OBITUARY

Lionel A. Cayer

October 22, 1920January 2, 2019
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Fairfield - Our Dad and Papa died peacefully on Wednesday morning after 98+ good years. He is survived by two siblings, 10 of his 11 children, 21 of his 23 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Good friends called him Lee.

Dad was born in Quebec, Canada and moved to the States where he honorably served in the Army Air Corp in WWII from 1941 to 1945 in Italy, Sicily, and North Africa. He talked about the Italian women crushing grapes and the wine but rarely anything about the combat. We often thanked him for his service.

Returning from his military service, he married the love of his life, Kathleen Dorothy Chard. Dad was a devoted husband for 72 years and what a legacy they left! Dad’s passion was providing for his family with love, big gardens, and lots of hard work. He was an avid reader all his life on many different subjects. His trade was a self-made engineer and tinkerer. Dad could fix anything!

Papa loved the little ones so much as they came along and had nicknames for many; and no one will forget the “gunks on the noggin.” Our Papa, PapaPapa, and Big Papa will be so missed. He always made the grandkids feel special and they are so grateful to have had such a wonderfully enthusiastic grandfather who lit up their lives with memories they will carry with them always.

Time of Gathering and Visitation Hours will be held on Thursday, January 10th from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 11th at 11:00AM at the Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver Street, Waterville, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Food for the Poor at www.foodforthepoor.org, one of Dad’s favorite charities.

Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in the Spring.

Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Gathering and Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 11, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial - Spring 2019
REMEMBERING

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Muriel Grenier

January 6, 2019

To the entire Cayer family I send my most sincere condolences. Your Dad, Grandfather, Great Grandpapa and Big Papa was very special. I would visit with him most every Sunday and enjoyed his wit and intelligence. May God grant him a special place in his heavenly kingdom. I will miss him.

Jenny King

January 6, 2019

Jenny King

January 6, 2019

Jenny King

January 6, 2019

Jenny King

January 6, 2019

Jenny King

January 6, 2019

Jenny King

January 6, 2019

Jenny King

January 6, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Fairfield - Our Dad and Papa died peacefully on Wednesday morning after 98+ good years. He is survived by two siblings, 10 of his 11 children, 21 of his 23 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Good friends called him Lee.

Dad was born in Quebec, Canada and moved to the States where he honorably served in the Army Air Corp in WWII from 1941 to 1945 in Italy, Sicily, and North Africa. He talked about the Italian women crushing grapes and the wine but rarely anything about the combat. We often thanked him for his service.

Returning from his military service, he married the love of his life, Kathleen Dorothy Chard. Dad was a devoted husband for 72 years and what a legacy they left! Dad’s passion was providing for his family with love, big gardens, and lots of hard work. He was an avid reader all his life on many different subjects. His trade was a self-made engineer and tinkerer. Dad could fix anything!

Papa loved the little ones so much as they came along and had nicknames for many; and no one will forget the “gunks on the noggin.” Our Papa, PapaPapa, and Big Papa will be so missed. He always made the grandkids feel special and they are so grateful to have had such a wonderfully enthusiastic grandfather who lit up their lives with memories they will carry with them always.

Time of Gathering and Visitation Hours will be held on Thursday, January 10th from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 11th at 11:00AM at the Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver Street, Waterville, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Food for the Poor at www.foodforthepoor.org, one of Dad’s
favorite charities.

Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in the Spring.

Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage.