Love and memories last forever...
  • 84 years old
  • Born on May 28, 1931 .
  • Passed away on April 29, 2016 .

Rene Viens, 84, of Clarksboro, passed away peacefully, Friday, April 29, 2016 at home surrounded by his family.

Rene was born May 28, 1931 in Pawtucket, RI to Harry and Eva Viens, the youngest of eight children. On November 3, 1951, he married the former Helen Wacker in St. Patrick’s Church, Woodbury. He retired from PSE&G in 2000. He was an avid amateur artist and member of the Gloucester County Art League. He was also a devoted saltwater fisherman.

In addition to his loving wife Helen, he is survived by two sons, Michael (Becky) and Mickey, a daughter, Cathy (Bruce), five grandchildren, Alex, Allison, Amanda, Brian and Jeffrey, and four great grandchildren, Alyssa, Jackson, Jonathan and Riley.

Viewing Wed. May 4, 2016 from 8:30-10:15 am at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am. Interment Eglington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John of God Community Services, 1145 Delsea Dr., Westville, NJ 08093.

A special thank you to the Heartland Hospice and Always Best Care for their loving care and support.

Posted by Wayne Uhland on April 29, 2019
Uncle Rene is very much remembered and truly missed He will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. I hope he is fishing in the hereafter and catching a big one... Your Califirnia Family, Wayne,Mary & Michelle
Posted by Don Wacker on May 28, 2016
I wish my dear Uncle Rene a Happy Birthday. I miss him very much. He always was there for me, and my two brothers Billy and especially Micky whom he raised as his own son. I shall never forget his kindness, his strength of character and the love he had for my Aunt Helen who I call Mom. Uncle Rene was like a Dad to me and when my own Dad died, I started to call him Dad. I miss you Dad, and think of you everyday. May the Perpetual Light shine upon you always. With much love, Donnie
Posted by John Holdcraft on May 4, 2016
Helen I will always remember Rene with his great smile. The times I shared with the Viens family have always been good memories. There are no words that can comfort you or Mike Mickie or Cathy, except that Rene is with the lord and he is smiling down on all of us. I pray that you will heal quickly and the happy times find there way back. Mike I'm thinking of you. John
Posted by Lori Ritz on May 3, 2016
Our hearts go out to your entire family. We are praying for you; for strength, and inner peace. A lifetime of love leaves a lifetime of memories. We pray you can hold your memories close to your heart; they ARE your gifts from God. We are here for you, just a phone call away.
Posted by John Montgomery on May 2, 2016
Cathy, Bruce and Family we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are here for you .Remember all the good times to keep you going. Love Pat and John
Posted by Heather Colon on May 1, 2016
So sorry Allison and Cathy for the loss of your pop pop and father! He was a nice man! My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family
Posted by Wayne Uhland on May 1, 2016
So sorry to have to say Goodbye to a Great Uncle, Rene was a tremendous gentlemen and we were all very proud to have him in our family. I'll especially miss our fishing expeditions (trips) on the Atlantic, with Mike at the helm and Uncle Rene putting bait on the hooks for the rest of us to fish when we vacationed in Ocean City. Aunt Helen and to the rest of the family our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always .... From California with Love, Wayne, Mary & Michelle
Posted by Don Wacker on May 1, 2016
I cannot find the words that would convey my love for you, may dear Uncle Rennie. Truly you were a giant of man. Never one to back down when you thought you were right. And the love you shared with Mom,it was a shining light in a time when darkness seemed to be all around. I will miss your love, your great kindness to me and my brothers, and how you allowed me to share in the love of both you and Mom. Rest now and enjoy the greatest of God in His Heaven. I shall always love you for as long I as Ilive.

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