Raymond A. Gaudet

Raymond A. Gaudet, 86, of South Windsor, beloved husband of the late Leslie (Mahon) Gaudet, died peacefully on Monday, June 16, 2014, at a local convalescent home.

He was born on July 12, 1927, in North Providence, Rhode Island, the son of the late Armand and Rose (Chassin) Gaudet. Raymond served our country four years during World War II with the United States Marine Corps as infantry assault demolition and rifle marksmen. He served in North China with the 5th Marines 1st Division and earned many medals, including the China Service and Asiatic Pacific Medal. He went on to continue his service in the Marine Corps Reserve for over two years. He worked as a police officer in Providence and East Hartford, before ending his career in security service at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. He enjoyed sports, especially UConn basketball, tennis, action films, spending time at the casino, and was an avid reader of mystery novels. Raymond was a certified hypnotist, performing comedy hypnosis and behavioral therapy. Raymond was a member of the American Hypnosis Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars. We will miss Ray's comic humor and jokes, his dedicated passion to never give up learned from the Marines, and, most of all, he will be missed dearly by love ones and friends.

He leaves his daughter, Lynn Leavitt, and her husband, Mark Leavitt, of South Windsor. He also leaves his sister-in-law, Danné Pineo, and her husband, Philip, of South Windsor.

Funeral services will be private at the request of his family. Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home in South Windsor has care of the arrangements. Please visit us at

www.carmonfuneralhome.com

for online condolences and guestbook.

Funeral Home

Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home
419 Buckland Road South Windsor, CT 06074-3709
(860) 644-2940

Published in Journal Inquirer from June 20 to June 24, 2014