Francis A. “Babe” Parente, 94,

            Francis A. “Babe” Parente, 94, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 after a brief illness.  He was the husband of former Milford Selectwoman and State Representative Marie J. Parente, who passed away five days earlier.          

    Babe was the son of the late Angelo and Angelina (Nardone) Parente and was a lifelong resident of Milford.  He attended the Milford public schools and graduated for Milford High School.  He spent his working career in sales, most recently in the real estate field.             

    Babe lived his life to the fullest.  A bundle of energy running around from place to place at breakneck speed, he truly embraced life and being active.  He loved being with his friends at the local clubs and playing gin rummy.  He was an excellent ballroom dancer.  He and Marie were always the first couple on the dance floor and last ones to leave.             

    When Marie entered public service, he dedicated most of his time helping her.  Babe was cook, housekeeper, chauffeur and her biggest supporter.  He escorted her to the numerous events that she attended.  He enjoyed preparing Italian favorites and he even made his own sausage and porkettas, which he would deliver to not only his relatives and friends, but also to Marie’s colleagues in the State House.            

    When his son, Christopher, became disabled, Babe was committed to caring for him and providing him with the necessities of life.  He was devoted to Chris and not a day went by without him visiting him, helping him out and bringing him a meal, his Coca-Colas and a carton of cigarettes.               

    Babe was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, Italian American Vets, Foggiano Club, Sons of Italy and Dramatic Club.            

    He is survived by a daughter, Angela M. Brucato, of Milford, three grandchildren C.J. Brucato of Boston, Lisa M. Burns of Milford and Mary Marini of Oxford and five great grandchildren, Madelyn Burns and Ryan Burns of Milford and Georgia Brucato, Grace Brucato, Gemma Brucato of Boston.            

     He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Michael, and his sisters Josephine Caputo, Geneva DeFrancesco, Lena Doyle and Mary Bresciani.    

    The funerals for both Babe and Marie will be held at 10:00 o’clock on Tuesday October 1, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church.  Calling hours are on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00.

Guest Book

Dear Maria, My deepest sympathy at the loss of your dear parents. How blessed you were to have them and how greatly you will miss them. Many hugs, Kathy
Kathy Brown Smith

Angela Brucato & Family, Our deepest sympathy and condolences in the loss of Babe and Marie. They were true Milford icons.
Howard & Martha Dunbar

Marie and Babe were two wonderful people. I enjoyed their company at so may events. Both Marie & Babe were close friends of my Grandma Jean. So sorry for your family's loss! With love, prayers and sincere sympathy, Debby
Deborah Ozella

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad so soon after your mom. I dont know how to express my sympathy than to say once again my thoughts and prayers are with you.
sandy obrien

Our Deepest Sympathies.
Stammy and Billy Coniaris. Pete's Bluebird

Angela, I've known your Mom and Dad for some time through Scouts with Chris, my parents, town politics and they were very special people. Sincere condolences from Pam and I. May fond memories comfort you and your family.
John Consoletti

Dear Angela & Family, There are no words that can express your unbelieveable loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. They were a wonderful couple. God Bless. The Broderick Family

Dear Angela and family, How sad to lose both your parents, but they were always together so it seems right somehow. They will be remembered with affection. Sincere sympathy, Alfred Manguso Irene Pagnini
Irene Pagnini

I was saddened to hear of Babe's passing, but glad to know that he has been reunited with the love of his life. I'll miss his feisty and energetic personality, and his porketta. Family, friendship and community meant everything to him. He will be missed!
Geoff Richelew

Dear Angela and Family, Words cannot express how sorry we are for the loss of your parents, Marie & Babe. They were such a great couple who will be together always. I remember the laughter that was so prevalent growing up, as well as their benevolence, and they shared so many wonderful traits. God Bless Marie & Babe Always.
THE GROSSI GIRLS Kathy, Gigi, Maureen, & Veronica

Babe and Marie were very dedicated to Milford. They fought for the underdog with passion and conviction for all. You and Marie are loved by many many people. RIP Marie and Babe. ❤️🙏
Sharon Colaianni Ledoux

When you saw Marie , you saw Babe standing by her side . Love that stood th test of time , they both will be missed.
Marian G. Baker

Dear Angela&Family, There are no words that can express your unbelieveable loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your famiily. God Bless, The Langlois Family
The Langlois Family

I am so sorry for the loss of your parents. My office was one of the recipients of your father's porketta. We looked forward to having it every year. They were a wonderful duo. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Patty Foley Former Business Manager House of Representatives
Patty Foley

Angela and family... I cannot even imagine losing both parents in one week... my deepest sympathy... Marie and Babe were together almost their entire lives ... how fitting that they take their last journey together ! I am so very sorry.... with love ...Buzz
Buzz Milani

Condolence. Rest in peace..
Roberto F. Mendoza=Rite Aid Pharmacy

Dear Angela and family There are no words that can express the deepest sympathy we send to you. Please know we are praying and thinking of you and your family. Your dad was a great guy. We always said Babe and Marie did everything together. May they rest in peace together In friendship and sympathy Dawnette and Mike Niro Fort Myers Fl
Dawnette and Mike Niro

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