Rayfield L. “Ray” Mawhinney

RUMFORD – Mr. Rayfield L. “Ray” Mawhinney, 89, died Monday Nov. 22, 2021, at his residence in Rumford with his three daughters by his side. He resided on Knox Street in Rumford.

Born in Mexico, Maine, March 20, 1932, he was the son of David and Priscilla (Weeks) Mawhinney. Ray was a graduate of Mexico High School class of 1951. He worked for over 40 years in the Maintenance Dept. at Boise Cascade and retired in 1991.

Ray was a long-standing member of the Mexico First Baptist Church, and he enjoyed playing golf and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was married in Mexico, Maine, in April of 1973 to the late Shirley Miller who died in Farmington, Maine, Nov. 15, 2013.

Survivors include a son, William “Bill” Baltrus and wife Tina of Norridgewock, daughters Jan Arsenault of Jay, ME, Patty Coolidge of Rumford, Jamie Plante and husband Tom of Mexico, a daughter-in-law Debbie Mawhinney of Dixfield, son Doug Mawhinney and wife Dawn Marie of Tennessee, eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren,.

He was predeceased by his wife, his parents, a son Joseph “Joe” Mawhinney, a brother David Mawhinney, a sister Geraldine Mawhinney and a granddaughter Bre Abbott Hewins.

Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at http://www.meaderandson.com

Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday Nov. 26, 2021 at the Mexico First Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Farrington – Morton Cemetery in Mexico. Arrangements are under the direction of the Meader & Son Funeral Home 3 Franklin St Rumford.

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