OBITUARY

Alfreda M. Veilleux

June 7, 1922December 24, 2018
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Alfreda M. Veilleux, 96 Waterville - Our Mom, Alfreda M. Veilleux (Rossignol), died peacefully Christmas Eve morning, December 24, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at the Oak Grove Care Center in Waterville. She was 96 years young. She was born June 7, 1922 in Ashland, Maine, the seventh child of Octave P. Rossignol and Helen E. Landry. Her family moved to Waterville in the early 1920’s, and she resided in the Waterville/Winslow area for the remainder of her life. Mom married our Dad, Fernand O. Veilleux on August 17, 1940 and together they raised six boys on North Street and Edgemont Avenue. They enjoyed 42 years of marriage together until Dad’s unexpected death in 1982. Spending summers on North Pond entertaining and cooking for her extended family are memories we will all cherish forever. Gardening, canning, fishing, crocheting, knitting and puzzle making brought great joy to her life, but the time spent with her family were the most precious of all. She worked as a seamstress for the C. F. Hathaway Company, retiring in 1984 after 28 years of dedicated service. She was a skilled quilter using samples to make numerous patch quilts that many of her family received as treasured gifts. Freda, as she was affectionately known, was a strong Christian and a faithful communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella. Her faith was of utmost importance in her life and this strong faith along with the love of her family carried her through many personal losses over the years. She will be forever remembered as our “rock”. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings: Emily Buzzell, Oram Rossignol, Roland Rossignol, Irene Couture, Lorraine Gagnon, Louis Rossignol, Rose Grenier, Noella Rossignol, Madeline Mattall, Harold Rossignol, Jackie Rossignol, her mother and father-in-law, Esdras and Roseanna Veilleux and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law on the Rossignol and Veilleux side. She was also predeceased by sons Gene, David and Daniel Veilleux and grandson Matthew Veilleux. Mom is survived by three sons: Alan and wife Susan of Winslow; Steven and wife Sally of Belgrade; Leonard and wife Ella of Florida; three daughters-in-law Sheila (Gene) Veilleux of Florida; Rachel (Daniel) Veilleux of Rhode Island; Cheryl (David) Veilleux of Georgia; 14 grandchildren: Michelle (Greg) Stanek, Sara Ryckis, Alycia (Joseph) Monroe, Therese (Jerome) Pascuzzi, John Veilleux, Aaron (Toni) Veilleux, Anthony (Kristen) Veilleux, Danielle (Stephen) Taber, Andrea (Jason) Kipp, Ryan Veilleux, Melissa (Joseph) Peters, Lauren (Philip) Joseph and Nathan (Whitney) Veilleux; 22 great-grandchildren: Toby, Benjamin, Dylan, Cullen, Camryn, Zachary, Nicholas, Rebecca, Gabriel, Olivia, Aiden, Allison, Zachary, Grace, Jackson, Lidia, Maya, Isabella, Molly, Avery, Christopher and Benjamin. She is also survived by two close brothers: Bert Rossignol of Florida; Ronald Rossignol and wife Shirley of Waterville; sisters-in-law: Barbara Marino of Florida; Lorraine Zelenkewich of Connecticut; Juanita Veilleux of California; Bertha Bolduc of Arizona and Joyce Armstrong of Kentucky. Our special thanks to the entire staff at the Oak Grove Care Center, Maine General Home Care and Hospice and Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area for their exceptional care, kindness and support during her stay. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday January 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 72 Pleasant Street, Waterville, Maine and a spring burial will be held at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, Maine. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Mom’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family. Donations may be made in Mom’s memory to: Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver Street, Waterville, Maine 04901 or to the charity of your choice.

Services

19 January

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

72 Pleasant Street
Waterville, Maine 04901

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial - Spring 2019
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Biography

Alfreda M. Veilleux, 96
Waterville - Our Mom, Alfreda M. Veilleux (Rossignol), died peacefully Christmas Eve morning, December 24, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at the Oak Grove Care Center in Waterville. She was 96 years young.
She was born June 7, 1922 in Ashland, Maine, the seventh child of Octave P. Rossignol and Helen E. Landry. Her family moved to Waterville in the early 1920’s, and she resided in the Waterville/Winslow area for the remainder of her life.
Mom married our Dad, Fernand O. Veilleux on August 17, 1940 and together they raised six boys on North Street and Edgemont Avenue. They enjoyed 42 years of marriage together until Dad’s unexpected death in 1982. Spending summers on North Pond entertaining and cooking for her extended family are memories we will all cherish forever. Gardening, canning, fishing, crocheting, knitting and puzzle making brought great joy to her life, but the time spent with her family were the most precious of all.
She worked as a seamstress for the C. F. Hathaway Company, retiring in 1984 after 28 years of dedicated service. She was a skilled quilter using samples to make numerous patch quilts that many of her family received as treasured gifts.
Freda, as she was affectionately known, was a strong Christian and a faithful communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella. Her faith was of utmost importance in her life and this strong faith along with the love of her family carried her through many personal losses over the years. She will be forever remembered as our “rock”.
She was predeceased by her parents and siblings: Emily Buzzell, Oram Rossignol, Roland Rossignol, Irene Couture, Lorraine Gagnon, Louis Rossignol, Rose Grenier, Noella Rossignol, Madeline Mattall, Harold Rossignol, Jackie Rossignol, her mother and father-in-law, Esdras and Roseanna Veilleux and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law on the Rossignol and Veilleux side. She was also predeceased by sons Gene, David and Daniel Veilleux and grandson Matthew Veilleux.
Mom is survived by three sons: Alan and wife Susan of Winslow; Steven and wife Sally of Belgrade; Leonard and wife Ella of Florida; three daughters-in-law Sheila (Gene) Veilleux of Florida; Rachel (Daniel) Veilleux of Rhode Island; Cheryl (David) Veilleux of Georgia; 14 grandchildren: Michelle (Greg) Stanek, Sara Ryckis, Alycia (Joseph) Monroe, Therese (Jerome) Pascuzzi, John Veilleux, Aaron (Toni) Veilleux, Anthony (Kristen) Veilleux, Danielle (Stephen) Taber, Andrea (Jason) Kipp, Ryan Veilleux, Melissa (Joseph) Peters, Lauren (Philip) Joseph and Nathan (Whitney) Veilleux; 22 great-grandchildren: Toby, Benjamin, Dylan, Cullen, Camryn, Zachary, Nicholas, Rebecca, Gabriel, Olivia, Aiden, Allison, Zachary, Grace, Jackson, Lidia, Maya, Isabella, Molly, Avery, Christopher and Benjamin.
She is also survived by two close brothers: Bert Rossignol of Florida; Ronald Rossignol and wife Shirley of Waterville; sisters-in-law: Barbara Marino of Florida; Lorraine Zelenkewich of Connecticut; Juanita Veilleux of California; Bertha Bolduc of Arizona and Joyce Armstrong of Kentucky.
Our special thanks to the entire staff at the Oak Grove Care Center, Maine General Home Care and Hospice and Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area for their exceptional care, kindness and support during her stay.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday January 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 72 Pleasant Street, Waterville, Maine and a spring burial will be held at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, Maine. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Mom’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.
Donations may be made in Mom’s memory to: Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver Street, Waterville, Maine 04901 or to the charity of your choice.