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Wesley "Bay" Valyou

May 26, 1930 — May 15, 2016

Obituary of Wesley Valyou


Essex - Wesley "Bay" Benjamin Valyou, 85, died peacefully Sunday morning, May 15, 2016 with his loving family by his side.

Wesley was born on May 26, 1930 in South Burlington, the youngest son of Edward and Clarice Valyou.

On July 23rd, 1951 he married Faith Duby.

He had worked for the VT Heating and Ventilating Co. for over 48 years, retiring in 1997. In 1999, he suffered a stroke and never regained his speech, but continued on with gestures and "Hey".

Bay loved the outdoors and hunting and fishing with his boys. He and Faith enjoyed camping and visited 49 states.

He enjoyed bowling and wood crafting.

Before moving to Essex, he lived for 17 years in Fairfax and over 22 years in Milton.

Wes is survived by his loving wife of over 64 years, and caregiver, Faith, his favorite and only daughter Debra Atherton & her husband Garry of Richford, Tim Valyou & his wife Cindy of Milton, Mike Valyou & his wife Denise of Georgia, Jody Valyou & his wife Cindy of Milton, Jonathon Valyou of Georgia, Todd Valyou of Essex, Corey Valyou & his wife Heather of Westford and David Valyou of Milton. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 10 greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law Lisa in 2015 and all of his brothers and sisters.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday May 19, 2016 from 4-7pm, with services at 7pm by Fr. John Feltz, in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery at the convenience of the family. For those who wish memorials may be made to either the VNA 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446 or the VT Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Road, Williston, VT 05495.

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