Raymond R. Gagnon, 82, passed away on January 13, 2021, following a stroke.
Born in Manchester NH on April 25, 1939, he was the son of Francois and Deniege (Maltais) Gagnon. He lived at 77 School Street until 1959. Raymond attended Sacred Heart School and was a graduate of West High School, Class of 1958. He was an alter server while going to Sacred Heart School.
Upon graduation, he joined the United States Air Force. After Basic Training, he was assigned to St. Lawrence Island off the coast of Alaska. Other assignments followed at Pope Air Force Base (North Carolina), Thailand and Vietnam Danang Air Base, then to Mountain Home Air Base in Idaho until retirement in 1979. He made his home there and worked on the Base with civilian personnel.
Raymond was easy going, well mannered, and a loving father, brother, and loyal friend.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine (Thomas) Gagnon of Mountain Home, Idaho; two sons, Gregory F. Gagnon and his wife Julie of Boise, Idaho, and Robert C. Gagnon and his wife Tracy of Meridian, Idaho; six grandchildren, Kendall, Ariel, Amanda, Katie, Cole, and Abigail; and one great granddaughter; two brothers, Paul E. D. Gagnon and Noel P. B. Gagnon; three nephews, Michael, Richard, and Phillip Gagnon; and two nieces, Olivia Silvery and Susan Gagnon all of Manchester NH.
He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Gerard B. Gagnon, a sister, Rita C. Gagnon, a nephew, Peter Gagnon, and a niece, Heidi Davis.
Burial will be at the Veterans Cemetery in Idaho at a later date.
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Published by Union Leader on Feb. 28, 2021.