George W. Veilleux

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1923-2014

WINSLOW - George W. Veilleux, 90, of Winslow, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, at the VA Maine Healthcare System - Hospice Care Unit in Togus. He longed to be reunited with his beloved wife, Lorraine. He was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Fairfield, to William and Isabel Veilleux. He grew up and attended schools in Fairfield. At the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted and served in the Marine Corps earning the prestigious Purple Heart, and other medals while serving in the Pacific theater.

After World War II, he met and married Lorraine Tardiff with whom he raised four daughters: Shereen, Brenda, Elaine and Linda. He earned his living over the following years as a painter and a flooring contractor, and also served several years as a police officer for the town of Winslow.

George was an active member of the Veterans Foreign Wars, Post 8835, in Winslow, the American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a communicant of Corpus Christi Parish, and attended St. John the Baptist Church in Winslow.

Other interests throughout his life that he passionately enjoyed were bowling, playing horseshoes, socializing, dancing, camping and family trips to the Maine beaches.

He was predeceased by his wife, Lorraine, in March 2012. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Florence, Marie, Donald, Ursula and James.

George is survived by four daughters, Shereen Deschaine, and her husband, Alfred, of Kennebunk, Brenda Veilleux, of Syracuse, N.Y., Elaine Marcoux and her husband, Pete, of Winslow, and Linda Cramer, of Lilburn, Ga.; his grandchildren, Brenda, Stephanie, Christopher, Jennifer, Samantha and Cian; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Maurice Vigue.

Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at St. John the Baptist Church in Winslow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Volunteer Service-Hospice Unit, c/o Volunteer Services 135, Department of Veterans Affairs, 1 VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330.

An online guest book may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.




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Published in Central Maine on Jan. 22, 2014