Dennis Parenteau

Obituary of Dennis C. Parenteau

On June 29, 2021, Dennis Camille Parenteau, 74 of Windsor, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly with his wife and children by his side. Dennis was born on December 10, 1946, in Augusta, ME to Camille Parenteau and Frances (Snell) Parenteau. He graduated from Erskine Academy in 1966 and after graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a fireman on the USS Puget Sound until 1973. In November 1974 he married Sharon McCamish and they began a family of their own. He worked at Hussey’s General Store and Togus VA as a carpenter in the early years of their marriage. In the 1980s he opened up Delta Video Store in the basement of their home and later expanded the business to an addition attached to the house. He loved shooting the breeze with all the people who came in and it brought him great joy to have Delta Video Store sponsor local race car driver, Todd Cummings #69, during his racing career at Unity and Wiscasset Raceways in the late 80s early 90s. When VHS movies became a thing of the past, he closed the video store and finished his career at Hannaford, retiring in 2012. Dennis was predeceased by his father, Camille Parenteau, and mother, Frances (Snell) Parenteau, both of Weeks Mills, ME. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon (McCamish) Parenteau of Windsor, ME and their three children; Chelby Leeman and her husband, Justin, of Palermo, ME; Amy Adams and her husband, James, of Windsor, ME; and Chad Parenteau of Windsor, ME. Dennis was also “Papa” to 8 grandchildren that were the light of his life; Conner, Garrison and Brooke Leeman; Abigail, Jacob and Gabriel Adams; and Izabella and Keagan Parenteau. Also surviving are his brother, Leslie Randall, and wife Hilda of Weeks Mills, ME; his sister Joan (Randall) Jones and her partner I.D. Thornton of Windsor, ME along with several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind long-time friend Don Coe of Augusta, ME and his daughter Samantha Coe of Belgrade, ME. The family would like to express great gratitude to Maine General Medical Center and the team of doctors and nurses for the compassionate care that Dennis received during his very brief illness. Family and friends may gather at the American Legion Auxiliary Post 179 at 79 Legion Memorial Drive in South China, ME for a celebration of life on July 17, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00pm. A private burial for immediate family will be held at the Maine Veteran’s Cemetery in Augusta on July 20, 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Travis Mills Foundation at www.travismillsfoundation.org
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