Mary Parenti

Mary Louise Parenti, 96, a longtime resident of Stamford, passed away peacefully at Norwalk Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, April 21, 2024. Louise was born on June 2, 1927, in Newark, DE and was one of three children born to the late Reverend Clarence and Sarah Fox.

Louise enjoyed spending time with family and friends (always up for a good game of dominoes or cards). She loved meeting friends at the pool at the Darien YMCA and years later at the pool at the Tully Center. She was active in the First United Methodist Church Women’s Circle and Fellowship Club. Louise enjoyed traveling and reading (including religious books and occasionally indulging in fiction).

Louise worked for Murray Space Shoes in New York, then later helped to form the Parenti Molded Shoe Corp. (located in Norwalk, CT) with her late husband, Anthony. Subsequently, she worked at Pitney Bowes Credit Corporation.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband of over 30 years, Anthony A. Parenti, and is survived by her sons; Anthony J. Parenti and partner Lina Voira and James Parenti and wife Katie Hu, cherished grandchildren; Anthony A. Parenti, John M. Parenti and Mia E. Parenti, brother; James Fox and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Louise is predeceased by her brother, Clarence Fox.

A wake service for Louise will be held from 5PM to 8PM on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT. A funeral service for Louise will take place at 11:00AM on Friday, April 26th at First United Methodist Church, 42 Cross St., Stamford, CT 06905. The interment will follow the service at Fairfield Memorial Park in Stamford.

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