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lifelong resident of Fitchburg; 87
FITCHBURG -- Raymond Goguen 87, of Fitchburg, passed away peacefully Thursday May 1, 2014 in Golden Living Center.
He was born on May 11, 1926 in Fitchburg, MA., the son of Abel and Cecile (Leger) Goguen and lived all of his life in Fitchburg. He attended University of St. Joseph's in N.B. Canada. In 1944 he enlisted in the U.S.Navy. He served during WW2 on the USS Washington. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal 5 stars and the Philippine- Liberation Medal 2 stars. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
Ray worked over 30 years for Crocker -Burbank and Falulah Paper Companies and retired from Crocker Tech Paper Co. in 1989. He was a member of the American Legion Post #429 in Fitchburg. He was an active membe rof St. Francis of Assisi Church where he served as a Euchristic Minister and altar server. He also was very active in many church activities especially bingo. He enjoyed traveling, camping vacations with his family and was an avid Red Sox fan.
He is survived by his children, Robert Goguen and his partner Charlie Guilmette of Mashpee, MA. Kenneth Goguen of Fitchburg,MA., Carol Lagasse and her husband Daniel of North Port, Florida, and Rodney Goguen and his wife Lisa (Robuccio) of Fitchburg, MA. eight grandchildren ,and his sister Janice Robillard of Fitchburg, MA.
He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years Lorraine (Conant) Goguen in 2008, his brothers Clarence, Wilfred "Bill", and Robert Goguen and his sister Claire Lynn/Stavely .
Dad, you will be missed !
GOGUEN -- Funeral services for Raymond will be private and held at a later date at the request of his family. There are no calling hours. The Lavery Chartrand & Alario Funeral Home, 99 Summer St., Fitchburg, MA. is directing.
Lavery, Chartrand & Alario Funeral Home
99 Summer St.
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from May 2 to May 6, 2014