Ray A. Pease
1943 – 2010
FARMINGTON — Ray Albert Pease, 66, of Freeman Township, passed away Thursday, March 25, with his family by his side, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Anson, Nov. 16, 1943, the son of Ray N. and Emily A. (Parsons) Pease. He graduated from New Portland Central High in 1962. On Sept. 5, 1961, he married Betty J. Oliver in North New Portland.
He lived in Berwick from 1965 to 1986. Ray worked driving trucks for 39 years, retiring in 2006 from BOC Gases in Kittery. He enjoyed gardening and watching birds at his feeders. He took pride in providing for his family, which meant working many, many hours every week for years.
He is survived by Betty, his wife of 48 years; two daughters, Cheryl Luce and her husband, Fred, of Freeman Township and Melissa Rae Pease of Kingfield; two sons, Kurt A. Pease of Florence, Ky., and Shawn Pease of Freeman Township; 10 grandchildren, Dustin, Casey, Anna, Danielle, Jade, Mikayla, Orin, Shelby, Brandy and Kendrick II; three great-grandchildren, Oliver, Bailey and Lukas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his son, Kendrick; his parents; and his sister, Arlene Smith.