Methuen, MA — Carol (Lacasse) Veilleux, 80, of Methuen, passed away unexpectedly at her late residence on May 29, 2014. Carol was born in Methuen on January 14, 1934, to the late Leo and Mary (Harkins) Lacasse. She was a graduate of the Edward Searles High School, Class of 1951, State Teachers College at Lowell, Class of 1955, and received her master's at Salem State College, Class of 1960. While she attended college, Carol was a member of the Women Athletic Association and participated in intramural sports. Carol was a first grade teacher at the Searles Elementary School in Methuen for seven years. She raised all eight of her children in Andover, and was very active in her children’s lives and schooling. She enjoyed yearly family vacations at Seabrook Beach with her children and grandchildren.
Carol was the beloved wife for 52 years of Eugene Veilleux of Methuen. She was the devoted mother of Joseph Veilleux and his wife, Janice, of Cary, N.C., Joan Veilleux of Brownfield, Maine, Robert Veilleux and his wife, Kelly, of Brookline, N.H., John “Otis” Veilleux and his fiancée, Marybeth Bradley of Methuen, James Veilleux of Joppa, Md., Mary Crump and her husband, Jeff, of Wakefield, Steven Veilleux of Pacifica, Calif., and Julie Novak and her husband, Mark, of Framingham.; dear sister of Joan Lacasse S.N.D. of Ipswich.; and loving grandmother of Jacob, Nicholas, Sophia, Luke, Randy, Courtney, Shannon, Breanna, David, Katherine, Andrew, Sarah, Peter, James, Bodhi, Lily, Leo, and the late Abigail.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and guests are invited to call on Tuesday, June 3, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, June 4, at 11 a.m., at St. Monica’s Church, Methuen. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
For directions and her guest book, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Veilleux family.