Raymond Lemieux Sr., 88
Raymond A. Lemieux, Sr., 88, of Mattapoisett passed away unexpectedly at home Sunday, December 3, 2017. He was the husband of the late Claire (Fleurent) Lemieux.
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Olivier and Cecile (Doucette) Lemieux, he lived in Mattapoisett for most of his life.
He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War period.
Mr. Lemieux was a man of routine and enjoyed 7 a.m. coffee with the boys, cycling and attending activities at local senior centers. He could often be found sitting at his favorite picnic table at Ned's Point.
He is survived by five children, Diane Kinney and her husband Sam of Mattapoisett, Pauline Parker and her husband Barry of Fairhaven, Cecile Callahan and her husband Walter of Mattapoisett, Raymond Lemieux, Jr. and his wife Jeannie of Eagle, CO, and Doris McCarthy of North Myrtle Beach, SC; his loving companion of 18 years, Jean Szyndler of Mattapoisett; seven grandchildren, Louis Ouellette, Jamie Oliveira, Michael Parker, Jillian Leech, Kelsey Callahan, Lucas McCarthy, and Lauren McCarthy; two great-grandchildren, Scarlett Parker and Jared Turchetta; and many nieces and nephews.
He was the great-grandfather of the late Kara Parker and the brother of the late Rolande Begin, Theresa Savoie, Rita Silva, Cecile Charest, and Leona Daniel.
His funeral mass will be held Friday, December 15, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett, followed by a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Ave., Bourne, MA 02532. A reception will follow from 2-5 p.m. at the Reservation Golf Club, 10 Reservation Rd., Mattapoisett, MA 02739.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Friends of the Mattapoisett Bicycle & Recreational Path, P.O. Box 1336, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 or online at https://www.gofundme.com/Matt-Rail-Trail or to the Fairhaven Council on Aging, 229 Huttleston Avenue, Fairhaven, MA 02719.