On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Claude F. Veilleux, loving husband and father of three, passed away in his home at the age of 71.
Claude was born on November 16, 1947 in Ste. Jean de la Lande, PQ, Canada to Leonard and Gertrude Veilleux. He moved to the United States and began his career in drywall. On June 30,1973, he married Sonia Dumas. In Sidney, Maine, they raised two sons, Erik and Chris, and one daughter, Jennifer.
Claude’s favorite pastimes include watching NASCAR, the Cowboys, and the Canadiens. He was known for his devotion to his family, strong work ethic, his infectious laugh, and his kind and compassionate spirit.
Claude was preceded in death by his father, Leonard, his mother, Gertrude, his sister Therese, and his brothers Rock, Victorin, and Clermont.
He is survived by his wife Sonia, his son Erik and wife, Beth and their two children, Lila and Logan; his daughter, Jennifer Ethem and her husband Niyazi and their two children Eli and Penelope; his son Chris and his two children Jade and Noah; his sisters Louisette, Denise Garand and her husband Magellan, Nicole, Micheline, and Lynda and his brothers Guy and his wife Jeannine, Jean-Luc and his wife Lucille, Donald and his wife Fabien and Francis and his wife Sylvie, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
There will be no public visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine Church in Augusta on May 28, 2019 at 11am. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.