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SCARBOROUGH — Rudolph L. “Rudy” Violette, 84, died Sept. 12 at Maine Medical Center following a long illness.
On April 18, 1926, he was born in Lisbon Center, the son of Reuben A. and Clara A. Belanger Violette, and attended local schools.
After he graduated from Lisbon High School in 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on board the USS North Carolina during World War II.
Upon returning from the war, he attended the University of Maine at Orono, where he earned a degree in civil engineering.
On April 28, 1951, he married Veronica A. Gerlek in Lisbon.
For nearly 30 years he ran Haskell & Hall until his retirement in 1994.
He was a founding member of the Town & Country Credit Union.
In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf, playing his harmonica and guitar, dancing, and going to the theater.
He was predeceased by his wife Veronica on March 15, 1996, and a brother Silvio E. Violette.
Survivors include a sister, Beulah R. O’Bryant, of Hollis, N.H., a special friend, Constance Doboga of Lisbon; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held earlier this week.
Arrangements are by Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 1024 Broadway, South Portland.