Simone A. “Cy” Vashon , the mother of Msgr. Randall J. Vashon, pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Annandale, died peacefully Oct. 22 at Woodlands Assisted Living in Hallowell, Maine, at the age of 90.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 24, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Waterville, Maine.
Mrs. Vashon was born in Waterville Sept. 27, 1923, the daughter of the late Adolphe and Angelina (Tanguay) Veilleux. She was educated in Waterville parochial schools. A dedicated housewife who, in her early years, worked at Keyes Fiber, Hathaway Shirt Co., and Diamond Match Co., she enjoyed caring for her family, playing cards, bingo, bowling and spending time with her siblings and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband of more than 57 years, Clarence Vashon. They enjoyed life, traveled the world, and lived in a variety of states always returning “home” to Maine. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Lillian, Theresa and Mariette; brothers Florient, Conrad, Earnest, Roland and Florent “Babe,” and her granddaughter, Katie.
In addition to Msgr. Vashon, she is survived by her sons, Jim and wife Carmen, of Hermon, Maine; Wayne and wife Barbara, of Benton, Maine; her sister, Madeline Vachon, of Hallowell; sister-in-law Muriel Vigue, of Waterville, Maine; brothers-in-law John Thomas and Donald Roderick, of Waterville; her grandchildren Tim, Adam, Lance, Travis and Matt; great-grandchildren Brianna, Connor, Jack, Alex and Emily; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Burial was at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Veilleux Funeral Home, Waterville; www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.