LONDONDERRY - Raymond H. Chenard, 79, of Londonderry, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Elliot Hospital, Manchester.
He was born on Oct. 17, 1933, in Lawrence, Mass., a son of the late Vilmont and Alice (Lemay) Chenard. Raymond proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War
. He retired from Cardinal Health in Peabody, Mass., in 1995, previously working for Frank C. Meyer Co. and Phil Murray Co. in Lawrence, Mass.
In his early years, he was a great tennis player.
In 2004, he moved from Methuen, Mass., to Londonderry, where he made many close friends with whom he enjoyed playing cards, bowling and attending social gatherings at Forest Hills of Londonderry Clubhouse. He also enjoyed cruising and traveling to Aruba and Las Vegas. Most of all, he enjoyed many happy hours with his 10 grandchildren who will always cherish their wonderful memories of "Grampa Chenard".
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Gertrude (Walsh) Chenard of Londonderry; three daughters, Lisa Wojtas and her husband, Michael, of Salem, Linda Nickerson of Hudson and Christine Soucy and her husband, Alan, of Georgetown, Mass.; his 10 grandchildren, Monica, Jenna, Michaela, Brianna, Derek, Alex, Nicole, Victoria, Shaun and Stephen; two great-grandchildren, Haylee and Aleeah; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Michael R. Chenard, and his brother, Normand Chenard.
services: Memorial calling hours will be held Monday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Private family burial will take place at a later date in Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen, Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to the
, Finance Department, 30 E. 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
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