Louis B. Vezina, 70, of Norwood, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014, peacefully in his sleep after battling cancer.
Louis was born on July 10, 1943, in Massena, son of the late Louis H. and Mabel Besaw Vezina.
Louis was a loving husband, father and friend to all. He retired from the U.S Postal Service in 2003, after 36 years of service.
He was an avid musician, lover of animals, and a great humanitarian. His passion for music touched the lives of many, and his guitar legacy will live on in his protege, and honorary family member William (Tracer) Tracy of Massena, and his musically gifted grandson, Phoenix Grayson McClure of Malone.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rita Vezina; his four children, Robert Vezina (Barbara) of Norwood, Tammy Armani (James) of Franklinton, NC, Kathy Patterson (Jeffrey) of Malone, and Karen Bacon (Louis Calvin) of Burlington, NC; his sister Barbara Lopez, of West Springfield, MA; and seven grandchildren, John, Cassidy, Orion, Sienna, Phoenix, Isadora and Zoey.
He was preceded in his death by his parents, Louis and Mabel Vezina of Massena.
In accordance with Louis's wishes, no formal wake or funeral will be held. However a celebration of life party will be held in his honor in the summer of 2014. Details will be provided by the family when arrangements are made.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where memories and condolences may be shared online at www.donaldsonfh.com.