Alexis Violette, age 97, died Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta following a long illness. He was born in Drummond, New Brunswick, Canada on April 27, 1922 a son of the late Levite and Flavie (Albert) Violette.
Mr. Violette attended school in Augusta and was a US Army veteran, serving during World War II.
He had been employed for many years at the J.J. Nissen Bakery as a Sales Representative. He also sold and repaired Electrolux Vacuum Cleaners for years.
Mr. Violette was a Lifetime Member of the Calumet Club in Augusta.
Alex was an avid cribbage player, playing many games with family and friends through the years.
He was pre-deceased by his wife, Rita F. (Guimond) Violette and his siblings: Rene, Alcide, Bertha, Antoinette, Emilie, Romeo, Cecile, Hilda, Camille, Raoul, Lionel and Maurice, and his son-in-law, James Loisel.
Mr. Violette is survived by his daughter, Patricia Loisel of Waterville; his son, Michael R. Violette of Mt. Vernon; his sister, Theresa “Audie” Lambert of Florida; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
At his request, there will be no public visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 7th at 11 AM at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Northern Ave., Augusta. Burial will be at a later date in the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.
Those who desire may make donations in Alexis’ memory to either: Bread of Life Ministries, 157 Water St., Augusta, ME, 04330, or Good Shepard Food Bank, PO Box 1807, Auburn, ME, 04211.