1924 – 2013

AUBURN — Violette N. “Vi” Barriault, 89, a resident of Schooner Estates and formerly of 105 Upland Road, Lisbon, passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, Nov. 17, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Lewiston on Oct. 27, 1924, the daughter of Arthur and Augustine Therriault Nadeau. She was married to Fernand J. Barriault on June 22, 1946, at Holy Family Church in Lewiston. She was a former communicant at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston and St. Anne’s in Lisbon. Vi graduated from Lewiston High School in 1943, and was a member of the patronesses. Before becoming the proprietor of her own antique store,“The Whatknot Shop,” in Lisbon, she was employed by Ward Brothers in Lewiston and Job Corps in Poland Spring.

Vi was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker, and enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and neighbors. She was especially proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Vi enjoyed winters with Fern in Ft. Pierce, Fla., and called their farm at “Colonial Acres” in Lisbon home. She also enjoyed spending time at her camp on the ocean.

She had a quick wit, and a vivacious and spirited personality. Among other things, Vi enjoyed phone calls with her daughter, puzzles, games and cards, and was an exceptional cook.

She is survived by her loving husband, Fern; sisters, Gloria Landry of Lewiston, Lucille Denis of Lewiston and Anita Prolejko and husband, Robert, of Depew, N.Y.; three children, Ronald F. Barriault and partner, Michelle, of Greenville, Dennis A. Barriault and wife, Janet, of West Poland and Louise Barriault-Swank and husband, Cliff, of Melbourne, Fla.; five grandchildren, Amy Barriault, Andrea Gouldson, Michael Barriault, Audrey Barriault and Renee Barriault; and four great-grandchildren, Aiden, Brienne, Joseph and Liam.

She was predeceased by her father in 1993; her mother in 1995; and her sister, Priscilla Goulet, of Chicopee, Mass.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Schooner Estates Memory Care. Their care has been extraordinary.

Condolences, donations and a video tribute may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com.

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