Alyre R. Violette, 89, of So. Paris and formerly of Lewiston, died Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris. He was born January 31, 1927 in St. Leonard, N.B. a son of Maxime B. and Emma (Rioux) Violette and was educated there.
He served in the US Army during World War II.
On July 31, 1948, he married Juliette Gervais at St. Margaret’s Church in Old Orchard Beach.
Mr. Violette had been employed at Pepperell Mfg. as a security guard and also by the city of Biddeford as a member of their special police. After retirement they had lived in Winter Haven, Florida for 15 years, returning to Maine in 2007.
He enjoyed bowling as a young man and playing shuffleboard while in Florida.
Preceding him in death were his wife of 59 years, Juliette Violette, August 6, 2007 and his grandson, Timothy Withers in 2014, and 8 siblings.
1 son: Roger J. Violette and his wife Lucille of Auburn
4 daughters: Yvette Mercier and her husband Richard of Lewiston
Carol Ann Violette of Auburn
Patricia Dube and her husband Peter of Greene
Barbara Violette and her husband Jason Hall of Lewiston
1 sister: Alphena Babineau and her husband Arthur of Brewer
1 brother: Fernand Violette and his wife Virginia of Pine Point
8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting Hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by his grandson, Rev. Gregory Dube, at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Anne’s Chapel of St. Joseph’s Church in Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. Donations in memory of Mr. Violette may be made to the Maine Veterans Home (So. Paris) 477 High Street, So. Paris, ME 04281 To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Maine Veterans Home (So. Paris)
477 High Street, So. Paris ME 04281