Parente, A. Robert 'Bob' A. Robert 'Bob' Parente, 96, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2009 in Hamden. Bob was born in New Haven to the late Liberato and Maria DeCrosta Parente and was a lifelong resident of the Hamden/New Haven area. He graduated from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mathematics. His career as a realtor, real estate appraiser and counselor in CT spanned over 50 years. He was a member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and the Appraisal Institute (MAI, SREA) and was a past president of the CT chapters of these organizations. He also served on the national faculty of the Appraisal Institute in the 1960s and 1970s, specializing in capitalization theory and techniques. Bob is survived by his wife, Olga Venditti Parente, daughters Jean P. Ulrich (Eldon) of Madison, WI and Roberta A. Parente (Roger Bone) of Bridgewater, NJ and four granddaughters, Emily and Melanie Ulrich and Sara and Michelle Bone. He is also survived by a sister, Anne Parente of Hamden and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Liber 'Josephine' Gagliardi, Carmina and Julia Parente and brothers, Leonard Parente, M.D., MPH and Michael Parente. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hamden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions designated for the Sciences may be made in his name to Wesleyan University, 318 High St, Middletown, CT 06459. The family wishes to acknowledge the supportive care provided by the staff of Whitney Manor during this past year.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Mr. Parente many years ago at the Abbate Insurance Agency. He always had a smile and kind word for us when he came in to work. He was a lovely man. You are in my thoughts and my prayers during this very difficult time.

  2. We first met Bob in 1972 when he showed us through .Mr. Lenihan’s house,. the house that would become our first house–a very happy place–right next door to him on Delsole Road. As the youngest people on the street, he welcomed us, shared wise counsel and became a wonderful friend. He had a soft spot in his heart for little girls and, when our Kerry Ann was born, it brought back memories of Jean and Roberta when they were little. And even after we moved to DE in 1985, we were always welcomed when we knocked on the door to say .hello. as we were passing through the area. He was always interested in what we were doing and how Kerry Ann was doing in school and later how her singing career was progressing and sharing news about HIS girls. And, as Kerry Ann said .He was a good man!. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Olga, Jean, Roberta and your families. We know you are experiencing a great loss. Our sincerest sympathy, Craig, Ann Marie and Kerry Ann

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