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Dorothy E. (Gallerani) Parente, 94

Dorothy E. (Gallerani) Parente, 94 of Milford, passed away peacefully, Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Milford Regional Medical center surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael T. Parente, Sr. who passed away in 2012. She was born in Milford, daughter of the late Ernest and Mary (Bellerini) Gallerani.  She was a graduate of the Milford High School class of 1944 and was a lifelong Milford resident.            

Mrs. Parente retired in 1985 from the former Fino Chrysler in Mendon where she was employed as a bookkeeper. She loved the beach and spent many summers down the Cape.  After retirement, she was a snowbird, spending her winters in Florida where she enjoyed golf and entertaining.  She was a great Italian cook and enjoyed hosting Sunday family dinners.  She was a member of the Sons of Italy, Milford, American Legion ladies auxiliary, a communicant of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, and a member of the Sacred Heart Woman’s Guild.                         

She is survived by her children, Michael T. Parente Jr. and his wife Rosemarie of Milford, Joseph A. Parente and his wife Maureen of Las Vegas NV, Anthony P. Parente and his significant other, Joanne Johnson of Alton Bay NH, two daughters Patricia A. and her husband Jeffrey Gardella of Milford, Maria D. and her husband James Johnson of Sutton, twelve grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her brother, Ernest Gallerani.            

A mass will be held Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Sacred Heart Church of Jesus, 5 East Main St. in Milford.  A calling hour will be held prior to the funeral mass from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St. Milford Ma.  The burial will be at the convenience of the family.                       

Memorial contributions can be made to the Legacy of Faith of Sacred of Jesus Parish, Milford MA

Guest Book

Sorry for the loss of Dorothy. My deepest sympathy to the Parente family.
Ralph Donofrio

Mickey, Joey, Anthony, Patty and Maria, So sorry to hear of Dottieā€™s passing. My condolences to all of you. Dianne Altieri Bentley
Dianne Bentley


Deepest condolences to Mick, Rose and all of the Parente Family 💔 Your mother Mick has reunited with your Dad and is at peace. May her memory bring you comfort! Rest In Peace Dot🙏
Maryanne Potrzuski

Maria So sorry your mom passed. Just to let you know you and the family are in our prayers
Peter and Marilyn Belletti

Joey - I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. It does not matter how old we are, or how old they are, losing one's mother is an overwhelming sorrow. Though I am unable to attend the funeral, please know that you will be in my thoughts and in my heart. Love always.
Maureen Black Guido

Condolences to the entire family. Many fond memories from family gatherings of years past.
Tim collins and family

Patti and family ~ So very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful full life your mom lived. Such a blessing to all of you. Keeping you in my thoughts. Love, Sheila XOX
Sheila Calnan

Patty and family so sorry to hear about your mother our sympathy and condolences are with you and your family
Doris and Tommy Ortla

My deepest condolences to the family may she RIP. She is now with her loving husband.
Vin Cifizzari

With sympathy to the Parente family for your loss.

My condolences to the Parente family,. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all. She will be missed. Good memories of her. Joan Cassidy (Gallerane)
Joan Gallerane

Dear Maria and the Parente family, Many memories of your mom and dad. Whether sitting by the pool on a hot summer day or sitting on your front porch while mom swung and dad enjoyed a cigar with our husbands. Such a nice couple. They are together again in heaven. Love, Joe and Cheryl Simo
Joe and Cheryl Simo

Tony and Family, My deepest, most heartfelt condolences are with you all. Sending love and prayers.
Maria DiTaranto Gray

My deepest sympathy to the Parente family on the loss of Dorothy. Many fond memories of visits with her. Jean (Gallerani) Waite
Jean Waite

Dear Patti and family, So sorry to hear about your mom. Many great memories in Milford and on the Cape when we were young kids. Deepest sympathy and condolences.
Tony Perna

Dear Tony, I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a very nice person w/ a great sense of humor. I remember visiting you at the lake and seeing your mother. She always had a smile on her face.
Peter Organsky

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