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The Hon. Vine R. Parmelee, who served as a judge of the Superior Court from 1960 to 1964, died July 9, 1987, in Sarasota, Florida, at the age of 92.
Judge Parmelee was born in New Haven on August 1, 1894. He studied at the American University in Beaune, France, and then studied law at private law offices in Connecticut, interrupting his studies to serve with the United States Army in 1916 in the Mexican Border Campaign and in World War I. He moved to Windsor after being discharged from the service and continued his legal studies. He was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1921.
Judge Parmelee engaged in the private practice of law in Hartford from 1921 to 1941. He also served as a judge of the Windsor Town Court from 1929 to 1941.
He became a judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1941 and served in that capacity until his appointment to the Superior Court nineteen years later. He also served as secretary to the state Board of Pardons from 1925 to 1960.