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Obituary for Raymond J. "Ray" Melanson

Raymond J. "Ray" Melanson
Auburn – Raymond J. “Ray” Melanson, 80, a resident of Jay, passed away, Tuesday, August 8th at Hospice House of Androscoggin in Auburn. He was born November 28, 1936 in Mexico, the son of Albert and Aldena (Casey) Melanson. Ray attended school in Rumford. On September 26, 1964 he married Annette C. Royer. He proudly worked for 42 years in the shoe industry, including Farmington Shoe, Livermore Shoe and Cole Haan. He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Annette Melanson of Jay, stepson, Yvan Roy and his wife Nancy of East Angus, Canada, grandchildren, Dominik, Patrick, and Stephanie Roy, great-granddaughter, Mahelie Roy, Godchild, Michelle Casey of Peru, brother, Maurice “Moe” Melanson and his wife Sally of Jay, in-laws, Gerard Royer and his wife Florence of Sherbrooke, Canada, Veronique Hamel of Baie Comeau, Canada, Emilie D’Amboise of Marlboro, CT, Etienne Royer and his wife Lise of Quebec, Canada, and Alain Royer and his wife Huguette of Sherbrooke, Canada, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his sisters and brothers-in-laws, Cecile Roy and her husband Gerard, Theresa Gaudet and her husband Ray, and Corinne Tyler, and his brother, Arthur Melanson. Messages of condolence may be sent to:

Melanson – Raymond J. “Ray”, 80 of Jay, Maine, passed away, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Auburn, Maine. A Mass of Christen Burial will be celebrated 11AM, on Wednesday, August 16th at St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, 445 Park Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Arrangements by FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine.
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