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Veilleux Funeral Home

8 Elm Street, Waterville, ME

OBITUARY

Albert Desrosiers

November 30, 1927June 6, 2020
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Waterville – Albert A. Desrosiers passed on June 6, 2020 at the age of 92. He was born in St. Aime Province of Quebec Canada to Joseph Desrosiers and Florina Schmidt. He was raised in the city of St-Hyacinthe with his 10 siblings, brothers and sisters on rue St. Dominique. It was in this environment that he learned love and sharing at a very young age. He carried with him, throughout his life, both his father and mother’s greatest assets. That is, a sense of wisdom, calm, friendship and loving generosity. His working career began at the age of 15 in locations such as local mills as well as the maritime industry in the city of Sorel. In 1948, he married Jeannine Belanger. They lived for a time at the outskirts of Montreal until 1954 when they moved to Winslow, Maine with three young children. Living in an apartment on Halifax St., it was then he began his trade as carpenter/contractor, and later developer. He had a self-learned sense of business and built hundreds of houses in Winslow, Benton, Waterville and China areas. He was regarded as an honest, dependable contractor. “For a better home” ..his motto…never tarnished through the years. He had planned and built the Benton Avenue apartments and lived with his family in his private residence on those grounds for over twenty years. Tragedy struck the family when his wife Jeannine died in 1985. He married his second wife Muriel in 1989. At all times, he remained unconditionally generous, almost egoless, and so loving to his growing family. In 1990, he took a risk and proceeded to develop Meadowview Estates on Benton Ave. in Winslow. It is a complex still remarkable today. In addition, he built the best deli in Maine…Big G’s!! He became their faithful morning customer where he shared coffee with his sons and friends. He retired after the final construction of the last Meadowview building. And his sons continued in his footsteps. He enjoyed wintering in Port Orange Fl. 15 years. He traveled throughout the country with his wife Muriel finding many new adventures.

He was predeceased by his infant son Richard, his first wife Jeannine, his sisters; Claire-Marie, Lucille, Yvette, Pierrette, Janine, Yolande and Cecilienne, and his two brothers; Sylvio and Julien.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Muriel and his six children; Nicole Campbell and husband George, Diane LeBlanc and husband Jim, Suzanne Williamson and husband Hugh, Rene and wife Kathy, Claude and wife Betty, Mike and wife Nancy, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was a faithful parishioner of Corpus Christi (St. John) Parish and a regular attendant at 4:00 PM Mass.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Albert’s guestbook at www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com. Visiting hours will be held at Veilleux Funeral Home in Waterville on Friday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Visitors are reminded that facemasks are required for entry into the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Church in Winslow, due to current restrictions, attendance will be by invitation only. Committal will be held at St. Francis Cemetery in Waterville. A Service of Veilleux & Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville, Maine 04901. 872-7676

Services

  • Visiting Hours

    Friday, June 12, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial (By invitation)

    Saturday, June 13, 2020

Memories

Albert Desrosiers

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Ruth Lemieux

June 11, 2020

Dear Rene and Kathy,

Sincere sympathy on the loss of your Dad....a true gentleman. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Ruth Lemieux, formerly of Butler, Whittier and LaLiberty

Shoerman Saperstein

June 10, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Albert’s passing .i always considered him as one of most favorite and loyal customers.It was a pleasure having’ him come into my,store.
Sherman Saperstein

TJ & Donna Bolduc

June 10, 2020

Thought and Prayers to the family during this difficult time. God Bless.

nicole campbell

June 10, 2020

Hi Dad,you are the best dad any one could ask for,I thank you for everything you have done for me.I will miss you very much.You are in a great place,all my love Nicole

Susan Williamson

June 9, 2020

You will be forever loved!!

Joyce Breton

June 9, 2020

Nicole, Diane and siblings, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. May all the memories you have of your dad help comfort you during this difficult time.
Joyce Carey Breton

Sue and Mayo Morris

June 9, 2020

To Rene, Mike, and all the family, Mayo and I wish to send our sincerest sympathy for your great loss! Although we knew Albert very little, his tremendous qualities of integrity, kindness, hard working ethics, and love for those he built for live on in the two sons we DO know and cherish as friends! We can only assume these precious qualities are found in the remaining Desrosiers family! To Rene and Mike especially, your silent but consistent testimony of support shown for your Dad we have watched over 5 years time has blessed us and shown us, as many, what a wonderful legacy this man, Albert, has left you! As Father’s Day grows close, just remember you are truly a mirror of all the goodness found in your dad! Bless you, fondly Mayo and Sue

Al and Eileen Penney

June 9, 2020

My husband before he met me was one of many customers that went to Big G's;may we offer our condolences in your loss

Steve 'Al' Feather

June 9, 2020

On behalf of all of us at Hammond Lumber Co. we want to extend our sincere condolences to the entire family. In my 5 years as manager of the Hammond Lumber Co. Fairfield branch I truly enjoyed all my interactions with Albert.
Sincerely,
Steve 'Al' Feather

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