Raymond J. Proulx

Birth Date: Dec. 22, 1942

Death Date: May 31, 2012

Raymond J. Proulx, 69 of Biddeford died suddenly Thursday afternoon, May 31, 2012 at Southern Maine Medical Center, a result of a stroke. He was born in Lowell, MA on December 22, 1942 a son of Raymond J. and Marie E. Lessard Proulx. He was educated in Westford, MA schools graduating from Westford Academy in 1960.

Mr. Proulx served with the US Army during the Viet Nam War era.

On October 6, 2007 he married JoAnn Langley Boislard in Biddeford.

As a young man he worked in his aunt Lillian and uncle Louis Fontaineís market in Westford, MA. He then worked over 20 years with the Prudential Insurance Co. and John Hancock Insurance Co. He last worked 13 years with the Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Kennebunk. In retirement he worked for the Biddeford School Department.

Raymond was a member of the York County Veterans Alliance in Biddeford and the Biddeford Eagles. He enjoyed fishing, camping, riding his motorcycle and helping family with their projects.

Surviving are:

His wife of Biddeford

3 sons: Gerald L. Proulx & his wife Diane of Billerica, MA
Kevin R. Proulx & his wife Sherry of Chelmsford, MA
Raymond J. Proulx, III & his wife Jessica of Kennebunk
1 daughter: Nichole R. Proulx-King & husband Kraig of Old Town

1 step-son: Jason Boislard of Biddeford
2 step-daughters: Crystal Boislard of Buxton
Amanda Davis & her husband Jason of Bowdoinham

1 brother: Steven Henry & his wife MaryAnn of Olmstead, KY

4 sisters: Maureen Henry Tessier of Nashua, NH
Janice Henry Mistler & husband Allan of Gilmanton, NH
Elaine Henry Belkas & husband Paul of Danville, NH
Lorraine Henry Bernstein & husband William of Lake Waccaman, NC

15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews

There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012 at St. Joseph Church of the Good Shepherd Parish in Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. Memorial donations in Raymondís name may be made to the Warrior Legacy Foundation, P.O. Box 1181, Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.



Lynn Hurley
I send my deepest condolences to Ray's family. His family was everything to him. I had the privilege to work with Ray and it was always a pleasure. He will be missed.

Jennifer (Orio) Lindgren
You'll be missed dearly by a lot of loved ones and friends, but I know that I'll see you again someday. Thank you for the memories that will live in my heart always. It's my hope that my Dad was there to meet you when you reached Heaven. God bless you Uncle Ray. Lord, please help his loved ones find comfort through this difficult time. Amen.

Robert (Bob) Picone
I send my deepest condolences to Ray's family. His family was everything to him. I had the privilege to work with Ray and it was always a pleasure.

Jeanne Valliere Gall
JoAnn and family, please accept my sympathies and prayers for your loss. May love and memories ease your pain and grief. -Jeannie

Jeannine Labrecque
Joan. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Ray's passing.He was a wonderful person. God be with you at this difficult time.

Karen Forbes
I was sad to hear the news about Ray. I knew him for several years, he always has a smile and somethings nice to say. I will miss him. My prayers goes with all his family at this time. May God bless all of you.

Sue Richardson
Kevin, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please know our family's thoughts are with you.

Cousin Claire
My sisters and I spend many happy summers at Aunt Lillians ,Ray showed us how to row,swim,fish.Unfortunatly we lost touch as we got older but we never forgot him.Condolances to all his family3

madeleine goulet
What a great guy Ray was. He was always so positive in our school and loved talking about his family. I will miss his smile. So sorry for your loss.

Sarah-Jane Poli
My deepest sympathy to the Proulx family. Ray was a wonderful man and he will be deeply missed . I always enjoyed our conversations through out the years.

Lucille Gilchrest
Have known Ray for a number of years, however haven't been in touch since before his first wife Doris died. Sending condolences to his boys, who I watched grow up in Nashua, NH.
Wish we were still in touch.

Uncle Paul & Aunt Peachy
Dear Jerry & Kevin,
Please accept our deepest sympahy over the loss of your father. i did not lose an ex-brother-in-law, i lose a very loveing and carinng brother-in-law. i will always remember dancing with him every Saturday night at the night club we all frequented. Sure going to miss him. May God Bless him and may God Bless America.
Bunches of Love & Kisses,
Uncle Paul & Aunt Peachy

Sylvia (Whitten)Burke
My deepest condolences to the Proulx family. Although I never had the chance to know Ray well, I know his mother (my cousin) is welcoming him home. He is in my prayers.

Carole Tessier
Didn't know Ray really well but always enjoyed seeing him anytime he was at Maureen's. Glad I got to spend some time with him at Maureen's birthday party last year. My condolences to all his family.

Vic Dorais
I am so sorry about Your loss. Ray was a very good man. I worked with Ray @ Prudential Ins, Co. He was a very hard worked and always wanted the best for everyone. Being a brother Viet Nam Vet I understodd his feelings and emotions and it was very easy to get along with him. I'm sure he is in God's hands now. My condolences to the family, may God help you through this time of grief.

Theresa Lagasse
I am so sorry for the death of your father- husband, he was a great guy.

I will miss your kindness and your smile. I am sad to know that I will not be seeing you again in this life but will see you again in the next, and I look forward to it. I love you and will miss you dearly.

Steve & Debbie (Cee) Charron
We were stunned and so sorry to hear of Rays passing. We pray that your wonderful memories with Ray will bring you some comfort in the times you miss him the most. He was a wonderful person and will surely be missed by all who knew him. Our sincere condolences to all of the family.

Pam Payeur
I have fond memories of the Little League years with our kids. Ray was such a kind man. I never knew he was a veteran. I can't thank Ray and his family enough for thinking of our brave wounded servicemembers, and being so generous in honoring his service and memory during such a difficult time. Please accept Team Wounded Heroes' deepest gratitude and sympathy for your loss.

I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Ray from Biddeford High School and enjoyed talking with him almost every day. He was always so positive and kind and really connected with people. I will miss his stories about his life and family, and his genuine interest in mine. I will miss his friendship.

Rebecca (Orio) Leuer
You will be missed Uncle Ray. It saddens me to know that I wasn't able to know you better, but am grateful to have the memories. May your loved ones find peace through this loss.

So sorry for your loss. Only knew Ray a short time from the schools system but he was a very nice man. He will be missed there.
Condolences to all of his family.


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