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Rheaume J. (Ray) Lamoureux

ALTON - Rheaume (Ray) J. Lamoureux, 83, of Alton, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully into the Lord's Hands on this day Tuesday, May 3, 2016, surrounded by family and loved ones. Ray was born in 1933 in Paquetteville, Quebec, Canada.

Ray and his family entered the United States when Ray was 10 years old with the purchase of a dairy farm. Growing up in Colebrook, N.H., Ray and his father also worked in the pulpwood and Christmas tree business. Ray's mother Dora, was an exceptional woman who owned Dora's shop in Colebrook, N.H., and also operated a Boutique at the Balsam Hotel for many years.

Ray loved hockey and played at Mt. Assumption in Plattsburg, N.Y., and Mount St. Charles Academy in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

Ray served in the US Navy at the Naval Hospital Portsmouth, VA as a Physician Assistant during the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954.

Ray was a well known figure in the community. As a successful self-made businessman, Ray started his career as the owner of a small gas station, Ray's Sunoco in Dover, N.H. Expanding his business, Ray acquired a small rail station renamed to Ray's Marina, which grew into the successful local business on Milton Three Ponds, which served the needs of the boating and RV community for over 40 years. Ray's success was built on his strong work ethic, his love for the sale, and his strong customer service.

Ray was a "guy's guy" and always the life of the party. He truly loved life and his enthusiasm was contagious. He will be remembered for loving to dance and "Zabba zabba zu". His hobbies were waterskiing, boating, snow skiing, snow mobiling and golf. His personality was larger than life and "one of a kind"! Taking a walk with his dogs was his favorite. Always loving it when a plan came together!

Ray was preceded in death by his father Pierre-Emile Lamoureux and his mother Dora Crete Lamoureux along with his first wife Shirley Lamoureux.

Ray is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Marilyn Lamoureux, his three sisters Clarisse Bradley, Florence Poirier and Gisele Delaney. Ray was the caring father of three children; Debbie Lamoureux, Mike Lamoureux (his wife Nancy) and Dianne Sanfacon (her husband Jerry). Grandfather to Jacob Lamoureux, Cara Lamoureux Parent (and her husband Justin), Aaron Keller, Ryan Keller (his wife Jillian), Jill Sanfacon French (and her husband Brian) and Tyler Sanfacon. Great-grandfather to Addison and Audrina French, Gavin Lamoureux and Ella and Drew Parent. Step-Father to Paulette Dillon (her husband Kevin), Randy Ditzler and (his wife Toni), Step- Grandfather to Connor and Lauren Dillon, Taylor and Jensen Ditzler.

SERVICES: His Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2016, at St. Katharine Drexel Parish (40 Hidden Springs Road, Alton, N.H., 03809) off Rt. 28.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Building Fund of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Alton, N.H., the Humane Society of your choice, The , or the Lord Funeral Home, Wolfeboro, N.H., is in charge of arrangements. If you wish to express condolences, or leave a fond memory, please visit, www.lordfuneralhome.com.


Published in Fosters from May 12 to May 15, 2016
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