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of Lowell, WWll Army Veteran; 94
LOWELL -- Raymond Couilliard, 94, of Lowell, beloved husband of the late Dorothy E. (Cleary) Couilliard, died Wednesday evening, August 28, 2013, at D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell.
He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 1, 1919, the son of the late Madeline (Mahoney) Couilliard and the late Chelsea Couilliard and his wife, Marie Louise (Duval) Couilliard, who helped raise him. He attended Lowell schools and Lowell High School.
A veteran of World War II, Raymond proudly served in the U.S Army as a Medical Technician 3rd Grade, and was awarded the Good Conduct and Victory Medals, as well as the European, African and Middles Eastern and American Theatre Campaign Ribbons.
Prior to his retirement, Raymond worked as a custodian for the Town of Pelham School Department at the Pelham Memorial School for several years. Previously, he worked at the Robinson Foundry in Lowell.
Family was very important to Ray and he thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent with his children and grandchildren. More often than not, Gramps could be found cheering on his grandchildren at the baseball fields at Shedd Park.
An avid Red Sox fan, Ray enjoyed following the team each season. He always enjoyed his Saturday afternoon trips to Rockingham Park to watch the horses.
Raymond is survived by a daughter, Sharon Abraham and her husband Richard of Lowell; three sons, Raymond J. Couilliard and his wife, Marsha of Billerica, John J. Couilliard and his wife, Barbara of Edmonds, WA, and Stephen M. Couilliard of Lowell; nine grandchildren, Raymond Couilliard of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jennifer Cahill and her husband, Joseph of Billerica, Darryl Kelley and his wife, Claudia of East Longmeadow, Keith Couilliard and his wife, Tanantha of Bothell, WA, Kimberlee Lentz and her husband, Jud of Edmonds, WA, Kathryn Abraham, John Abraham, Thomas Abraham and Sarah Abraham, all of Lowell; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Wessen of Lowell; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late James Couilliard.
COUILLIARD -- There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTON CHURCH at
10 o'clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.
E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements by Funeral Directors, James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
J.F. O'Donnell & Sons Funeral Home
276 Pawtucket Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Published in Lowell Sun on Aug. 30, 2013