MILLINOCKET – Francis P. Vienneau, 79, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at a Millinocket health care facility. He was born June 14, 1933, in Millinocket, the son of Joseph P. and Gertrude (Violette) Vienneau.
Francis grew up in Millinocket and was a graduate of St. Martin’s High School, class of 1952. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army. After his military service Francis worked for Great Northern Paper Co. for 35 years, and then for Housing Authority at Crestview Apartments for nine years. He enjoyed snowmobiling and dragging trails for Northern Timber Cruisers Snowmobile Club, helping to build many of the trails still in use today. In later years he enjoyed traveling around the country and Canada with his wife, Kathleen. Francis lived a selfless life, always devoted to putting the needs of others first, following the biblical examples and teachings.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Kathleen (Plourde) Vienneau of Millinocket; daughters, Mary Lee Alley of Hancock, Lynn Robinson and her husband, Maynard, of Millinocket and Nancy Grant and her husband, Roger, of Baileyville; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Martin Vienneau of San Diego; a sister, Edna Hayward of Enfield, Conn.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Francis was predeceased by three sisters and eight brothers.
A liturgy of the word memorial service with Communion will be celebrated 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Christ the Divine Mercy Parish at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 19 Colby St., Millinocket, with Deacon Danny Watson presider. Interment with military honors will be at Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Francis may be sent to Katahdin Area Support Group, 10 Field St., Millinocket, ME 04462 or the activity fund at Katahdin Health Care, 22 Walnut St., Millinocket, ME 04462. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.