Raymond A. Helgemoe
Waters Funeral Home - Concord
Concord, NH
Raymond A. Helgemoe

Dallas, TX — Dallas Texas-Raymond A. Helgemoe, age 92 a former longtime Bow N.H.resident died July 25th in Dallas after a period of failing health. He was born in Duluth MN, the son of the late Albin and Hazel Viola (Pekkarinen) Helgemoe. He was a graduate of Alborn High School he then received his BA of Education at the University of Minnesota, Master's Degree from Pacific Lutheran University and then a Degree in Criminology. Naval Officer, professor, community leader, accomplished traveler, friend to all. Ray then entered the Navy in 1951 where his military career took him around the world as a submarine officer, a Vietnam War Veteran, NORAD, and Warden of the Naval Prison on Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. After retiring from the Navy as a Commander in 1974, he became the Warden of the NH State Prison in Concord. He finished his last 20+ working years as a Professor at UNH and working as a consultant for Bonoivish & Marchavili Architechs. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and served in many leadership and adult roles as Cub Master, Scout Master, Daniel Webster Council and Board Advisor. He was very proud of the fact that their three sons were all Eagle Scouts. He was past president of Bow Rotary a Paul Harris Fellow, founding member of the Bow Mills Bank, active member of PTA and Athletic Booster Clubs, 32nd Degree of the Freemason at the St. John's Lodge #1 of Portsmouth NH, The American Correctional Association and a proud member of the American Legion Post and VFW of Pelham, NH.

He was married to the late Janet Galeucia Helgemoe for over 50 years who predeceased him in 2007, they were a team who enjoyed fine dining, world travel, gardening, and constantly inspired to learn and educate. He is survived by three sons; Scott and his wife Krystal and their son Colton of Brighton, CO, Eric and his wife Natalie and their sons Devin and Lars of Pelham,NH, and Gregory and his wife Amanda and their sons Egan and Hayden of Dallas, TX, a sister Lorrace (Lori) and numerous nieces and nephews.

They call it the "greatest generation" and our father fit that description to upmost. He will be missed however the example he set for many will last for generations.

Friends and Family are invited Thursday Sept. 23rd from 5-8PM at the Waters Funeral Home 50 South Main St. Concord NH.

Graveside services with full Military Honors will be held Friday Sept. 24th at 11:00AM at the Gibson Cemetery, Marsh Road Pelham, NH.
Published by Concord Monitor on Sep. 18, 2021.
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Waters Funeral Home
50 South Main St., Concord, NH
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Gibson Cemetery
Marsh Road, Pelham, NH
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Dear Scott, Eric, Gregory and family and friends of Raymond´s, on behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans, we offer our sincere condolences at CAPT Helgmoe´s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are always saddened whenever a fellow "Bubblehead" leaves on Eternal Patrol. We are grateful for Raymond´s distinguished service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. He served aboard the USS Chopper SS-342, USS Nereus AS-17 (Submarine Tender), USS Tambor SS-225, USS Cero SS-198, USS Corsair SS/AGSS-435, and the USS Croaker SS/SSK/AGSS-246 XO. To our "Brother-of-the-Phin" we say, "Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. Fair Winds and Following Seas." Thank you for your service to our country. Family and friends, ... may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 ESV Raymond A. HELGMOE, CMDR US Navy Retired, now on Eternal Patrol. Rev. Ray Fritz (EM1-SS), National Chaplain USSVI.
Chaplain Ray Fritz
October 16, 2021
It's been a long time Eric. Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Looks like a life well lived.
Brian Burris
September 24, 2021
When I was President of the Daniel Webster Council, BSA in the early '90's, Ray was a valuable member of the Board and a very big supporter of the Scouts. I was always very appreciative of Ray's efforts and his support of me. Thanks Ray, RIP.
Lyman Cousens
September 23, 2021
Donna Bunker-Swanstrom
September 22, 2021
Eric and Family, We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope you can find comfort in each other.
Randy & Kim Masson
September 22, 2021
Bowmans & Grigases
September 20, 2021
Eric and your entire Family; Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. May all of the great memories that you all had as a Family together help bring a smile to your faces and ease the pain during this difficult time. May the thought of your Dad now at peace and with your Mother be comforting to you all. Deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences. Respectfully, Richard Hanlon
Richard Hanlon
September 19, 2021
On behalf of the Lynch Family our heartfelt condolences to Scott, Greg, and Eric on the passing of their Father, Raymond. May your memories of him bring you comfort during these difficult days.
James M. Lynch
September 18, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time.
The Entire Staff of Waters Funeral Home
September 19, 2021
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