Street, Woodstock, VA 22664.