Raymond Mark "Ray" Keller
1960 - 2021
BORN
1960
DIED
2021
UPCOMING SERVICE
Celebration of Life
Jul, 10 2021
All Souls Interfaith Gathering
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Raymond "Ray" Mark Keller

Raymond "Ray" Mark Keller passed away peacefully on May 15, 2021, after suffering a cardiac arrest the previous week from which he never recovered at the age of 61. Born on February 19, 1960, in Tarrytown, NY, Ray was the youngest of four to parents Helen Fogarty Keller and Robert E.L. Keller. In high school and college, Ray found his passion for running and physical fitness in track and field, regularly running the mile event. Always a team player, he even stepped up to run the steeplechase when his team needed him, giving him a story that he would recount countless times over the years. Following a family tradition of engineering, Ray studied mechanical engineering at Drexel University, setting himself up for an impactful career in energy efficiency and conservation. After college, he moved to Maine where he met his first wife, Michelle, raised their three children, and eventually relocated to Vermont. Again continuing the tradition of his father, Ray received his private pilot's license and regularly took to the skies with his family and friends. During his career, Ray worked with many efficiency engineering teams across New England, settling in for a tenure with Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) from 2006 to 2020 as lead commercial energy efficiency engineer. It was there he met Elisabeth "Lee" Goldsborough, and the two were happily wed in 2016 - IFLY.

Ray lived an active life dedicated to his family, his work, exercise, and eating well. His 38-year-long career dedicated to energy efficiency made its mark on Vermont, New England, and across the country. After leaving VGS as a leading figure in energy efficiency, Ray joined the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), an international group committed to communicating and accelerating the adoption of energy-efficient practices.

As a father, Ray cared deeply for his kids and selflessly shared his sharp intellect, analytical mind, energy for physical fitness, and love of classic Americana rock. He is survived by his children, Anna, Theresa, and Thomas Keller, his adoring wife, Elisabeth "Lee' Goldsborough, and his siblings, Robert, Sheila, and Richard Keller. A memorial to celebrate Ray's life will be held at All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne, VT on July 10th. Instead of flowers, donations can be made to CEE in the name of Ray Keller. Contact CEE regarding a gift that furthers Ray's lifelong work in energy efficiency by sending an email to: [email protected]



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Published by The Burlington Free Press from May 24 to May 25, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
10
Celebration of Life
All Souls Interfaith Gathering
, Shelburne, Vermont
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One need only to experience a smile from Ray to feel his caring kindness. While we mourn our loss, he lives on with us through his work, selfless good deeds and the love of life that he shared with all who had the pleasure of an encounter. Thank you Ray for sharing so generously.
Ed Wisniewski
Coworker
June 7, 2021
Ray was a brilliant engineer and always willing to help me with HVAC issues. I'm sorry to see him pass at such a young age. He will be missed.
James Mullowney
Coworker
June 1, 2021
-Bouba D (CEE)
May 28, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through this time of loss. Ray was a very kind man.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory on the last day!
Dennis Ouellette
Coworker
May 28, 2021
It broke my heart to hear Ray had left this world. I have such great memories of him from our days at VGS. Such a smart, hard working, and good sport with all my shenanigans! I can hear his laugh, saw such happiness in his face when he & Lee were going to be married and a good friend. Will keep Lee & the kids in my thoughts. So long Ray until we meet again!
Rhea Desroches
Friend
May 25, 2021
With deepest sympathy to Anna, Tess, Thomas and especially Michelle, may you be comforted by the hand that formed you.

We had dozens of wonderful years of wonderful years with you.
Karen King
Friend
May 24, 2021
Dear Anna, Tess and Thomas, we're so sorry for your loss. May the love of friends and family carry you through this sad time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers
Charlene and Caitlin Van Sleet
Acquaintance
May 24, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Theresa & Steve Aube
Acquaintance
May 24, 2021
Ray was a great guy always ready and willing to help me out with any projects I had going on and I had a great time helping him with his. It was always a fun time hanging out with Ray and Lee on our small trips like Maine and laughing all the time, I will miss that laugh.
I was always amazed to how much knowledge he had. It got to a point that I would ask him something and think to myself there is no way he would know this but I was wrong and sometimes I would say how and why do you know that. You were an amazing person and friend who left us way to soon. He and Michelle brought up three amazing children that loved to spend time with him. You will never be forgotten.
Scott and Pam Gover
Friend
May 24, 2021
Oh, this is so sad to learn of this. I always enjoyed running into Ray and catching up. I will miss his wry sense of humor and insightful engineering knowledge of energy. Rest in peace, Ray.
Karl Goetze
Coworker
May 24, 2021