CANTERBURY - Raymond J. Scheffer Sr., 79, of Canterbury, formerly of Northfield, died at his home Monday, May 20, 2013.
He was born in Cambridge, Mass. on Jan. 26, 1934 the son of Dirk J. and Mildred (Sumpter) Scheffer.
Ray was raised in Billerica and resided in New Hampshire for several years.
He served in the The U.S. Army
during the Korean War
from 1951 until 1953. Ray worked as a painter for many years, first with his father and later self-employed.
He was a former member of the Derry American Legion and was life member of the DAV in Newington.
His wife, Nation C. "Dot" Scheffer died in 2008.
Family members include his children, Raymond J. Scheffer Jr. of Northfield, Dennis J. Scheffer of Peterborough, Daureen A. Harding of Sanbornton, Barry M. Scheffer of Canterbury, Glen P. Scheffer of Loudon, Evelyn I. White of Canterbury and Frederick P. Scheffer of Manchester; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Scheffer of Naples, Fla. and Frederick Scheffer of Maine; a sister, Marta Pietroforte of Pepperell, Mass.; and nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.
Donations in memory of Mr. Scheffer may be made to the NH Veterans Home, 139 Winter St., Tilton, 03276.
Paquette-Neun Funeral Home and Cremation Center (neunfuneralhomes.com
) is assisting with arrangements.