Alphonse E. Vigeant, 93
NORTH OXFORD – Alphonse E. “Pepere” Vigeant, 93, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in his home. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Cecile L. (Gadbois) Vigeant, who died in 1993.
He is survived by two children, Donald J. Vigeant and his wife Linda of Oxford, and Cecile M. Vigeant of Worcester; a brother, Robert Vigeant of Florida; three grandchildren, Joseph Vigeant and his wife Laura, James Vigeant and his wife Joey, and Michael Vigeant and his wife Susan, with whom he lived; 4 great grandchildren, Caitlin, Natalie, Joseph Jr., and Danielle; and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by three brothers, Gerald Vigeant, Lucien Vigeant, and Arthur Vigeant; and two sisters, Sister Florence Vigeant and Theresa Durocher.
He was born in Worcester, the son of the late Arthur and Aurore (Guertin) Vigeant, and lived in Worcester before moving to North Oxford in 1954. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Vigeant worked at Wright Line in Worcester for 30 years, where he was known as “Frenchy” and retired in 1985. He was a member, lector, and Eucharistic minister at St. Ann’s Church in North Oxford for many years. Al was a member of the Father Dennis J. Rocheford Knights of Columbus Council 4241 in North Oxford, and St. Jean Baptiste. He was a member of the American Legion Post 58 in Oxford and the Oxford Memorial Honor Guard.
A funeral will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013, from Paradis Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church, 652 Main St., North Oxford. Military burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester. Calling hours are Friday, March 22, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Oxford Memorial Honor Guard participating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann’s Church, P.O. Box 488, North Oxford, MA 01537, or to the N.J.R.O.T.C., c/o Oxford High School, 495 Main St., Oxford, MA 01540. www.paradisfuneralhome.com