RIDGEWOOD, N.Y. - Raymond G. Letourneau, 44, left this life Sunday, January 27, 2013 to be with his loved ones that have gone before him. After a period of declining health, he passed away peacefully with his mother by his side.
He was born in Lewiston, Maine January 14,1969 to Susan (Ehmann) Newell and Raymond G. Letourneau. He was raised in Boscawen, and graduated in 1987 from St. Paul's School in Concord. Then graduated from Yale University in 1991 with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science.
After graduation from college he was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers and played AHL hockey for the Hershey Bears. He left his hockey career to join the financial world on Wall Street and first worked for J.P. Morgan Associates, then became a founding partner of Williams Trading, LLC. He also worked for Bass Trading, Diamondback Capital Management, and Bluefin Trading.
He loved fly fishing, mountain biking, playing hockey and skiing, especially with his children. He was fortunate enough to travel the world and live life to the fullest.
He was predeceased by his grandparents Charles and Virginia Ehmann and George and Phoebe Letourneau.
He leaves behind, Robin Sias, his best friend and mother of his dearly loved children, Lane, Blake, and Matthew Letourneau, and Robin's parents David and Patricia Sias, all of Sun Valley, Idaho. He is also survived by his mother Susan E. Newell and his other father James P. Newell of Sagamore , Mass., his father Raymond G. Letourneau of Kingston, his sister Amy Harter Cahill, her husband Christopher and his nephews Jace and Ethan Harter of Buzzards Bay, Mass. Also many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A celebration of Ray's life will be held Sunday, February 17, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Brookside Country Club, on MacArthur Boulevard in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in his memory, to the Raymond G. Letourneau Scholarship Fund at St. Paul's School in Concord, NH, 03301, or hug a friend, kiss a child, and every day, remember to live life as if it were your last.
Published in Concord Monitor on Feb. 6, 2013.