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Geneseo Past Chief Charlie Parent passes away

By JEFFREY ARNOLD, Senior Correspondent | January 04, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 010421130

Geneseo, NY - Geneseo Fire Department Past Chief Charles L. Parent, age 68, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at his residence.

Charlie rose to be Chief on three separate occasions from 1978-80, 1987-89 and 1995-98. Charlie was instrumental in mentoring numerous officers and members and took tremendous pride in the departments' service to the community. He was recognized as the face and leader of the department throughout Western New York. Charlie belonged to numerous fire organizations and associations.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Parent, daughters, April (John) Gianvittorio of MD, Nicky Wall Hildebrant of Geneseo, Christie (Michael) Annechino of Pittsford, beloved grandchildren, Stella Hildebrant, Jack and Ana Gianvittorio, Capri and Lennon Annechino, sister, Mary Ellen (Gary) Haff of Canandaigua, several nieces and nephews.

A private funeral mass and burial was held at St. Mary's in Geneseo.

Memorials may be made to Geneseo Fire Department, History and Preservation Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo, NY 14454.

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