Arthur S. Pare’

Arthur S. Pare’ of Shelburne, Vermont died Wednesday afternoon, July 19, 2017, at Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 85.

Born and raised in Burlington, Vermont, 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 to become the music teacher at Tupper Lake Elementary School where he spent two years before relocating to Owego, 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 maintained dual residences in Owego and Shelburne, Vermont.

A devout Catholic he was an active member of Saint Catherine of Sienna Parish in Shelburne, where he participated in the music ministry as an assistant organist. He had also been the choir director at his Parish in Owego during the late 1960s.

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

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 St., Shelburne, at 10 a.m. Friday, July 28. Interment will be held at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont.

Those who wish may make donations in Arthur’s memory to Saint Catherine of Sienna Parish. The Ready Funeral and Cremation Service, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington is assisting with arrangements.

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