Raymond E. 'Sonny' Carignan Jr.
Loving brother and uncle;
U.S. Air Force Korean War Veteran
LOWELL -- Raymond E. "Sonny" Carignan Jr., a lifelong resident of Lowell, died January 10, 2014, in Lowell, after a period of declining health, aged 78 years.
Born in Lowell, June 19, 1935, he was a son of the late Raymond R. Sr. and Rita (McKlusky) Carignan. He received his education in the Lowell school system.
Mr. Carignan was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War.
After proudly serving his country, Sonny worked at several local mills before becoming associated with the former Barretto Granite Quarry in Milford, New Hampshire, as a stone cutter, until his retirement in 1993.
Once touted by the Lowell Sun as the next "Dick Weber", Raymond was an accomplished ten pin bowler during the early 60s, and a lifelong fan of all local professional sports teams.
Most of all, he loved to spend time with family and friends.
He is survived by a brother, Dennis Carignan and his wife, Georgienna of Lowell. Also by two nieces, Audry Briere and her husband, Wayne, and Susan Avery and her husband, Darren; two great-nieces, Jessica Briere and Megan Avery, and four great-nephews, Darren Briere, Wayne Briere Jr., Sebastian Briere, and Jacob Avery, all of Lowell.
CARIGNAN -- In Lowell, January 10, 2014. Raymond E. Carignan Jr., of Lowell, aged 78 years. U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. In honor of his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Mr. Carignan's Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9:00 AM, at St. Rita Parish, Mammoth Rd., Lowell. Please meet at church. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make memorial donations in his name to the Veterans Cable Fund, C/O Disabled American Veterans, 108 Gorham St., Chelmsford, MA 01824. Arrangements in the care of MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Blvd., Lowell. Funeral Directors, Frederick W. Healy and Walter F. Bayliss, Jr. Please visit Ray's memorial tribute at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com.
Published in Lowell Sun on Jan. 13, 2014