Claude A. Veilleux, age 70, died Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Maine Veterans Home following a long illness. He was born in Canada on July 15, 1948 a son of the late Herve R. and Annette J. (Roy) Veilleux.
Mr. Veilleux was a 1969 graduate of Cony High School and was a communicant of St. Augustine Catholic Church.
He was a US Navy veteran, serving in the early 1970’s.
Mr. Veilleux was self employed, doing Auto body Repair for many years. He previously worked at Coe Chevrolet and Frank X. Pomerleau’s. He was a legend in Augusta for his race cars and for the body work he did at his shop. He loved working with his father and putting many cars back together.
He was a member of the ’55 Classic Chevy Club, a former member of the North Augusta Trailblazers and a Life Member of the Calumet Club.
Mr. Veilleux is survived by two sisters: Claudette Veilleux and her significant other Don Pelletier of Augusta and Carol Veilleux and her significant other Craig Dube of Augusta; a brother, Steve Veilleux and his significant other Linda Severence of Augusta; four nieces and nephews: Natalie Breton and her husband Casey, Stevie Veilleux, Josh Veilleux and Ann Veilleux.
Relatives and friends may visit from 9-11 AM on Friday, February 1st at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta where a memorial service will follow at 11 AM. Burial and committal prayers with military honors will follow in the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.
Those who desire may make donations in Claude’s memory to: Multiple Sclerosis Society, 170 US Route 1, Suite 200, Falmouth, ME, 04105.