Thomas Hage Parr

Bennington, Vt. — Thomas Hage Parr, 76, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

He was born Feb. 4, 1938, in New Haven, Conn. a son of Norwegian immigrants, Albert Eide Parr and Ella (Hage) Parr. Tom grew up in Bronxville, N.Y. and Manhattan. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science before attending Yale where he received his Bachelors in Art History. He then served in Army Intelligence and received an Army Commendation Medal for exemplary leadership and dedication during the Vietnam War. After returning from his military service he earned his Master’s Degree from Columbia where he later taught for a time. Tom didn’t stay put for long, living in Stanford, Calif., Connecticut, Boston and Wilder, Vt. before becoming a resident at the Vermont Veteran’s Home where he has lived for the past eight and a half years.

Tom is survived by his sister Victoria Parr Neumann of Benson, Vt. (formerly of South Strafford, Vt.); a brother, Nils Albert Parr of Hanover, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews, including Christina Victoria Bolan of Essex Jct, Vt. and Thomas D Neumann of Benson, Vt.

Burial will be held at a later time in the Evergreen Cemetery in South Strafford.

Condolences may be expressed to Tom’s family in an online guestbook at

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, 325 North St; Bennington, VT 05201.