FORT KENT and EAGLE LAKE – Richard Parent Sr., 59, died peacefully Sept 6, 2006, at a Fort Kent health care facility. He was born Dec. 13, 1946, at Eagle Lake, the son of Ludger and Mary (Deschenes) Parent. Richard was a member of the American Legion and Knights of Columbus, both of Eagle Lake, and a past member of the Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department. For six years, Richard attended University of Maine – Fort Kent, earning degrees in business and behavioral science. He served in the Army and Army National Guard for a total of 26 years. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Bouchard) Parent of Soldier Pond; one son, Richard Parent Jr. of Soldier Pond; one daughter, Angel and her husband, Andy Rasche, of Presque Isle; six sisters, Priscilla and her husband, Richard Parent, of Massachusetts, Patricia and her husband, Ronald Lyones, of Massachusetts, Caral and her husband, Joe Surzinski, of Massachusetts, Edith Parent of Massachusetts, Rita Parent of Portland, Rose and Paul Blanchette of Fairfield; two brothers, Alden Parent of Massachusetts and Anthony Parent of Fort Kent; many nieces nephews and cousins. In addition to both his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Randal Parent. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Eagle Lake, with full military honors. Arrangements are being handled by Daigle & Nadeau Funeral Home, 14 East Main St., Fort Kent.