Robert E. Valyou, Sr., 89, of Avon, beloved husband of Margaret M. (Smith) Valyou, passed away Wednesday, (October 29, 2003) at New Britain General Hospital. Born in Lowell, MA, February 14, 1914, son of the late Israel and Lena (Harper) Valyou. Prior to retiring in 1979, he was a planner for General Electric in Lynn, MA, for 45 years. He was a 50 year member of the Thomas Talbot Lodge AF & AM in Billerica, MA. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Carol A. Marshall of Farmington; his son, Robert E. Valyou, Jr., of Orlando, FL; five grandchildren, April Valyou of Orlando, FL, Deborah Valyou of Orlando, FL, Cheryl Floeser of Farmington, Susan Chase of Farmington, Sandra Gagnon of Burlington; six great grandchildren, Autumn Chase, Nyla Chase, Marshall Callis, Noah Floeser, Rowdy Gagnon and Nicole Gagnon. Masonic Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. in the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rte. 4, Unionville followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. Published in the Hartford Courant on 10/30/2003.