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Joseph R. Viens
PUTNAM — Joseph “Bob” R. Viens, 91, died peacefully Sept. 14, 2022, at Day Kimball Hospital. Born in Putnam he was the son of the late Joseph D. and Diana (Martel) Viens. He was the husband of 54 years to the late Marguerite (Guimont) Viens whom he missed every day since her passing. Consolation comes in the fact that they are now reunited.
He graduated from Assumption Preparatory School in Worcester and received his bachelor’s from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1955.
Mr. Viens was the owner and head pharmacist at Viens’ Pharmacy in Putnam for many years. He dedicated most of his life to practicing pharmacy.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Cargill Council #64 in Putnam and the Kappa Psi pharmaceutical fraternity.
 Joseph enjoyed woodworking, restoring old homes and cars, and working in his yard.
He leaves his children, Celeste Frappier (Charles) of Thompson, Collette Viens of Tolland, Marieanne Viens and Sean Cristofori of Putnam, Melanie Rovero (Ricardo) of Thompson, Robert Viens (Maria) of Thompson; his grandchildren, Celine Viens, Aaron Dalpe, Dominic Rovero, Mitchell Cristofori, Cristano Rovero, Angelo Rovero, Alexander Viens, and Alexander Cristofori; his great granddaughter, Lilliana Aliceas; brothers, Maurice Viens of Tennessee and Rene Viens of Thompson. He was predeceased by his sister Dorothy Graveline.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 22 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, Putnam. Burial will be private.
Donations: local animal shelter of your choice. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.


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