Victor Vincent Viering, II, 73, of Canton, Connecticut, beloved husband of Barbara (Molinari) died Monday, September 4, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury. He was born October 22, 1943 in Hartford, to the late Winfield Victor and Elaine (DeVoe) Viering. Victor graduated from Norwich University and served with distinction as a Captain of the U.S. Army during the war in Vietnam, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. In civilian life, Victor took pride in his work in restaurant management and as a postal service supervisor, and was an avid fan of UConn Women's Basketball. Victor's fondest memories were of time spent with family and friends at West Hill Pond. He frequently reminisced about growing up at the lake with his siblings and cousins, learning boating, swimming, and sailing. He greatly enjoyed attending, and later hosting, the family picnics and celebrations, and passing on his love of the outdoors and aquatics to his sons. Throughout his life, Victor was active in several community organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America with his three sons, marching in parades as a drummer with his local Shriner's lodge, supporting and participating in Jaycee, and Freemason events and was a member of the Gildo Consolini VFW post #3272 in Avon. He spent his retirement years in Florida by taking up golf and re-kindling his joy of sailing as a member of a local competitive remote-controlled sailing club.
Victor is survived by his wife Barbara and three sons, Scott, Robert, and Christopher; his brother, George; his sister-in-law Judy; and two granddaughters, Courtney and Christina. He was predeceased by his brother, Warren, and his sister-in-law, Carol.
Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike on Friday, September 8th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 9th. Burial with military honors will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your local scouting chapter or the Canton Historical Society at 11 Front Street, Canton Ct 06019.
Please visit Victor’s “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.