Lucille Diana (Theberge) Veilleux aged 81, of Augusta, passed away peacefully at Northern Light EMMC in Bangor on Monday, October 14, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Augusta, Maine the daughter of Robutel L. and Elizabeth Diana (Parent) Theberge.
“Lucy” was a communicant of St. Augustine Catholic Church, a graduate of St. Augustine Catholic School and Cony High School. In 1956 she married Robert Veilleux, and together they raised 3 children on Monroe Street in Augusta. Robert pre-deceased her in 2010.
Lucy retired in 2011 after a long career with the State of Maine.
Lucy loved the ocean and never missed an opportunity to spend time there, especially Pemaquid Point and Acadia National Park. In her younger years, she enjoyed time at the family cottage on Bailey’s Island. It was a fact that no lobster was safe in her presence. She loved to dance, and in later years spent many happy times traveling to dance clubs. She accompanied her children on many enjoyable trips around the country and Canada. Once her children were out on their own, she enrolled in psychology classes, often secretly practicing this newfound knowledge on them. In her middle years, she took up Tai Chi, much to her children’s great surprise. Lucy loved to shop and never went out in public looking less than her best.
She is survived by two daughters Debra Ann Graham and husband Garry of Burlington, North Carolina; Sherrie Lynn Newcombe and husband Glendon, of Glenburn; a son, Timothy James of Northboro, Massachusetts; a granddaughter Jessica Ann Maynard and husband Joseph of Grantham, New Hampshire; two brothers Richard Theberge of West Gardner and his spouse Jacqueline (Beth), and Norman Theberge of Union and his spouse Susan; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Lucy was truly one of a kind and she will be greatly missed by us all.
The family would like to thank the staff of Winterberry Heights Assisted Living, Bangor, for their kind attention while Lucy was in their care.
At Lucy’s request, there will be no visitation. A committal service will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 2pm., Holy Family Cemetery, Townsend Rd. Augusta.
Those who wish to remember Lucille may make contributions in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association of Maine, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME, 04074, www.alz.org/maine.