Raymond Courchesne

MANCHESTER - Raymond A. Courchesne, 88, of Manchester, died May 15, 2013, at Concord Hospital, after a long illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Manchester.

Raymond Courchesne was born in Manchester, on Nov. 15, 1924, a son of the late Adelard and Mary (Boisvert) Courchesne.

Mr. Courchesne was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II.

Following his service in the military, he owned and operated Ray's Taxi in Manchester. Before retirement, he was employed with E.D. Swett in Concord for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Leo, Emile and Harold Courchesne; and three sisters, Rose Gagnon, Gazelle Blanchette and Yvette Belleveau.

Members of his family include his wife, Lorraine (Desrochers) Courchesne of Manchester; two sons, Daniel and David Courchesne, both of Manchester; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Howard Young of Merrimack; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean Gagnon of Manchester; and several nieces and nephews.


services: A committal service with military honors will be held in the chapel of the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Rivet Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

For more information and to sign an online guest book, visit rivetfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home

George R. Rivet Funeral Home
425 D.W. Highway P.O. Box 86 Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-5530

Published in Union Leader on May 19, 2013