Raymond Roland Gonthier, 85

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Raymond Roland Gonthier, 85, of Holliston MA, formerly of Framingham, MA passed away peacefully on January 21, 2014 at Timothy Daniels House.

Ray was the beloved husband for 58 years of Margaret (Bowley) Gonthier. He was the son of the late Roland and Yvonne (Roy) Gonthier of Amesbury, MA. He was the loving father of Gary Gonthier and his wife Joan of Novi, MI, Glen Gonthier of Framingham, Gayle Gonthier-Bell and her husband Mark of Hopkinton, and Greg Gonthier and his wife Tricia of Bellingham. He also leaves his cherished seven grandchildren Jeff, Andrew, Marissa, Bradley, Marina, Ryan and Connor; siblings Normand Gonthier and his wife Shirley of Franklin, Sister Dolores Gonthier of Marlborough, Roland Gonthier and his wife Phebe of Stonington, CT; and many nieces and nephews.

Ray was a veteran of the United States Air Force. While raising a family, he earned his Bachelors of Engineering at Northeastern University. He worked as an electrical engineer at Western Electric and settled in Framingham in 1962.

Ray was active in the community as President of the Hemenway School PTA, a leader in the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Square Dance Association. His hobbies included woodworking, genealogy and mechanics. He was involved in his children’s lives and participated in their interests such as camping, go-carts, motorcycles, backyard ice skating rink and restoring cars.

FUNERAL MASS
Thursday January 30, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Holliston

COLLATION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING
Thursday January 30, 2014 at Pinecrest Country Club, Prentice Street, holliston

PRIVATE BURIAL WITH MILITARY HONORS
Friday January 31, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Massachusetts National Cemetery