Alfred “Fred” Vigue

RICHMOND – Alfred “Fred” Vigue, 61, a resident of Richmond, died Feb. 7, 2021, at Alfond Center For Health in Augusta.

Fred was born in Augusta on Feb. 26, 1959, to Richard and Marie Vigue. He was educated in Augusta schools and attended Cony High School.

Fred started his working career with Brewer’s Dairy, but the majority of it was spent working at NRF Distributors, Inc., where he began his employment in October of 1985 and remained for 34 years until his retirement on April 17, 2019. He made many lifelong friends along his journey at NRF.

Fred enjoyed spending his summers in Jackman, where he would spend his time camping, four-wheeling, fishing, and telling tall tales of how the big one got away. He liked to spend time sitting around the campfire and making up stories to keep everyone entertained. His greatest love was being a father, but being a grandfather meant the world to him. Spending time with his grandkids, Sophie and Freddy, always put a smile on his face.

Fred was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, brother-in-law, and uncle. He was a friend to all who he met and made a difference in everyone’s life that he encountered.

He was predeceased by his father, Richard Vigue, his oldest brother, Richard (Rit) Vigue, and many other family members that meant the world to him.

Fred is survived by his wife of 37 years, Emily Vigue, of Richmond; two daughters, Renea Vigue and granddaughter, Sophie Vigue, of Richmond and Jenny Vigue and her partner, Bo Stiles with his grandson Freddy Stiles, of Chelsea; his mother, Marie Vigue, of Chelsea; his brother, Rodney Vigue, of Richmond; and his sister, April Knox, of Chelsea; as well as countless nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend visiting hours from 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 12, at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner. A private family funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, after which all are welcome to join us in celebrating his life at the American Legion Post #205, Eastern Ave. (Route 17), Augusta.

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