Tag Archives: Bob Veillette

‘Locked-in’ stroke victim lived to serve others

NAUGATUCK — Bob Veillette of Naugatuck, whose devastating 2006 stroke left him mute and paralyzed but did not deter his drive to serve others, died Sept. 13 at Saint Mary’s…

Recitals open to music students

NAUGATUCK — The annual Bob Veillette Summer Piano Recitals are set for Aug. 21 at the Whittemore Library. The recitals were started by Veillette, a Naugatuck man and pianist, in…

New initiative to help borough man, spread hope

NAUGATUCK — “Take nothing for granted. Every day we have a choice. Choose what’s right in front of you. Choose joy. Choose faith. Choose hope.” Those words are Naugatuck resident…

Recitals carry on borough man’s legacy

NAUGATUCK — The 12th year of the Bob Veillette Summer Piano Recitals are set for Sept. 8 at the Whittemore Library. The recitals were started by Veillette, a Naugatuck man…

Runner competing in race to aid friend

NAUGATUCK — Former Naugatuck firefighter Tim Andrew is facing an uphill climb, yet again, to help a friend. Andrew, 63, is participating in the Mount Washington Road Race in New…

5K to raise funds for Naugatuck man

WATERBURY — The 10th annual Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk is Sept. 12 at Library Park at Grand and Meadow streets. The event, which includes a 5K running…

Engineers work to unlock syndrome

NAUGATUCK — Two California engineering professors and a graduate student visited the Naugatuck home of a paralyzed, mute man last week, trying to create a device that would allow him…

Working to unlock syndrome

College students developing technology in effort to help Naugatuck man Engineering students in California have spent the last three months trying to create a new way for a mute, paralyzed…

Runners brave weather for Veillette 5K

WATERBURY — High humidity and threats of thunderstorms did not deter runners and walkers Saturday morning from pounding Waterbury pavement in honor of a beloved musician and journalist. About 240…

5K to aid borough man

WATERBURY — The annual Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk is Saturday. The race was moved from its traditional Sunday afternoon start time in response to participants’ requests. The…