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Although we mourn for him, Ray is finally on the greens playing the game he loved most! He passed away suddenly on Monday, April 1, 2013, at the age of 75. He was a loving husband of 55 years to his wife, Elaine, and an understanding and devoted dad to his five children, Collette Berthiaume (Gary), Suzette Kihm (John), Raymond Berthiaume II, Michelle Johnson (Ross), and Dr. Richard G. Berthiaume (Angela). He was a proud Pepere to nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one on the way! His best gal, Muffin, will miss his belly and lap.
Ray began his career in the US Navy 1956-1960 on the USS Intrepid CVA-11, became a Master computer analyst, and taught at Johnson and Wales in Rhode Island, before moving to Florida. He owned General Business Services from 1978 until he began work at KSC. He retired in 1996.
He was a Eucharistic minister and lector at St. Mary's church, and a past Grand Knight for Knights of Columbus council #6125. His heart was with Habitat for Humanity, Titusville, where he was a volunteer and President until his withdrawal due to health. He recently volunteered his time at the VA Hospital in Viera.
A prayer service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Habitat for Humanity, or to any of our wounded veterans in need.
Condolences may be shared at www.davisseawinds.com.
Davis Seawinds Funeral Home
560 Montreal Road
Melbourne, FL 32935
Published in FLORIDA TODAY from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7, 2013