AUBURN – Gabrielle L. Parent, 93, of Auburn passed away on April 2, at Clover Hospice, after a brief illness.

She was born in Lewiston, on March 25, 1916, to Frank and Marie Lavertu.

Gabe was employed for many years by the Androscoggin Mill and retired from Continental Baking Co. in 1983. In her retirement, she became a volunteer at Central Maine Medical Center and only a few years ago, was recognized for her outstanding volunteer achievement in excess of 6,000 hours.

She relished in her independence and loved to travel throughout the United States and Canada, visiting family and friends along the way. She loved musical theater and always looked forward to the opening of summer productions at the Boothbay Playhouse.

She is survived by her daughter, Louise Spugnardi of Pueblo, Colo.; her son, John L. Parent, Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Readfield; her sisters, Marcelle Grenier, Pauline Dumont and Simone Lemay; her grandchildren, Ann Chouinard, Donna Holly, Rick Spugnardi, Cindy Paine, Jessica Parent, Lena Parent and Nicholas Asselin; her great-grandchildren, Anna, Ella, Abigail, Amelia, Ben, Rose and Alex; nieces and nephews, Rita, Monique, Connie, Terry, Cecile, Karen, Randy, Scott, Jennifer, Dawn, Chris, Julie, Jiggs, Tina, Josh, Pauline and Shannon; very special friends, Guilda, Terry and Diane; and her pool buddies, Frank, Audrey and Carroll.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, John L. Parent Sr.; and her brother, Lawrence.

Her family wishes to express sincerest thanks to the staff at Clover Health Care and Hospice, who have been wonderfully compassionate and supportive to Gabe and to all of us.

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