November 15,1943—February 1, 2023
Vivianne P. Mailloux (Robert)—formerly of Putnam, CT
On February 1, 2023, at 4:10 PM, Vivianne closed her eyes to this world… opening her eyes in paradise…her eternal home. Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ had come for her… He took her by the hand and brought her into His kingdom of Heaven. Holding the hand of Jesus, she came to the throne of God. She bowed her head and knelt low before Him. She is now home.
In this world she left behind all those whom she loved and received love in return. Her Children- Jeanne Mailloux of Woodstock, CT; David (Mary) Mailloux of Mount Ida, AR; Richard (Laurie) Mailloux of Thompson, CT; William Mailloux of East Putnam, CT; Timothy (Zofia) Mailloux of New Britain, CT. Her Grandchildren; Danielle, David Jr., Ted, Elliot, Forrest, Noah, Robert, Diane, and Dorothy. Her Great-Grandchildren- Revan, Jace, Aria, Logan, Rowan, Ashton, Lincoln, Finley, and Eleanore.
Vivianne was pre-deceased by her parents Viola and Jean Louis Robert. She leaves her siblings—Sisters-Lucille Wolff of Maine; Madeline Sears of Mass; Brother— Paul (Diana) Robert of California. She also leaves behind her former husband and father of her five children Richard (Red) Mailloux of East Putnam, CT.
Vivianne was born in Southbridge MA. Later raised in a home on Pompeo Rd in North Grosvenordale, CT. She attended St. Joseph’s school and church. She grew up in an era when teen girls put their hair up in rollers to look pretty before they went on a date with their beaus. As a young woman she enjoyed square-dancing in the halls of Quaddick dancing with Red. She and her sister Madeline would swoon over Elvis Presley in the movie theaters. She married at 17 and started her family a year later. Vivianne loved babies and loved being a mom. She loved her children and was kind to everyone she knew. She loved the outdoors and all of nature but at the same time she was so genteel. She loved to take long walks and picking flowers along the way.
Later in a facility, Vivianne had friends that would cheer her…Kate, Connie, and Gladys… stopping with a coffee, a smile, or a phone call. This so brightened her day especially wheel- chair bound. Her children taking her to church, to the parks, or St. Mary’s Circle of Fun. The challenges of a wheelchair were over-come with “car-parties”—-she would sit in the car then family/friends would sit in the back seat with food to share…especially fish and chips. Rides to Dresser Hill Farm for ice-cream, and to Palazzi Orchard for fresh peaches. Great efforts were made by her family to include her in many holidays and celebrations; overcoming the challenges of stairs and doorways with a wheelchair. Vivianne always requested chips with onion dip be at those parties. She was always sent back to the nursing home with a little something for a later meal…especially clam chowder, spaghetti and sauce, or ham salad sandwiches. She celebrated the little things in life.
They say, “Where there is no love, put love, and there you will find love.” A resident of Davis Place since 2009, Vivianne’s nurses were like her very own family, she loved each and every one of them—-Karen, Shelby, and Samantha. Her loving aide Denise who would sweetly engage her in the French language. The resident office banker Barbara…taking the time to address envelopes and make copies of letters/poems for her.
John 15:12: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” Vivianne lived out her life with love.
A calling hour for relatives and friends will be held from 11:30 to 12:30 on Friday February 10, 2023 at Gilman’s Funeral Home, 104 Church Street Putnam, CT., 06260. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:00pm at St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT 06260. Burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Jeanne, David, Richard, Billy, Timmy, and the entire Mailloux family. I am truly sorry for the loss of your Mom. I have wonderful memories of our days together. May God comfort you all.
Love. Aunt Fluff
Dear Elliot, Jillian, and Lincoln.
So sorry to read of your grandmother’s passing. Her obituary was beautifully written, and it showed how much she was loved, and how much she loved back! Please extend my condolences to your parents & your brother. Love, Dee
Paul L Robert
To Vivianne Mailloux’s children and grandchildren:
Please accept our deepest condolences in this time of your mourning. We too grieve for the loss of your mother and my beloved sister, Vivianne. Due to my own health conditions that limit my mobility, I regret that I cannot make the cross-country trip in person to attend the services. Please accept my sincerest apologies. However, please know that we will be there with you in thought and in spirit.
Paul L Robert and wife Diana
Jeff and Rachael Sears
To Aunt Vivianne’s family –
We are very sorry for your loss. Aunt Vivianne was my godmother. She always remembered my birthday, and she always sent me a little present, even after I became an adult. I have fond memories of playing cards with Aunt Vivianne – she was really good! We will miss her kindness of spirit and her smile at the card table.
-Jeff and Rachael Sears
Nancy (Dumas) Chartier
Paul, Lucille, Madeline, Viviannes ‘s Children & all of her loved ones, I am so very sorry for your loss….I remember Viviannne from many years ago on Pompeo Road…those were the innocent & care free days… cherish the Love & Memories
Rich I am so sorry for your loss.My condolences to you and your family.
Elaine Rogers Ducharme
My condolences to Paul Madeline and Howie and to all the Mailloux Family.I have fond memories of Vivian.
My deepest sympathies to all who loved and were loved by Vivianne. That love is what the world needs now above all else. May her life serve as an inspiration to us give more of it when we remember Vivianne.
Lucille Wolff, sister
Rest in peace Viv. I am so glad we had our talk that day
So many years ago,, forgiveness is a beautiful gift. You are a beautiful and special person., and I am sure when you reached those gates our Creator said , “ Well done, good and
My condolences to Jeanne, her brothers, and Vivianne’s siblings Lucille, Madeline & Paul. May Vivianne rest in peace.
A former classmate, Emily (Wagher) Petterson