Melbourne, FL — Wilfred V. Valliere, 90, of Melbourne, Fla., beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully, October 24, 2013, at home with family by his side. Born in Lawrence, Mass., October 24, 1923, “Bill” raised his family and co-owned Forest Park Distributing Co. for 30 years with his loving wife of 62 years, Agnes, in Springfield, Mass. After her passing in 2010, he moved to Melbourne, Fla., to be closer to family. He was an active participant in civil rights causes, community improvement, and many charitable causes. Wherever Bill lived, he tried his best to leave his little corner of the world a better place.
He is survived by his children, Susan Reed of Deale, Md., Bill Valliere of Odessa, Fla., Nancy Valliere of New Hampshire, Carol Payne of Las Vegas, Nev., Mark Valliere of Irving, Texas, and Elise Wagner of Melbourne, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his brother, Paul, of Methuen, Mass. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lionel, Gerald, and Bernie.
ARRANGEMENTS: At Bill’s request, there will be no services. The family requests any donations made in his memory be made to a Hospice of your choice, the Alzheimer’s Association, 264 Cottage St., Springfield, MA 01104 or Open Pantry of Springfield, MA, P.O. Box 5127, Springfield, MA 01101-5127. Please share memories and sign Bill’s guestbook at www.beachfuneralhome.com or www.byronkeenanfuneralhome.com.