Birth Date: Sep. 04, 1926
Death Date: Feb. 22, 2014
Raymond Laverriere, 87, of Ocean Park died peacefully on Saturday, February 22, 2014, following a brief illness at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Biddeford on September 4, 1926, a son of Odilon and Lydia (Binette) Laverriere. He attended local schools.
He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII.
Raymond worked as a self-employed barber in Biddeford for 28 years. He then went on to become a driver for Community Action until his retirement at age 61.
He was a volunteer with the meals on wheels program. Raymond also drove for Ocean Pines and enjoyed singing there as well. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He will be remembered as a kind and generous man, always ready to lend a hand to anyone especially at Pinewood Manor, his home for 20 years. He was happiest when surrounded by family, especially his great-grandchildren. An avid Red Sox fan he was so fortunate to finally see them win 3 World Series. He will be greatly missed.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mildred, a sister Claire Laverriere, 4 brothers Robert, Roland, Guy & Conrad Laverriere and a son-in-law Armand Raymond.
Raymond is survived by:
3 daughters: Diane Raymond of Biddeford
Paula Fontaine and her husband Guy of Old Orchard Beach
Ann Boucher of Sinclair, ME
1 brother: Leo Laverriere and his wife Pauline of Biddeford
2 sisters: Paulette Caron and her husband Ronald of Shapleigh
Priscille Walton of Biddeford
3 sisters-in-law: Laurette, Yvette & Yolande Laverriere, all of Biddeford
7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews
His family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for taking such great care of him.
An 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at St. Margaretís Church in Old Orchard Beach. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Biddeford. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074 or American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311 or Maine Special Olympics Inc., 125 John Roberts Rd., #19, South Portland, ME 04106. Arrangements are being handled by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005.
Mary & Ed Ouellette
Ann, Diane, Paula & family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at thia time. Your dad always had a smile for everyone & the memories will always be with you.
Our sympathy to all of his family.our prayers are with all of you from the Sylvestre Family
Paula Camire Cunningham
Dear Diane, Paula, & Ann,
So sorry to hear about your father. I have happy memories of time spent with him; many, many years ago. He was always smiling & happy. I loved the picture. Hang in there,
~ Paula C.
Deepest Sympathy to the Laverriere family. My thoughts and prayers are with you
Cathy and Jimmy wall
SO SORRY TO ALL THE FAMILY MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL
Donald & Bettina Laverriere
Unfortunately, didn't know my 1st cousin very well, but, from the obituary, he sounded like a very nice person and very much loved by family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family at this time. May God be with you all.
Cousin Donald (my father was Herve) and Bettina
Donald & Bettina Laverriere
We are very sorry to hear of cousin Raymond's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with the family, God Bless,
Donald (my father is Herve) & Bettina
Susan & Carl Friedman
We are so sorry for your loss and he will be missed
ADRIEN & CLAUDETTE LAVERRIERE, SEBRING, FLORIDA
To the family of Raymond, Please accept our deepest sympathies. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Our prayers and thoughts to the Laverriere family.
My condolences to all of his family. I'm grateful to have known him since living in Pinewood. He was a wonderful neighbor, who, yes, always had a smile on his face, always a kind word to say. I miss him so very much.
Richard &Muriel Guay
Our sympathy to all the family . He always had a smile on his face , and great personality .will be miss by many
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