Constance M (Ouimet) Parent

June 16, 1931 ~ April 3, 2018 (age 86)

West Springfield – Constance Mary Parent, 86, formerly of Paulson Drive, passed away Tuesday at the Jewish Nursing Home in Longmeadow.  She was born in Springfield on June 16th 1931 to the late Harold and Mary (Potasky) Ouimet.  She lived most of her life in West Springfield and was a graduate of Bay Path College in Longmeadow.  Constance worked as the secretary for the West Springfield High School principal’s office for over 15 years.  After that, for many years, she ran the Trading Post at the Boy Scouts of America’s office in Chicopee.  She was a long-time communicant of the St. Thomas the Apostle Church.  Connie was an avid quilter and she made them with love for all of her family. She spent her summers surrounded by several generations of family in her favorite place, Westbrook, CT.  A devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Connie filled our hearts with love and left a beautiful, lasting mark on everyone she met. She was the beloved widow of David Parent who passed away in 1990, loving mother of Lynne Messeck and her long-time partner David Pomeroy of Pittsfield, MA, Donna Woszczyna and her husband Albert of Agawam, and Paula St. Germain and her husband Curtis of Springfield, caring sister of Joanne Messer of Oconomowoc, WI and James Ouimet of New Hope, PA, devoted grandmother of Melissa Messeck and her fiancé Nathan Couture and Jeffrey Messeck and Kristie and Nicole Woszczyna, and cherished great-grandmother of Dylan, Blake and Kendall. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be Monday at 9am at the TOOMEY-O’BRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 Westfield Street, West Springfield, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.  Burial at St. Thomas Cemetery.  Calling hours are Sunday, 4-7pm at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75015.  For more information please see our website at

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