Raymond Cloutier, 74, of Arundel died on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he received the best possible care.. He was born, the youngest of nine, on May 1, 1943 to Joseph and Marie Cloutier in Biddeford. He was educated at local schools.
On October 3, 1970 he married Gertrude Sands at the Baptist Church In Saco.
He worked as a truck driver for Bugbee & Brown and Berwick Wire & Cable until they closed. He then went on to Cyro Industries in Sanford for 21 years and retired from there due to illness. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and 4 wheeling, sometimes taking off for rides with no destination in mind. His favorite thing to do was to camp up in the North Maine Woods, which he and Gert did a lot and for many years. They met a lot of good people over the years and have two special couples that they have kept in touch with. Ray was a fun loving guy that loved to joke and talk with everyone that stopped, the door was always open. He just loved life, even through his many years of illnesses.
He is preceded in death by 4 brothers, Gerard, Andre, Paul and Edward Cloutier; and 1 sister, Juliette Danforth.
Ray is survived by:
His loving wife of 47 years, Gertrude Cloutier of Arundel
3 daughters: Florence Dube of Biddeford
Charlene Couture and her husband Kevin of Springvale
Tammy Cloutier and her husband Chris of Kennebunk
1 son: Raymond Cloutier, Jr of Florida
3 sisters: Jeannette Vrenette of Old Orchard Beach
Doris Gervais of Saco
Jeannie Bruner of Saco
Several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also Tammy’s dog, Kiva, his furry granddaughter who visited and stayed over often.
There will be no services at his request. Donations in Ray’s name may be made to either the Animal Welfare Society, PO Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094 of to the National Kidney Foundation of Maine, 630 Congress St. PO Box 1134,
Portland, ME 04104. Arrangements by Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Animal Welfare Society
P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk ME 04094
National Kidney Foundation of Maine
630 Cogress St. PO Box 1134, Portland ME 04104