1931 – 2018
Putnam – Louis J. Veilleux, 87, of Vine St., died Sunday morning, December 9, 2018, at Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Jeanette (Sarette) Veilleux. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Alcide and Evelyn (Lefebvre) Veilleux.
Louis was a proud Korean War veteran serving with the United States Navy. On November 4, 1950 at Sacred Heart Church in Webster, MA, he was united in marriage to the former Jeanette Sarette.
Mr. Veilleux worked for many years as an oil truck driver for Agway. After retiring from Agway, he worked part time as school bus driver.
He was a lifetime member of the Thompson Hill Fire Department and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling.
Louis is survived by his wife, of 68 years Jeanette, two daughters, Cheryl Walsh and her husband Dennis of Putnam and Linda Thorstenson of Sterling; five grandchildren, Gary, Timothy, Dennis, Ryan, and William; six great grandchildren, Gary, Louis, Lauren, Aaron, Michael, Carter, and Peyton, and a great great granddaughter Elizabeth. He was predeceased by a son, Robert Veilleux; a brother, Gene Veilleux, and a sister, Evelyn McConnell.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Valade Funeral Home & Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.