Oscar Maillet, 91, of Avon and Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada, died at home with his loving family by his side on Saturday, March 31, 2018. He was born December 9, 1926 and raised in St. Maurice, N.B., Canada. He was the son of the late Firmin and Elise (Cormier) Maillet. Oscar married the former Ida Poirier on September 14, 1948 in Dieppe, N.B., Canada and relocated to Hartford in 1949. They moved to Avon in 1955. Oscar was a builder and developed Birch Ridge and Maillet Lane in New Hartford and built homes in the Avon, Canton and Simsbury area until 1982 when an accident ended his career. Oscar was a communicant of St. Ann Church in Avon. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Pius XII Council 4376 and past Grand Knight. Oscar attended many retreats at the lmmaculata Retreat House in Willimantic and the Holy Family Retreat House in Farmington. He was a member of LaRencontre, belonged to the Avon Senior Center and was a member of the United Ostomy Association. Oscar enjoyed spending his summers in Bouctouche, N.B., Canada and fishing and hunting.
Oscar is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ida; two sons; Claude Maillet and his wife Karen of Vernon and Ronald Maillet and his wife Christina of Canton and Old Lyme; and a daughter Mrs. John (Francine) Ahrens of Winsted. He is also survived by six grandchildren who knew him as Grandpa and Pepere, Mrs. Patrick Friday (May Ahrens), Benjamin and Sheryl Ahrens; William and Kimberly Ahrens, Leonard and Michelle Maillet, Paul Maillet, and Raquel Lonabaugh and 10 great grandchildren. Oscar was predeceased by a daughter in 2009, Janice of Avon, widow of the late William Lonabaugh. He was also predeceased by five brothers: Martin, Leondre and Tilmon formerly from Moncton, N.B., Canada, Alcide formerly of South Windsor, CT and Ivan formerly of West Palm Beach, FL and three sisters Madeleine Maillet formerly of Dieppe, N.B., Canada, Rita Richard formerly of Rogersville, N.B., Canada, and Lea Cormier of Moncton, N.B. Oscar also leaves many nieces and nephews throughout Canada and the United States.
Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton between the hours of 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 4th. Funeral will be at 10:30 am on Thursday, April 5th, at St. Ann Church, 289 Arch Road in Avon. Interment will be at St. Ann's Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to ORTV (Office of Radio & Television), in support of the daily television Mass, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, Connecticut 06712-1052 or donations in his memory to St. Ann's Church, 289 Arch Rd., Avon, CT 06001. Please visit Oscar’s “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.