Raymond A. Viens, 90, passed away on November 8, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in St. Albans Bay on January 24, 1924, to Phillippe and Amanda (Loisell) Viens. He worked for McKenzie's Packing and Burlington High School. He married the love of his life, Claire Thibault, on June 3, 1950. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. John the Baptist.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Claire; children Paulette (Mark) Noyes, Raymond (Jane) Viens, Rose (Brian) Chicoine, Denise (Paul) Provost, Gerald (Sharon) Viens and Richard (Tracy) Viens; 16 grandchildren; 10 grandchildren; brother Joseph (Jean) Viens; sisters Anna Cota, Irene Brosseau and Sister Bertha Viens; sister-in-law Therese Viens; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and countless friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski, Vt. Donations may be made to the Vermont Respite House or St. Francis Xavier School. Condolences may be shared with the family online at lavignefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremations Service.