Juliette Gilbert Vear

WATERVILLE – Juliette Gilbert Vear, 94, passed away on May 14, 2022 at Woodlands Memory Care Center in Waterville. She was born on March 29, 1928 in Waterville to Emile and Aline (Marcoux) Gilbert.

Julie graduated in 1946 from Waterville High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Norman Vear, in 1948 and raised five children. She lived in Winslow most of her life. Julie worked at Scott Paper prior to her retirement in 1989. She was a member of the Corpus Christi Parish (formerly St. John the Baptist Church).

After her retirement, she and Norman spent 17 winters in Bradenton, Fla. She had many hobbies and especially enjoyed playing cards with her many friends and loving family. Julie was a much-loved wife, mother of five and “graggy” to her five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Julie leaves behind her husband of 74 years, Norman. She is survived by her five children, Norma Guess (Texas), Jim Vear (Florida), Larry and wife Shelly Vear, Janet and husband Matt Bruington (Virginia), and Michael and wife Jennifer Vear. She was also much loved by her grandchildren, Gretchen and Chris Farrar, Jessica Vear, Ericka and Charles Poppel, Chris and Aurora Vear, and Nicole and Arturo Sanchez; and great-grandchildren, Dean Beaudoin Poppell and Finnegan Jean Baptist Poppell. Julie was predeceased by her sister Lorraine Roy and is survived by her brother Leo Gilbert.

At her request, there will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Notre Dame Church, Silver Street in Waterville, on June 28 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the family plot in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Grove Street in Waterville. Services are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, http://www.VeilleuxFuneralHome.com

The family wishes to thank the staff at Woodlands Park Residence and Memory Care for their loving care of Julie.

In lieu of flowers,

donations may be made

in her memory to:

Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter and Services

19 Colby St.

Waterville ME 04901 or:

Corpus Christi Parish

17 South Garand St.

Waterville ME 04901

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