Raynald “Ray” Mailhot

LEWISTON – Raynald “Ray” Mailhot, 94, of Lewiston, passed away on Nov. 23, 2023, at Central Maine Medical Center. Ray was born on Jan. 18, 1929, the son of Joseph Mailhot Jr and Antoinette Perreault. He was educated and graduated from local schools.

Ray married his first wife Cecile Mailhot in 1948 and was remarried to Jacqueline McKinnon together they spent the next 26 years of their life. Jacqueline was always referred to as “the love of his life”. Ray was in the National Guard obtaining the rank of Corporal. Thereafter, worked at Builders Specialties for 19 years as a salesman for them. After getting done, he was the owner of Union Market where he met many people and made many friends especially with Ray, Andy and Bob.

He is survived by his children, Chuck and Deborah Mailhot of Monmouth, Rose Mailhot (his angel on earth) of Lewiston, Angela and Thomas Holmes of Yarmouth; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, two sisters, Colombe Lavalliere and Connie Labbay. Also Lorraine Caron, his longtime companion of 17 years.

He was predeceased by Cecile Mailhot; Jackie Mailhot McKinnon, two daughters, Pearl and Kay; one sister Denise Schreiber.

Would like to thank Central Maine Medical Center for their dedication in the care of our father.

The family invites you to a time of visitation on Monday December 4, from 4-7 p.m., at The Fortin Group AUBURN, 217 Turner St., Auburn.

A Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated on Tuesday December 5, at 10 a.m., at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Deer Rd, Lewiston.

Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group, 217 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine 04210. You may offer your condolences or share your memories at http://www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

Donations may be made in Raynald’s (Ray) name to the charity of choice.


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