LAKELAND - Francis "Peter" Bijolle passed away on August 15, 2013 of pneumonia following coronary and respiratory complications; he was 83.
He was born in St. Johnsbury, VT, on May 31, 1930, to Peter Bijolle and Carrie Sanborn Bijolle. He attended St. Johnsbury schools, then entered the U.S. Air Force
. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant after serving 4 years. He retired from Drake Bakeries in 1993 and moved to Lakeland, Florida, in 1994. He was a member of Shepherd Road Presbyterian Church.
He was predeceased by his wife of 32 years, Vilma McKee Bijolle. He is survived by his two sons, David Bijolle of Manchester, NH, and Michael Bijolle of Littleton, NH; his 3 stepdaughters, Ellen Townsend of Reno, NV, Brenda Yeager of Manchester, VT, and Cheryl Fanning of Frederick, MD. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Shepherd Road Presbyterian Church, 1217 Shepherd Road, Lakeland, FL, on September 28, 2013 at 11 a.m.