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Official Obituary of: Raymond A. Beaulieu 04/14/2019

Raymond A. Beaulieu 04/14/2019

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Raymond A. Beaulieu died peacefully in the care of Hope Hospice at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro on April 14th, 2019. He was the loving husband of June (Wood) Beaulieu for over 63 years. 

Born June 9, 1934 in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Albion and Mary (McGinn) Beaulieu.

Ray was a lifelong resident of North Attleboro, and an avid woodsman. He spent many days of his youth hiking, fishing and camping in the area’s woodlands, and knew the forests and footpaths around Mt. Hope Street like the back of his hand. Ray shared that love of the outdoors with another generation later on, as a Scoutmaster for Troop 23 in Attleboro Falls. 

He is survived by his loving wife June and devoted son Douglas. His three grandchildren, Derek, Jason, and Austin Beaulieu were his pride and joy. He loved being their “Umpa”.

He will also be greatly missed by his feline sidekick, Jasmine.

His love of the outdoors was life-long, and after retirement he enjoyed nothing more than spending a day in the yard, stacking firewood and keeping the bird-feeders full for the flock of turkeys that often stopped by. He also spent much beloved time with June at their “Sanctuary” on Mousam Lake in Maine, fishing, reading, and relaxing with friends. 

Ray served in the US Army, at Fort Devens in Massachusetts, shortly after the Korean War. Assigned to a hospital unit, he drove an Army ambulance daily between Boston and Ft. Devens. 

Ray was a solid fixture in the area’s jewelry industry for decades, having worked as Vice-President of Manufacturing for VH Blackinton & Co. in North Attleboro, and The Robbins Company in Attleboro. He was rarely in his office, preferring to walk the production floors of presses and craftspeople whenever he could. Ray was also a North Attleboro RTM and Personnel Board member for many years and was instrumental in creating the Town’s Coordinating Committee.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

A service will be held in the funeral home immediately following visiting at noon.  Burial will be held privately at a later date.

Ray’s wife and son would like to thank the staff at Sturdy Hospital for their compassionate care, as well as Ray’s great friends Daniel and Lori DeYoung for their love and support. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Friends of North Attleboro Animal Shelter, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760.

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  • Everyone in the library will miss seeing Ray accompanying June for their weekly reading.

  • I am very sorry for your loss, I remember stories my mom, ( Janet Beaulieu ) would tell about her and Ray going to an uncle’s farmhouse, she had many pictures of the two of them together. I also, as a child remember your family coming to our house on Moran St., and Doug not being thrilled about playing with 3 girls, and of course the yearly Christmas photos and cards. I am Janet’s middle daughter, Cheryl, Ray is my second cousin, now Ray and mom can share memories together with their parents, in Heaven. Love to you June, and Doug, and the extended family.

  • Please accept my sincere condolences upon Ray’s passing.  I spent quite some time with Ray while he was in the RTM.  I knew Ray as a thoughtful man and a fine gentleman.  These qualities seem to be somewhat rare these days.  
    No Attleboro was made better because of his presence. 
    Don Bates 
    Brick Kiln rd

  • I have many found memories of Ray growing up next door on Mt.Hope street. He was always so kind to me and gave me a love for the outdoors. My deepest condolences to June and Doug.

  • So sorry June in the loss of Ray. He will be missed by his grandsons they have lost their Umpa. May he rest in peace

  • That’s a beautiful obituary rest in peace Uncle Ray
     you were loved by all I always loved the smell of your pipe tobacco and enjoyed visiting with
     You and Auntie June ??❤️Much Love, Jane

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  1. That’s a beautiful obituary rest in peace Uncle Ray
     you were loved by all I always loved the smell of your pipe tobacco and enjoyed visiting with
     You and Auntie June ??❤️Much Love, Jane

  2. So sorry June in the loss of Ray. He will be missed by his grandsons they have lost their Umpa. May he rest in peace

  3. I have many found memories of Ray growing up next door on Mt.Hope street. He was always so kind to me and gave me a love for the outdoors. My deepest condolences to June and Doug.

  4. Please accept my sincere condolences upon Ray’s passing.  I spent quite some time with Ray while he was in the RTM.  I knew Ray as a thoughtful man and a fine gentleman.  These qualities seem to be somewhat rare these days.  
    No Attleboro was made better because of his presence. 
    Don Bates 
    Brick Kiln rd

  5. I am very sorry for your loss, I remember stories my mom, ( Janet Beaulieu ) would tell about her and Ray going to an uncle’s farmhouse, she had many pictures of the two of them together. I also, as a child remember your family coming to our house on Moran St., and Doug not being thrilled about playing with 3 girls, and of course the yearly Christmas photos and cards. I am Janet’s middle daughter, Cheryl, Ray is my second cousin, now Ray and mom can share memories together with their parents, in Heaven. Love to you June, and Doug, and the extended family.

  6. Everyone in the library will miss seeing Ray accompanying June for their weekly reading.

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