Rene B. Vallee, 72, of Biddeford died Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the V.A. Health Center, Togus. He was born September 11, 1945 in Biddeford a son of Anatol and Rita (Chabot) Vallee and was educated locally, graduating from Biddeford High School in the class of 1964.
Rene served in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam. He worked twenty years at Noyes Tire in Biddeford and another 20 years when it became Biddeford Tire, retiring as Service Manager in 2005.
He had been a member of the Amvets and the American Legion. An outdoorsman he enjoyed wood chopping camping and fishing; Rene also liked playing horseshoes, barbecuing and going to casinos.
He is survived by:
His wife Patricia Cyr Duranceau Vallee to whom he had been married since 1991.
3 sons: Larry Vallee of Biddeford
Scott Vallee and his wife Amanda of Milford, NH
Daniel Vallee of Biddeford
Step daughter, Doreen Dube and her husband Marc of Biddeford
Two step sons: Nelson Duranceau and his wife Jennifer of Quechee, VT
Darren Duranceau and his wife Michelle of Dover, NH
his former wife, Kathleen Vallee of Morganton, NC
2 brothers: Henri Vallee and his wife Constance of Arundel
Roger Vallee of Arundel
2 sisters: Peggy Petit and her husband Norman of Arundel
Theresa Larochelle and her husband Willie of Lyman
15 grandchildren, nieces and nephews
Visiting Hours will be 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. Due to heating problems at St. Joseph's Church, the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. a.m. on Friday at Most Holy Trinity Church, 271 Main St., Saco . Burial will at 12:00 noon. in Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery, 83 Stanley Rd. in Springvale. Rene’s family recommends donations in his memory the Muscular Dystrophy Association 39 Mechnic St. Suite 100, Westbrook, ME 04092. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.