VAN BUREN - Lloyd D. Violette, 70, died Thursday, August 28, 2014, from complications after an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. He was born August 25, 1944 in Portland, a son of the late Doris (Violette) Carroll. He was raised in Van Buren by his grandparents, the late Calixte & Ernistine (Cote) Violette.
Lloyd enlisted with the US Army in 1962, serving proudly as a paratrooper and machine gunner with the 82nd Airborne Division in the Dominican Republic. Following his honorable discharge in 1965, he returned to Van Buren. He worked as a meat cutter with Loring Air Force for over 27 years, and eventually became the manager of the commissary meat department. He was a parishioner of St. Bruno-St. Remi Church. He was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus and lifetime member and former commander of the American Legion, Post #49.
He is survived by: his loving wife of 37 years, Joan (Grivois) Violette of Van Buren; two children: Barry Violette and Carol Dube and her husband, Keith, all of Van Buren; two sisters: Norma Gonzalez and her husband, "Manny" of Buda, TX and Rachel Dubay of New Canaan, CT; one half-sister, Sheila Stuart and her husband, Roger of New Milford, CT; a special sister-in-law, Rachel Dubay Violette of Fayetteville, NC; and a special "grand-puppy", Lily. Besides his mother and grandparents, Lloyd is predeceased by: six brothers, Douglas "Rodney", Leo James, Clarence, Claude, Roland, and Paul Violette; five sisters, Catherine "Katrina" Violette, Alice Bonenfant, Blanche Miller, Antoinette "Toni" Doucette, and Irene Charette; and two half-brothers, Michael and Terry Carroll.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014, at St. Bruno-St. Remi Church, Main Street, Van Buren. Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday morning, 9-10:30 a.m. at Lajoie Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren, ME. Burial with military honors will be in the parish cemetery. To share condolences online, please visit www.LajoieFuneralHome.com
Published on  September 3, 2014