OBITUARY

Ruth V. Fredette

December 7, 1926April 17, 2017

Ruth V. Fredette, 90 Waterville - Ruth V. Fredette of Winslow died April 17th, 2017. She was born in Waterville on December 7th, 1926, the daughter of Gustave and Eva (Boulette) Veilleux. She was educated at St. Francis De Sales School and graduated from the Academy of St. Joseph in South Berwick, ME on June 17th, 1944 and The New England Institute of Mortuary Science in Boston in 1947. She and her husband bought Veilleux Funeral Home in 1962, which they owned and operated until retiring in 1997. She was active in the Parish and a Eucharistic Minister for many years. She and her husband both joined The Maine Funeral Directors Association in 1953. Ruth was the oldest licensed lady Funeral Director in Maine. She is survived by her two sons: Paul Fredette and his wife Shari of Pemaquid; John Fredette of Winslow; two grandchildren: Jessica McQuillan of Waterville; Jeremy Fredette of Albany, ME; two great-grandchildren: Matthew Jolicouer of Waterville and Oliver Fredette of Albany, ME. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Edward, her parents, her sister Lorraine Rousseau and her husband Francis, her brother Germain John Veilleux and his wife Jacquiline. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, April 19th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, ME 04901. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver Street, Waterville at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 20th. Burial will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery78 Grove Street, Waterville, ME. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to: Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, April 20, 2017
  • Burial Thursday, April 20, 2017
REMEMBERING

Ruth V. Fredette

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April 24, 2017

Hi Paul and John,
I recently learned of the death of your mother. My deepest sympathy on your loss. Even though we haven't been in touch for a while, you are still on our minds. You will continue to be in our thoughts and in our prayers.
Pat & Sue Murphy
Augusta, ME

April 21, 2017

WE LIKE TO EXTEND OUR DEEPEST CONDOLES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVE ONE, THERE IS A COMFORTING HOPE AT JOHN 6:40. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR DEEPEST CONDOLES.

Wayne & Carmen Bourgoin

April 21, 2017

Such a beautiful send off yesterday at church. Your Mom was a beautiful person inside and out. She always greeted Wayne and I when we would see her in church and always asked about Wayne's parents even after Roland died. Our sincere sympathy to both Paul and John and family. You were truly blessed. Now she and your Dad are together again.

Wayne and Carmen Bourgoin
Winslow, ME.

April 21, 2017

I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of mourning. Isaiah 61:1,2 ; Matthew 5:4

April 20, 2017

Mes plus sincères sympathies à sa famille et à ses fils.

Bernard Veilleux ,Beauceville Québec

Fr. Claude Gendreau

April 20, 2017

My most sincere sympathies to the Fredette family especially Paul and John. Your mom was a wonderful lady. Be assured of my thoughts and prayers.

Town of Wiscasset

April 20, 2017

Paul, Shari & family,

Our hearts & thoughts are with you.

Marian, Kathy, Ellin, Linda & Molly, Ben & Stan,

Rita Bujold, c.s.j.l.

April 20, 2017

My deepest sympathy to Paul, John and family. Ruth was such a wonderful person, very friendly and always so well dressed. She lived a full life to the very end. She will certainly be welcomed with open arms for that is the way that she lived. Be assured of my prayerful remembrance.

April 19, 2017

Paul & John,
My sincerest condolences to you both and your families. Your mom was such a gracious and friendly lady.
Dave Jones, Portland, Me

Yvonne Mathieu-Budd

April 19, 2017

Paul and John, My heart felt sorrow for the lost of your Mom. She was such a wonderful lady and a ray of sunshine. You are all in my heart and my prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY