1933 – 2014
Roxbury—Raymond J. Chabot, 81, of Roxbury, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday evening, Oct. 20, surrounded by loving family.
He was born in Livermore on April 10, 1933, a son of Albert and Lillian (Couture) Chabot.
Ray was educated in Mechanic Falls schools.
He left school at an early age and went to work to help support his family; and later he went back to school to receive his GED. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Ray was co-owner of Bi-Rite Meat Market on Exchange Street in Rumford for several years. He later joined the Rumford Fire Department, serving for 25 years and retiring as a lieutenant. Ray was a member of the American Legion, the Elks and the Snowshoe Club.
He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time at his beloved Sugar Shack on Rapid River in Upton.
Ray was loved by all who knew him and made friends wherever he went.
He was just as comfortable entertaining around a roaring campfire as he was giving a eulogy at Harvard.
Surviving are his wife Marie H. (Chiasson) Chabot of Roxbury; children, Yvette C. Bailey and husband, Wayne, of York Harbor, Lizette C. Cihak and husband, Kurt, of Rumford, Gary J. Witas and wife, Beth, of Sabattus, Michael J. Witas and wife, Niki, of Dixfield, and Yvonne Gosselin and husband, Larry, of Chesterville; three sisters, Rita Pray of Dedham, Mass., Regine Bernard and husband, Steve, of Mechanic Falls, and Rena Battitarano of Kentucky; a brother, Roland Chabot and wife, Gloria, of Mechanic Falls; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; two sons, Richard Chabot and Butch Daigle; two brothers, Roger and Rene Chabot; and a sister, Ruth McGeachan.
You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Chabot family by visiting their guestbook at www.SGThibaultFuneralHome.com.