Brunswick – Raymond E. LeTarte, 86, of Pleasant St., passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 at his home.
He was born in Brunswick on Oct 21, 1932, a son of John and Georgianna (Lavoie) LeTarte. He grew up in Brunswick, graduating from St. John’s Catholic School and Brunswick High School.
In 1953 Raymond joined the United States Army and proudly served his country for 8 years during the Korean Conflict.
On May 7, 1955 he married his one and only, Nancy Huppe and the couple resided in Brunswick to raise their family.
Raymond was employed at Tondeau’s bakery upon his return to the states from his tour of duty. After many years of service he made a move and was employed by Nissan Bakery as a salesman until his retirement in 1992. Realizing he was not a man to sit and do nothing, he went back to work at Bowdoin College, working in the kitchen. After retiring again in 1996 he then went back to work for his daughter at Carter’s Childrenwear in Freeport. Raymond was a man who always kept busy doing something.
He was an active communicant of All Saints Parish, St. John the Baptist church. He was a member of many bowling leagues and loved socializing with his teammates. He always spoke his mind and had a joke for every occasion. Staying positive was an attribute he shared with everyone. He touched many hearts and will be sadly missed by all those that loved him.
Raymond is predeceased by his parents; his wife Nancy, who died Jan 7, 2010; a son Michael, who died Nov 25, 2012; two sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by his daughter, Melanie Robinson and her husband Robert of Brunswick; a grandson, Joshua Smith of Brunswick; a granddaughter, Jessica Smith of Norway; 2 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a big thank you to all the members of Androscoggin Healthcare and Hospice who made dad’s final days comfortable.
Graveside services will be announced in the springtime at St. John’s Cemetery. Arrangements are by Demers-Desmond Funeral Home, 34 Cushing Street, Brunswick. To express your thoughts and condolences to the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com