North Andover — John F. Parent, of North Andover, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 02, 2013, at Lawrence General Hospital, after a prolonged illness. He was born in Manchester, N.H., and was the son of the late John and Charlotte Parent.
John was educated in Manchester and at New Hampshire College, before serving in the Marine Corps Reserve.
He began his career as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service and opened his own accounting practice in 1974.
He is survived by Cynthia, his wife of 44 years; daughter Kristen; son, Jeffrey, all of North Andover; and his sister, Deb Deshaies of Manchester; along with many nieces and nephews.
He will be fondly remembered as an avid Yankee baseball fan and a lover of animals, especially his Labrador Retriever, Chloe.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, December 5, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover. The funeral will be held at the Conte Funeral Home on Friday, December 6, at 11 a.m. The burial will follow at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elder Services of Merrimack Valley in Lawrence, MA, or the Salem Animal Rescue League, Salem, NH.
To leave condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.