Verly Rossignol (1926—2017)

SAN MARCOS, Calif. and FORT KENT, Maine — Verly Rossignol, wife of the late Villa Rossignol, passed away in San Marcos, California, on December 31, 2017, after a short illness. She was 91 years young. Verly was born to Laura Cyr and Alphee Daigle on July 12, 1926, in Fort Kent. She married Villa in 1950, and they were blessed to celebrate 60 years of marriage. They had four daughters and one son.

In 1965, the Rossignols built and then operated a restaurant in Frenchville, Maine, originally known as “Northern Lights”, which still operates today as “Dolly’s Restaurant”. In 1968, the Rossignols relocated to California, where Verly became employed by Dumont Aviation and Villa worked for Farmers Insurance. In 1975, Verly and Villa started a weekly prayer meeting and non-denominational Bible study at Saint Pancratius Catholic Church, which they conducted for 25 years. They also were regular volunteers during this time at the studios of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

Verly was a devoted mother whose children will always remember as an exceptional parent. She loved to sing and dance, and to celebrate life! Verly became an accomplished artist in oil painting. In every way, she enjoyed her grandchildren immensely. Her three cats were also a joy to her.

Verly’s love of God’s Word was a life priority and she read the Bible daily, memorizing Scripture. She never met a stranger, and sparkled with the love of Jesus, sharing His message of salvation to everyone she could.

Verly is survived by her sister, Maureen Roy of Fort Kent; and by her five children, five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter: daughter, Debbie and husband, Pat McConnell of San Marcos, CA., daughter, Donna Roy and her son, David Roy of Fort Kent, daughter, Kathie and husband, John Ferraro and their daughter, Laura of Victorville, CA., daughter, Elaine and husband, Gerry McGuire of Arden, NC; son, David and wife, Val Rossignol of Fort Kent, and their children, Matthew Rossignol of New Jersey, Steve Rossignol of Los Angeles, and Katie Rose Rossignol of Portland. Ella Rose was born to Matthew and his wife, Ilona, in 2016, and Verly enjoyed visiting her great-granddaughter on Facetime.

A family reunion has been planned by the Rossignols in February, and will now be a celebration of Verly’s life. She will join her husband’s resting place at Mission San Luis Rey, in California.

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated for: Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92027.

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