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Reginald E. Vashon

July 11, 1936 - June 12, 2017

Obituary


Reginald Vashon, 80

Winslow - Reginald "Reggie" Vashon, 80, of Winslow died on Monday June 12, 2017 at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta. He was born July 11, 1936 in Waterville, the youngest of six children of Rose (Lapointe) and Raymond Vashon. He graduated from Waterville High School, Class of 1954, and then worked for a year at Sterns Department Store.

In 1955 Reggie enlisted in the US Army, served a year in Korea and was discharged in 1958. It was in 1958 that he had the good fortune to meet...

Reginald Vashon, 80

Winslow - Reginald "Reggie" Vashon, 80, of Winslow died on Monday June 12, 2017 at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta. He was born July 11, 1936 in Waterville, the youngest of six children of Rose (Lapointe) and Raymond Vashon. He graduated from Waterville High School, Class of 1954, and then worked for a year at Sterns Department Store.

In 1955 Reggie enlisted in the US Army, served a year in Korea and was discharged in 1958. It was in 1958 that he had the good fortune to meet and marry Lillian Grenier. From their very first meeting they knew they were meant to be together. Reggie went on to work for the Central Maine Railroad and then as a clerk with the US Postal Service retiring after 33 years.

Reggie put the well-being of his family as his first priority and having a bit of the entrepreneurial spirit he worked with vending machines and for about ten years he and the boys managed their own chicken farm in China with over 33 thousand birds at a time. He would sometimes say he was a rich man but not necessarily in money.

Reggie was an avid big ball Ten Pin bowler participating in the Monday Morning League and was Secretary for the Wednesday Night League. Participating in tournaments brought out the best in him and his enthusiasm and good humor were always welcomed. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and his boys have fond memories of their Dad bringing them along and teaching them what he knew. He even let them drive the truck on the back roads as kids - much to Lil's chagrin. He was a huge Red Sox fan, as well as a fan of Patriots football.

Reggie will be remembered for so many fine qualities: a kind, patient and gentle man; hard working in his desire to go the extra effort in whatever he did in his work and for others; easy going and able to show that love is truly unconditional; a great father and a good husband.

Reggie is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lillian Vashon of Winslow; his four sons: Steven Vashon of Jackman; Daniel Vashon of Fairfield; Michael Vashon and his wife Samantha of Texas; Jeffrey Vashon of Arizona; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren with another on the way; his brother Roy Vashon and his wife Meredith of Benton; his sister Jeanne Giguere of Connecticut; as well as a large extended family. He was predeceased by his brother Raymond and his wife Pearl; his sister Floraine Cote and her husband Frederick; his sister Laurette Maheu and her husband Roland.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday June 23, 2017 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 110 Silver Street, Waterville with burial following in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove Street, Waterville. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

For those who wish, donations may be made in Reggie's name to: Corpus Christi Parish, 70 Pleasant Street, Waterville, ME 04901.