Raymond G. Blondeau, Sr, 85, of Goffstown, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Ray was Born in Goffstown on August 11, 1936, he was the son of Aime Paul Blondeau and Aurore Beaudoin Blondeau. Growing up in Manchester, NH, he would meet Vivian, the love of his life.
Ray very proudly served in the US Marine Corps, achieved Sergeant's rank, and earned numerous awards, including expert marksman. During his service, Ray was called to duty in the Suez Canal and spent many months in Okinawa, where he climbed Mt. Fuji… twice.
A tireless worker, Raymond was a true entrepreneur who owned and operated several successful businesses, locally and internationally. Before retirement, Ray owned and operated JMJ Foods, Happy House Pizza, Happy Car Wash, Happy House Amusements, Happy House Construction, Happy Hampton, Chat, Chew, & Play, and Bonkers Funhouse Pizza.
Ray was a proud member and President of the Goffstown Lions Club. He was also a man of deep Christian faith, proudly displaying "BIBLE" on his license plate. Ray enjoyed RV-ing with his wife, maneuvering his 45-foot Newmar motor home through the Colorado Rockies, and meeting friends on their adventures. He was an avid bird lover with too many birdhouses to count and found immense joy feeding and caring for the birds at his home in Goffstown.
Ray was predeceased by his grandson, Tyler Blondeau, and siblings Gerald, Lorraine, and Ronald.
Family members include his loving wife of 63 years, Vivian (Tanguay) Blondeau of Goffstown; his children, Catherine Cheney and her husband Ulrich Goerke of Dover, Carolyn Babcock of Goffstown, Carmen Desmond of Goffstown, Raymond Blondeau Jr and his wife Michele (Gagnon) Blondeau of Goffstown, Maurice Blondeau and his wife Mary (Prendergast) Blondeau of Goffstown; And his 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also, his sister, Lucille Edwards, and her husband, David Edwards of Texas; many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Calling hours are at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, Manchester, NH, April 21st from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on April 22nd at 11:00 am a burial with military honors will follow in Westlawn Cemetery, Goffstown.
In his memory, donations can be made to 1010MaxLife Inc., a religious restorative retreat founded and run by our Pastor David Wenrich and his wife, Beth.
In lieu of flowers, The Blondeau family hopes you'll consider supporting the good work of 1010MaxLife Inc by donating or sharing with others who'd like to help. We appreciate your gift, which will bless others.
To send an online message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com