Marcel Raymond

TOGUS – Marcel L. Raymond, 83, formerly of Lewiston passed away peacefully Monday April 13th after a long illness with his loving family by his side at the VA Regional Medical Center, Hospice. He was born in Lewiston, September 9, 1931, the son of Alexandre I. and Leda (Tancrel) Raymond. Marcel attended schools in Lewiston and later graduated from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and also served his country in Germany. After his military service, he continued his education graduating from the University of Ottawa with a Master’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in French. He then relocated to Worcester, Massachusetts where he was active in the following organizations, the French Institute, , the Harmony Club, 3rd Order of Benedictins, and was a life member of the DAV of Worcester, he also established the French Resource Center, “Chez Marcel”. Marcel was also a well known radio personality on L’Heure Francais on WCUW Worcester Public Radio for twenty five years. Marcel made his home in Worcester for 40 years until he relocated to Lewiston in 2010 to be close to his family. During his stay in Lewiston he endowed a scholarship, the Marcel Raymond Scholarship for French Studies at the University of Maine in Augusta. He also donated his French resource material to UMA. Survivors include two brothers, Gerard Raymond and wife Patricia of Lewiston, Bob Raymond and wife Anita of Old Orchard Beach; two sisters, Therese Royer and husband Roger of Harpswell, and Madeleine Raymond of Lewiston; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Tancrel of Hooksett, NH., and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Laurel. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers. Com RAYMOND died in Togus April 13th, Mr. Marcel L. Raymond age 83 years of Lewiston. A Mass of Christian Burial honoring Marcels’s life will be celebrated MONDAY 11:00AM April 20th in the upper church of Sts. Peter and Paul. Committal prayers to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery concluding with military honors.Private burial will be held later at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta. Memorial donations in Marcel’s memory may be made to the Marcel L. Raymond Scholarship for French Studies at UMA 46 University Dr., Augusta, ME 04330 or Family and friends are invited to visit Sunday 2-4 & 7-9PM at the PINETTE DILLINGHAM & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023

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Raymond LaRoche

Raymond “Ray” Ovila LaRoche died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at his home in Hudson, N.H. He was born April 18, 1930, in Nashua, N.H., the son of Romeo LaRoche and Lillian (Constance) LaRoche. Ray was raised in Nashua and attended the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Upon graduation from UNH, Ray became a career officer in the United States Army and was initially stationed in San Francisco, Calif. He was a French …

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Raymond McGuire

Raymond J. (Ray) McGuire, 85, of Brooks, passed away March 20, 2015, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. Ray was born Sept. 3, 1929, in Lexington, Mass., son of Charles and Dorothy (Roach) McGuire. Ray founded the Military History Bookshop in Boston 50 years ago, and moved it to Maine in 1987. Together with his wife Andrea, he specialized in rare and out-of-print books with subjects relating to military, …

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