Joseph "Ray" Goyette

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Goyette, Joseph "Ray" WATERFORD Joseph "Ray" Goyette, 95, of South St. died peacefully Monday, February 18, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital. He was the son of the late Charles and Eugenia Blaise Goyette and the husband of the late Elaine Ratigan Goyette. Ray was born in Cohoes and educated in Troy. He worked as a truck driver for the St. Regis Paper Co. in Cohoes (formerly Monarch Paper Co.) for 22 years until his retirement in 1977 and belonged to the Teamsters Union. Once he retired from driving, he moved onto his passion for automobile repair, and his family garage became a neighborhood stop for anyone needing something repaired. In his earlier years he was stationed in Washington in the Civilian Conservation Corps and was honorably discharged. On Ray's 90th birthday Mayor Mahoney declared April 14, 2007 Joseph Goyette Day in Waterford. Ray was the father of Elaine Kilmer of Waterford, Joyce Goyette of Troy, Carol Denton (Edward) of Lewis, N.Y., Reta DeCoteau of Troy, Eugenie Goyette of Mechanicville, Clifford Goyette (Janice) of Waterford, and of the late Raye Jean Goyette, Gail Gabriel, Joseph Goyette and Christine Goyette. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Ray was predeceased by all of his siblings, Eugene, Clarence, Marie, Alice and Gladys. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte. 32), Waterford. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Rensselaer, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144. To express your sympathy or share a treasured memory visit,
Published in Albany Times Union on Feb. 20, 2013