LEWISTON — Laurent E. Veilleux, 88, a resident of Lewiston, died Monday, Jan. 30, at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, following a long illness, with his family by his side.
He was born in Lewiston, Nov. 21, 1923, the son of Georges and Marianne (Goulet) Veilleux. Larry was educated in Lewiston schools and was a 1942 graduate of Lewiston High School. Following graduation, he served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he continued his education receiving an associates degree in criminal justice. He attended the FBI Academy and also attended courses at Babson College.
He served many years with the Lewiston Police Department and rose to the rank of deputy police chief, until his retirement. Following retirement, Larry remained active in law enforcement as a private investigator for Ace Security and also was employed at Pinette Funeral Home as a funeral attendant.
Larry was a life-long learner and he highly valued education. He was inducted into the Lewiston-Auburn Sports Hall of Fame for his participation as a member of the Lewiston High School Hockey championship team of 1942. He was a member of the Retired Police Chief Association, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Lion’s Club and also the Calumet Club in Augusta. He was a former member of St. Joseph’s Church and was currently a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Auburn.
Survivors include his wife, the former Marine Gagne, whom he married Feb. 6, 1946 of Lewiston; two sons, Gary Veilleux and wife, Lynne, of Augusta and George Veilleux of Lewiston; one daughter, Marine Shea and husband, Richard, of Lewiston; five grandchildren, Michelle, Marianne and Michael Veilleux, Joshua Shea and wife, Melissa and Patrick Shea; one stepgrandson, Timothy Sawyer; two great-grandchildren, Katrielle and Kaden Shea; one brother-in-law, Marcel Toutain; two sisters-in-law, Beulah Smith and Helena Law; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one brother, Eugene; and two sisters, FleurAnge Charest and Liliette Toutain.
The family wishes to thank the staff on 4-W at d’Youville for the wonderful care and compassion given to Larry during his stay.
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