Joseph P. Vigue, 67 of Burlington, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday March 20, 2022. He was the husband of Sandra (Drawec) Vigue, with whom he shared 44 years of love, laughter and life adventures.
Born on October 28, 1954, Joseph was one of six children to the late Joseph and Rose (Serge) Vigue. Raised and educated in Burlington, he attended Lewis Mills High School, and at the age of 18 began his career at General Electric, from where he retired after 37 years of dedicated employment in 2008. A master carpenter and talented builder, Joe was the go-to guy for renovating and repairing literally anything. He proudly rebuilt his childhood home that his father built for the future generations of his family to enjoy, and has left his mark in the homes and in the hearts of so many. A lover of camping, he was a well- known and much loved legend at Strawberry Park where he spent most of his free time enjoying the many outdoor activities of camp life, including horseshoes, fishing, disc golf, card games, corn hole and fireside beers. Full of life and the life of the party, he was the first on the dance floor and the last one to leave and was known to “share” his love for music by playing it loud and often. Above all, Grampa Joe was a proud Papa, who shared a special bond with his grandchildren, relishing in every moment that he shared with them. He will be missed beyond words, leaving a legacy of love and many cherished memories.
In addition to his wife Sandy, he leaves his children, Michael and his wife Sophia of Harwinton and Holly Blanchette and her husband Ryan of Burlington; his two adored grandchildren Connor and Keira; his brothers Robert (Jill) Vigue and John (Jackie) Vigue; his sisters, Carol Svetz, Elaine Picard, and Deborah (Jim) Singleton; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, Joe may be remembered with contributions to the Hospice of Bristol Hospital, 32 Valley St. Suite D, Bristol CT 06010; in appreciation for their kindness and compassion.
Family and friends may gather in celebration of Joe’s life on Friday, March 25, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville. Words of remembrance will be shared at 7:00 p.m. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit Joe’s tribute page at www.PlainvillleFuneralHome.com
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