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Joanne E. Parent


MASSENA - Joanne E. Parent 72, of 9409 State Highway 56 passed away peacefully Wednesday night (July 3) under the loving care of her family and Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. Friends and family are welcome to call for Joanne on Saturday (July 6, 2013) from 10:00-12:00pm. A Mass of Resurrection will be held 12:00pm Saturday at St. Raymond’s Church with Msgr. John R. Murphy presiding. Burial will be held in Visitation Cemetery Norfolk.

Joanne was born to the late Adolphus and Violet (Silver) Parent in Churubusco, NY on August 4, 1940.

Joanne served with the Sisters of St. Joseph’s in Watertown for over 20 years. She was also a communicant of St. Raymond’s Church in Raymondville. Joanne enjoyed playing cards and cooking, visiting family and camping at Coles Creek. She also spent many winters in Florida.

She is survived by her loving companion of nearly 33 years, Laura Baxter of Massena, and their daughter Pennie Baxter, of California.

Sisters Jean and Dale Landin of Winthrop; Joyce and Allen Miller of Massena; brothers James and Trudy Parent of Massena; William Parent of Massena; many nieces and nephews. Joanne was predeceased by her sister Marlene and a sister Deborah in infancy.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society and Hospice. Friends and family are welcome to leave online condolences at

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