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Official Obituary of: Raymond Peter Violette, 74, on January 19, 2022

Raymond Peter Violette, 74, on January 19, 2022

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Raymond Peter Violette, 74, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband of Debra (Zimmer) Violette for over 38 years.

Born September 24, 1947 in Fall River, he was a son of the late Peter and Cecile (Latendre) Violette.

Ray grew up in Somerset and was a graduate of Somerset High School.  He received a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and worked as a software developer at various software startups for many years.  Through his software work, he held many patents.

He was also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Ray was creative and loved doing carpentry and woodworking. He also loved hunting, fishing, gardening and cooking.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children: Ashley Costello and husband Michael of North Attleboro and Michael Violette of Tampa, FL;

Two grandchildren: Colin and Jase Costello;

And two siblings: Edward Violette of Somerset and Gloria Wilson of Somerset.

Services will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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  • My sincere condolences to Raymond’s family. Raymond and I were cousins living in Somerset and also classmates at SHS, Class of ’65. Sadly, I lost contact with him after joining the U.S. Army in 1966 and serving in a career lasting over 32 years. Nonetheless, I will never forget his friendship and the good times we had in our youth. May he rest in peace. 

  • So very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I will always cherish the many years of being a cousin, neighbor and a best friend in growing up together in Somerset. Unfortunately, our lives became consumed with careers, family and distance, and we lost track of the amazing closeness that we shared as kids. These fond memories will stay with me forever. Our deepest sympathies for Ray’s family, and know that you are in our prayers at this difficult time. RIP cousin Raymond.

  • My sympathies to Eddie and Gloria, and to Ray’s family.  Ray and I are the same age and grew up next door to each other.  We were in the same grade throughout our school years and had the same school friends.  Even though I had not seen Ray in recent years, I was especially hit hard when I heard the news of his passing.  He was a good man.  Rest in peace, Ray.  Leo Violette

  • Rest in Peace, Raymond. Thank you for all the fun times we had together when we were very young. My sympathies to Raymond’s family.

  • My heart is broken.  My brother, a kind, loving gentle soul is gone from this world.  I will miss him with every fiber of my being but I know that he is now at peace with the Lord. He will be in my heart always.  May the Lord’s perpetual light shine on him.  Love you!  Gloria and Don

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  1. My heart is broken.  My brother, a kind, loving gentle soul is gone from this world.  I will miss him with every fiber of my being but I know that he is now at peace with the Lord. He will be in my heart always.  May the Lord’s perpetual light shine on him.  Love you!  Gloria and Don

  2. Rest in Peace, Raymond. Thank you for all the fun times we had together when we were very young. My sympathies to Raymond’s family.

  3. My sympathies to Eddie and Gloria, and to Ray’s family.  Ray and I are the same age and grew up next door to each other.  We were in the same grade throughout our school years and had the same school friends.  Even though I had not seen Ray in recent years, I was especially hit hard when I heard the news of his passing.  He was a good man.  Rest in peace, Ray.  Leo Violette

  4. So very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I will always cherish the many years of being a cousin, neighbor and a best friend in growing up together in Somerset. Unfortunately, our lives became consumed with careers, family and distance, and we lost track of the amazing closeness that we shared as kids. These fond memories will stay with me forever. Our deepest sympathies for Ray’s family, and know that you are in our prayers at this difficult time. RIP cousin Raymond.

  5. My sincere condolences to Raymond’s family. Raymond and I were cousins living in Somerset and also classmates at SHS, Class of ’65. Sadly, I lost contact with him after joining the U.S. Army in 1966 and serving in a career lasting over 32 years. Nonetheless, I will never forget his friendship and the good times we had in our youth. May he rest in peace. 

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