Raymond Mark Robichaud, Sr.

Born: Sun., Jul. 24, 1927
Died: Mon., Nov. 11, 2013


Private Committal

Location: Silver Lake Cemetery


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Raymond M. Robichaud, Sr.

Athol – Raymond M. Robichaud, Sr., 86, died Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Legend Center in Gardner.
     Ray was born July 24, 1927 in Athol, Massachusetts, the son of Augustine J. and Eliza (Hebert) Robichaud.  He grew up in Athol, graduating from Athol High School in 1946.  He served with the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, graduated from Bryant and Stratton Business College in Boston, attending Suffolk College of Law, and graduated from New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Science and Funeral Directing.
     Ray was a licensed funeral director, holding a license in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.  He worked for the F.J. Crosby Funeral Home in Boston for two years, J.F. Higgins Funeral Home in Athol for several years, was manager of the Racicot Funeral Home in Lawrence for two years, later purchasing the Munsey, Weeks and Hicks Funeral Home in Lakeport, NH.  In 1960 he opened the Robichaud Funeral Home in Laconia, NH, operating both funeral homes in Lakeport and Laconia until his retirement in 1983.   He moved to Lakeport, NH in 1958 and returned to Athol in 1984.
     Ray was a member and Msgr. 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, past Faith Navigator, past Grand Knight, charter member of the Royal Order of the Moose, charter member of the Lakes Region Exchange Club, past Noble Grand of Chocoura Lodge, I.O.O.F. along with his involvement in several other organizations.  Ray was very involved in local politics while living in Laconia.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter, enjoyed collecting primitive art, once owning the largest collection in NH.  He also served as chairman for the Laconia Fire Commission for six years, was a member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks and the Lions Club for several years.  After returning to Athol Ray enjoyed his daily visits to McDonalds and in his later years riding his scooter on Main Street with his companion Jimmy at his side.  He always enjoyed talking with people and sharing words of wisdom.
     His wife of 57 years, Patricia (St.Laurent) Robichaud died in 2013.  He leaves three sons, Commander Raymond M. Robichaud, Jr. of Annapolis, MD, Francis J. Robichaud of Jupiter, FL and Wesley D. Robichaud of Sandown, NH; a daughter, Lisa Anne Breton of Campton, NH; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Mallet and two sisters, Helen LaBombard and Marie A. Cloutman Walker.
     A private graveside service will be held at Silver Lake Cemetery in Athol.  Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main Street, Athol is directing arrangements.  For further information or to share a memory with the family go to: www.higginsoconnorfuneralhome.com.

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Nate Lowrey
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Wes and family - so sorry of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of reflection and peace.

The Walsh Family
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Frank: You know are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our hearts will be heavy as we know the pain that you and all of your siblings must process - the loss of your father. It is one of the hardest in our lives and if compounded by your mother passing such a short time ago. May his service bring you closer and the happy memories lift you up when you need strength.

All our Love,

Ruck, Lori, Caitlin & Blake
& Bubba & Sweet P too!!!

Mike Roberts
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
We would like to extend our sincere sympathy for the passing of Ray. My son and I have been plowing Ray's driveway and helping him with mowing his lawn for some time now and will miss him. We enjoyed his stories and chatting with him. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

AL HEBERT
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
SORRY TO HEAR THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER, PLEASE ACCEPT MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES AL HEBERT

Lori Walsh
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by The Walsh Family.

Our hearts are with the entire Robichaud family today. Ruck, Lori, Caitlin & Blake Sweet P & Bubba too!


Dan and Sue Bowman
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013
Wes and Lisa we are sorry for your loss, it is never easy to say good-by. We are praying for you.

Barbara Walter Carter
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013
Wes.,Lisa, Frank, and Ray, We have you all in our prayers and thoughts, our family has many good times and memories of years past. Both your Mom and Dad were very special people. In love, Jean, Bob, Karen and Barbara.

Roya & Steve
   Posted Sat November 16, 2013
Lisa so sorry to hear about the loss of you father. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Roger & Rhonda
   Posted Sun November 17, 2013
Lisa, Wes, Ray, & John....our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Alan Fecteau
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
I just learned of the passing of Mr. Robichaud. My sincere sympathy to his family. I remember going to the funeral home with my father, Paul Fecteau, from time to time. God bless.

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