SOUTH PARIS — Raymond H. Croteau, 84, formerly of 14 Mount Hope Avenue, Lewiston, died Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris, where he had been a resident since 2013.

Born in Lewiston on May 4, 1933, he was the son of Arthur and Eva Jutras Croteau. Educated in local schools, he was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of 1950. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the Marine Corps, and after his discharge returned to Maine and went to work at several local textile mills as an industrial engineer and plant manager. On Oct. 11, 1968, he married the former Cecile G. Saucier. Cecile passed away on Feb. 17, 2010.

A member of Holy Family Church and Prince of Peace Parish, Ray was active in the American Legion Post 22. He enjoyed collecting rare coins, doing genealogy and Sudoku puzzles, and was an avid Bruins fan, never missing a game.

Survivors include a son, Raymond Jr. of Cumberland; three daughters, Patricia and husband, Donald Raymond, of Lancaster, Penn., Deborah and husband, George Copeland, of East Petersburg, Penn., and Laurie and husband, Mark Ramsay, of Turner; a brother, Arthur and wife, Anita, of Fryeburg; a sister, Lorraine Harvey of California; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris, B-Unit, for the wonderful care that they provided to Ray.

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Raymond H. Croteau

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