LEBANON - Raymond A. Michaud Sr., 77, of Lebanon, died at his home on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.
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Ray was born in Lewiston on March 16, 1935.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
During his working life, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Seaward Construction, driving 18-wheelers hauling bulk cement for Genest Concrete and nitrogen, oxygen and other gases for BOC Gases, until he decided to retire in 1998. Ray was never a person to sit idle, so he decided to take a job as a school bus driver for SAD 60 during his retirement. He fully retired in 2008.
Ray enjoyed deep sea fishing, working around the house, playing cards with friends, camping, walking on the beach and going out to eat.
He was a devoted family man and put them first in everything he did. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and will be dearly missed.
Ray was predeceased by his wife of 31 years, Doris R. Michaud.
Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Mildred M. Michaud, of Lebanon; five sons and two daughters, Roland Michaud and his wife, Darilyn, of Saugus, Mass., Diane Weymouth and husband, Robert, of Alfred, Roger Michaud and his wife, Mary, of Lebanon, Anne-Marie Peck and partner, Ray Pepin, of Lebanon, Raymond Michaud, Jr., of Portland, Stephen Leonard and his wife, Teri, of Hollis, and Richard Michaud and his wife, Lois, of Acton; a sister, Jenine Roux, of Lewiston; 18 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home at 580 Main Street in Springvale. A graveside veteran's service will follow at 2 p.,. at the Forest Grove Cemetery on Cemetery Road in Lebanon.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Cancer Care Center of York County, 27 Industrial Avenue, Sanford, Maine 04073.
Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.
To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.blackfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Fosters from Dec. 13 to Dec. 16, 2012