Reginald Raymond (1930—2017)

MADAWASKA, Maine — Reginald Raymond, 87, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2017, at a Fort Kent health care facility. He was born in Madawaska on January 19, 1930, son of the late Henry Sr., and Regina (Bernard) Raymond.

Reginald served four years in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 147 of Madawaska. After his return home from the Army, he met his wife Mildred and began his family.

Reginald was a Scout Master for troop 190 for many years. He was a communicant of St. Thomas Church and 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. His greatest achievement was his family. He loved and adored spending time with his children, grandchildren, and extended family.

He is survived by eight children, Norma Cushing and her husband Alan of Madawaska, Susan Raymond of Madawaska, Jackie Beaulieu and her husband Yvon of Green River, NB, Cecile Raymond of Edmundston, Reginald Raymond, Jr. of Edmond, OK, Kenneth Raymond and his wife Brenda of Wilton, Helen Hebert and her husband Steve of Madawaska, Sharon Raymond of Caribou; nineteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; five siblings, Albert Raymond and his wife Lorraine of Illinois, Chris Raymond and his wife Leila of Florida, Lorraine Ducas of Edmundston, Geraldine Pelletier and her husband Raymond of Sanford, Gerald Raymond of Madawaska; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Mildred in December of 2015; his four siblings, Henry Raymond, Jr., Lionel Raymond, Mary Jane Levesque, Reno Raymond.

A Mass of Christian Burial and a Celebration of Life was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Family and friends called at Lajoie Funeral Home from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. on Saturday before the Service. Interment was held in the Parish Cemetery immediately following the service. Contributions in Reginald’s memory may be made to the Madawaska Scout Troop 190, C/O Peggy Ruest, 238 Lavoie Ave., Madawaska, ME 04756.

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