Raymond E. St. Jean Jr.

Raymond E. St. Jean Jr., 86, passed away Sunday, April 28, in South Shore Hospital. He was the beloved husband of 52 years to Mary (Alterisio) St. Jean. Born in Andover, he was the son of the late Raymond E. Sr. and Viola (Gagnon) St. Jean. Raymond was a graduate of Commerce High of Springfield and later furthered his education attending night classes at Stonehill College and Northeastern University. He was a proud veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946, and was honorably discharged to care for his six younger siblings upon the death of his father. Before his retirement in 1991, he had served for 32 years as the Director of Purchasing/Material Management for the Carney Hospital of Dorchester. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He is survived by his seven loving children, Raymond and his wife Beth of Scituate, Michael and his wife Judy of Hanover, David and his wife Betty of Wareham, Arleen Regan of Rockland, Mark and his wife Deanna Mae of Florida, Lisa Harney of Hyde Park and Stephen and his wife Sheila of Wareham; his brothers, Robert and his late wife Rita formerly of Pembroke and Ronald and his wife Helen of Weymouth; his sisters, Barbara Noone and her husband Robert of Rockland, Marilyn McPhail of Abington and Frances Damon and her husband Fred of Rockland. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Selena, Steven, Adam, Michael, Amanda, Meghan, Alison, April, Evan, Abigail, Nicholas, Christopher, Shannon, Jay, Nicole, Cody and Tyler; his great-grandchildren, Steven, Benjamin, Cameron, Aiden, Annie Rose, Victoria, Grace, Emma, Madison and Riley; as well as 18 nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Richard St. Jean. His funeral service was held Wednesday, May 1, at 11 a.m. in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth St. (Rte. 58 at the rotary), Whitman. Burial in Holy Family Cemetery, Rockland. Visiting hours were held prior to the service from 9-11 a.m. Donations in his name may be made to the , Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, or to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences, please visit www.blanchardfc.com.


Published in The Abington Mariner from Apr. 30 to May 7, 2013