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Memories & Candles

“Mr. Pare communicated the pleasure of music, without making it work. He led us in the happy experience of participating in music. There was no...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Ed McCullough - Houston, TX

“Sorry to hear of Mr. Pare's passing. He was my favorite music teacher at Owego North Elementary school in the early-mid 70's. Always kind and...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Chris Wright

Mr. Pare hired as music teacher in Owego (8-31-56)
3 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

Mr. Pare serves as treasurer of teachers' association (1963)
4 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr Pare.' ..my first music teacher..I remember him like yesterday in the cafeteria (yes that is where we had music class) at Owego Elementary School...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Lori Lainhart - Owego

Mr. Pare elected president of teachers' association (1965)
6 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

Mr. Pare and student listening to phonograph (1967)
7 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“I was sorry to hear of Arthur's passing.He was like a father to me,and got me interested in vintage phonographs and recordings.May his soul rest in...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Gary Mattscheck

Binghamton, NY, Evening Press article on Arthur Pare (2-26-65)
9 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr. Pare' was a huge influence on me and so many other students at Owego North, and was one of the primary reasons for my lifelong love of music. ...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Brian Baker - Latham, NY

“I sang in St. Catherine's church choir with Mr. Pare' for years. His voice and encouragement inspired us all to perform our best. I will miss his...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Corrine Bissonette - Shelburne, VT

“There are some teachers you don't forget. Usually, they are the good ones. Mr. Pare was one of the good ones. Although I was never a musician myself,...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Former Student - Owego, NY

“Mr. Pare was my "Talcott Street School" Owego NY choir teacher - many happy memories of his kindness and encouragement to his students. (circa late...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Marie Ward

“I lost my old friend, my mentor, my inspiration. All the trips around NY looking for records. The 5pm dinners, English muffin appetizer, a minute...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Adam Austin Arnold - FL

“Arthur was music director at St Patrick Church in Owego when I moved to the area in 1974. I do recall the extensive record collection with many...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Robert Komar - Owego, NY

“Art, you will be missed at St. Catherine's. Your strong voice will be hard to replace on Sunday mornings. May Our Lord, Jesus Christ, hold you in...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Michael & Janet Yantachka - VT

“Mr. Pare was a teacher that you will never forget. He was one of a kind, full of patience and understanding. ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Scarlett Downs McMahon - Endicott, NY

“He taught me that I could sing, if I had some guidance. I have many happy memories of 5th and 6th grade choir. He remains a friend who has gone on...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Jim White

“Mr. Pare was my first music teacher at Owego Central. He was a wonderful man. I loved going to the Binghamton Opera for performances with our school....Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy Nichols - Owego, NY

“Mr. Pare' was a great teacher and inspired many with his beautiful voice and love of music. I will always remember him as one of my favorite...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Karen Fabian - Williamsburg, VA

“I knew Arthur and his Dad through our conversations and interactions at the Shelburne Town offices when I was Town Clerk. Also listened to his...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Colleen Haag

“Sincere condolences to the family. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure in your heart and it lives forever. May the...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: S H - Snellville, GA


23 of 24 | Posted by: Dr Sara Packard

“Arthur was a gracious man, highly knowledgeable, garrulous, had an astounding memory, and was an excellent musician. He subscribed to the "early to...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Sandra Dahl ♪ - Essex Jct., VT


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Arthur S. Pare' Of Shelburne, died Wednesday afternoon, July 19th at Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 85. Born and raised Burlington, he was the only child of the late Armand and Mary (Stone) Pare'. Mr. Pare' attended Pomery-Taft Elementary School and graduated from Cathedral High School, he went on to receive his Bachelor of Art Degree Magna Cum Laude in Music from the University of Vermont in 1954. After graduating Mr. Pare' moved to Tupper Lake, NY to become the music teacher at Tupper Lake Elementary School where he spent 2 years before relocationg to Owego, NY where he taught music at the Owego Appalachian Central Elementary School for 31 years. Arthur took early retirement in 1987 to be able to care for his aging parents. He then maintain dual residences in Owego, NY and Shelburne, VT. A devout Catholic he was an active member of Saint Catherine of Sienna Parish in Shelburne where in participated in the music ministry as an assistant organist. He had also been the choir director at his Parish in Owego during the late 1960's. An accomplished musician, Mr. Pare' played the piano, organ, guitar and was a vocalist. Mr. Pare was an avid collector of vintage records of all types. He has amassed a collection that fills seven storage units. His entire collection will be going up for sale and all of the proceeds will go to benefit three charities that Mr. Pare has chosen. If you are interested in purchasing any collectibles please email arthur.pare.collectibles@gmail.com. Mr. Pare' is survived by several cousins and many dear friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Catherine of Sienna Church, 72 Church Street, Shelburne on Friday, July 28th at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Burlington. Those who wish may make donations in Arthur's memory to Saint Catherine of Sienna Parish.

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