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Eugene L Vieta Sr.
February 11, 1936 ~ July 19, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Eugene (Gene) L. Vieta Sr. (87) of Oakland, Maine passed away on July 19, 2023, surrounded by family members.
He was born on February 11, 1936 in Oakland to Louis J. Vieta and Violet Watson. He attended school in Oakland, joined the Army in 1954, and served honorably in Korea. In 1958, he married the love of his life Iris (Snow) Vieta. Gene was an accomplished truck driver and spent many years working at Dead River Company as an oil and propane delivery driver. He spent his retirement years camping with his friends at Cowan’s Cove in Greenville on Moosehead Lake.
Gene is survived by his five children, Penelope French, Robin Sweet and husband Randolph, Kim Goodwin and husband James, Eugene Jr. and wife Angela, and Jeff. He is also survived by his grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Tracy Swift, Randi and James Goodwin, Jamie Goodwin, Michael and Stacie Poulin, Raheem, Arianna, Alea and Jasmine Goodwin, Sara Gosselin, Jeremy and Emma Vieta, Jace Bouchard, Rachel Vieta and Julia Shores. He is also the proud great-grandfather of Kate, Lena, Cece, and River Swift, James and Elijah Goodwin, Gabriel Bernier, Laylani Goodwin, Ally Gosselin, Noah and Ashlyn Vieta, Alexander Austin, Hannah Spear, and Blake and Olivia Bouchard. Gene is also survived by his sisters Kathleen Briggs and husband Bruce, and Earleen McDonald, and brother Leon Norton and wife Debbie. He is predeceased by his wife Iris, his father Louis, his mother Violet, his sister Patricia (Vieta) Kenney and his son-in-law Randall French. He also has many nieces, nephews and cousins, and many dear friends.
Gene, or Dad as we like to call him, was an amazing father. He always put his children first and we knew how much he loved us all. Fun trips to the Skowhegan Fair each summer are memories we will always cherish. Or Sunday trips to Smiley’s Ice Cream in the summer with all five kids pushing on the front seats of the car as Dad pretended that he just couldn’t get the car up Clinton Avenue hill without our help. He was famous for his amazing smile; a smile that would melt your heart and have you smiling right back at him. We all loved our Dad so much. Losing him is so painful, but knowing that he is no longer suffering dulls the pain. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 Our comfort is found in the knowledge that Dad is rejoicing in heaven.
A military service will be held at the Maine Veteran’s Cemetery in Augusta on August 18th at 12:00 pm.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To leave a condolence for the family and to view the online obituary, please visit www.gibersonfuneralhome.com