Ruth V. Fredette, 90
WINSLOW - Ruth V. Fredette, of Winslow, died April 17, 2017. She was born in Waterville, Dec. 7, 1926, the daughter of Gustave and Eva (Boulette) Veilleux. She was educated at St. Francis De Sales School and graduated from the Acad-emy of St. Joseph in South Berwick, on June 17, 1944; and The New England Institute of Mortuary Science in Boston in 1947. She and her husband bought Veilleux Funeral Home in 1962, which they owned and operated until retiring in 1997. She was active in the parish and a Eucharistic minister for many years. She and her husband both joined The Maine Funeral Directors Association in 1953. Ruth was the oldest licensed lady funeral director in Maine.
She is survived by her two sons: Paul Fredette and his wife Shari, of Pemaquid; and John Fredette, of Winslow; two grandchildren: Jessica McQuillan, of Waterville; and Jeremy Fredette of Albany; and two great-grandchildren: Matthew Jolicouer, of Waterville; and Oliver Fredette, of Albany.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband Edward, her parents, her sister Lorraine Rousseau and her husband Francis, and her brother Germain John Veilleux and his wife Jacquiline.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, April 19, from 4-8 p.m. at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver St., Waterville, at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20. Burial will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove St., Waterville. To share condolences, memories and tributes with her family, visit: www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made in Ruth's memory to:
Servants of the Blessed Sacrament
101 Silver Street
Waterville, ME 04901
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Apr. 18, 2017