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Veilleux Funeral Home

8 Elm Street, Waterville, ME

Due to recent health concerns regarding the Covid-19 Virus, Mr. Florian Veilleux's Funeral Mass for Saturday March 21, has been CANCELLED. Visiting hours will now be held for immediate family only.The...
OBITUARY

Florian E. Veilleux

July 17, 1922March 10, 2020

WATERVILLE - Florian E. Veilleux, 97, passed away peacefully from a brief illness, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. He is now with Jesus, His Lord and Savior, in his Heavenly home. Florian was born in Waterville on July 17, 1922, to Philip and Anna Veilleux. He was the oldest in a family of 10. In 1946, Florian married Yvette Marie Dubois. They had five children. Florian enjoyed school and learning, but stopped his education as a 14 year old teenager to start working at the Lockwood Mill to help his family financially. Later he became a Master Mechanic at Furbush Chevrolet, working mainly fixing automatic transmissions. He ended his career as a janitor at the Waterville Junior High School. Our mom used to say that dad was a "jack-of-all-trades and master of none". He was gifted with many talents. He was a very devout Catholic, who had an amazing childlike faith. Our dad was a Christ-like man, who was very giving and always willing to help others. He was a wonderful husband and caregiver for many years to his wife Yvette. As a family, we would go for Sunday rides and picnics. He loved playing cards and as a hobby, enjoyed making model cars. He also had a love for French Canadian fiddle music. Florian is survived by his daughter, Anna Wilber and her husband Ronald with their children Robert and wife Terri, son, Michael and daughter, Kathleen; his son Daniel and wife Cecile with their children Christopher and wife Amanda and son, Gregory; his son Lawrence and wife Mary, with their children Melissa French and husband John, Aimee Jacques and husband Edwin, Sonya Houle and her husband Glen, Allison Hinkley and husband Gary; Isaac and his wife Alyssa and Sarah Burbine and her husband Jacob; his daughter Rebecca (Becky) Gilbert and husband Richard, with their children Dana and wife Becky and Dean and wife Jaime; Florian is also survived by his sisters Stella Roy and her husband Claude, and Madleine McPhail and husband Richard; also brothers-in-law Joseph “Bob” Libby and Gerald “Jerry” Veilleux. He will also be sadly missed by his 22 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Florian was predeceased by his parents, his young son, Mark and his loving wife of 63 years, Yvette. He was also predeceased by a baby brother and a younger sister Arlene. Also predeceased include, his brothers Lionel and wife Madeline, Joseph and wife Jeanette, Raymond and wife Jackie; his sisters Gertrude Gagnon and her husband Alex, and Carmen Libby Mullen. Also predeceased, were three great grandchildren and his sweetheart of 9 years, Barbara Mae Morse. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, March 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville, Maine. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday March 21 at 11 a.m., at Notre Dame Church, 112 Silver St., Waterville. Burial will take place immediately following the service, with a driving by procession, outside of St. Francis Cemetery, Grove Street in Waterville. Family and friends are invited to gather for refreshments in memory of Florian after the service. The family would like to thank the staff of Park Residence in Waterville, the doctors and nurses at Northern Lights Inland Hospital and the loving and attentive care given to him in his final days by Jill Crowell and nurse, Breanne also with the nursing staff of Beacon Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for the meals on wheels program, in memory of Florian Veilleux, to Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold Street, Waterville, ME 04901. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Private Visiting Hours Friday, March 20, 2020

Memories

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Steve and Judy Lizzotte

March 15, 2020

Dan, Becky, Anna and Larry...we offer our deepest regrets in this tough loss of such an awesome and loving and jovial Dad and man. Steve has been telling me stories about your Dad that we had never discussed before. You were all blessed and lucky for such a loving and nurturing Dad...many would envy. You and your families are in our hearts and thoughts and prayers. We are here if you need us now or in the future...a shoulder to cry on...or to share a laugh...or anything you may or will need. God bless you all.

Valerie and John Paul

March 15, 2020

Our love and prayers for you and your family, Becky and Rick. God gives us memories that we may have roses in winter.

Melissa French

March 14, 2020

I'll always remember you asking me how my car was running and how my job is going, or asking me if I was hungry or want some pecan sandies or candies, watching old Western movies with you, the radio playing when the TV wasn't on, Sunday lunch with you after church, parts and tools in the house and drawers, your tomato, hamburg, green bean pie and your phrases you would say. I will miss you!

Susan Paradis

March 14, 2020

I remember Flo from the Junior High when I'd go in the evening for a Literacy Volunteer meeting or training. he was SO helpful & ready to get whatever I might need! always cheerful & smiling! he has been missed there and will be missed always!

Wilfred Guertin

March 14, 2020

I will always remember Flo a great Man and mentor to all! He will be sadly missed by all who knew him! May he RIP in Heaven!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY