Raymond Henri Girouard, 94, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Pine Point Nursing Home. He was born May 31, 1922 in Biddeford, the youngest of four children of Napoleon and Georgianna (Armstrong) Girouard and was educated locally, graduating from St. Louis High School in the Class of 1940.
Raymond served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On September 23, 1944, he married Laurette Anne Lambert in St. Andre’s Church in Biddeford.
A career welder, he had worked at Bath Iron Works before the war; returning home he was employed with the Saco Lowell Shops until 1952 when he began his 29 years at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, retiring in 1981.
He was an accomplished and creative carpenter and painter, producing many elaborate wood carvings turnings and paintings.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Paul Girouard, and two sisters: Mrs. Jerome, (Annette) Gagne and Mrs. Arthur (Gabrielle) Lessard.
He is survived by:
Laurette Girouard, his wife of 72 years, of Saco
A son Donald E. Girouard and his wife Joan of Saco
2 grandchildren: Bonny McCallum and her husband Patrick of Biddeford
Scott Girouard of Saco and his companion Lauren Jordan of Portland
5 great grandchildren:
Emily Plourd and her companion Travis Sylvain of Saco
Ana Girouard of Kennebunk
Chelsea McCallum and her companion Josh Lavigne
Joshua and Lauren McCallum all of Biddeford
Several nieces and nephews
Visiting Hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Raymond’s memory may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Charitable donations may be made to:
383 US Route 1 Suite 2c, Scarborough ME 04074