Raymond P. Morrissette
Raymond P. Morrissette, 57, of Amherst lost his powerful fight with cancer after five and a half years. Ray passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 19th, 2016 comforted by his daughter Bonnie and son-in-law James by his side.
Ray was born July 5th, 1959 in Manchester. He was the child of Raymond A Morrissette and Marjorie Lebarge. He grew up in the midst of Amherst and Milford most of his life, and proudly graduated from Milford Area Senior High School. Ray was always a hard worker, in high school he spent every day after school working on his father’s farm, and cutting wood for his uncle’s business, until he became employed with Label Art in Wilton. Upon graduation, he stayed with Label Art for the next 17 years. In his early adult life, if Ray was not working, he was traveling with friends while skiing, camping, playing basketball or out on the golf course. Raymond was a proud single father to his only child, Bonnie, since she was three years old. His bond with his daughter was like no other, and anyone that knew him could see that. For many years, until he became ill, Ray was known for his strong dedication to refereeing basketball for the local schools. For the last eight years of his life, he was employed with the New Boston Air Force Station. Most of his Friday nights were spent there on base, having a campfire with his friend Janice. He also loved attending his church on Sunday mornings in Hollis. In Rays free time he loved to bowl at Lefty’s Lanes bowling alley in a league during the week, or play chess amongst friends at the Tasty Tobacco Shop in town. Something was so special about Ray, he made friends with many people wherever he went. Raymond was full of songs to sing, or jokes to tell, and loved being around his friends and family. He especially loved being around his adored grandson Ayden, who he spoiled until his last days. Ray’s heart was pure and so genuine, and he will truly be missed by so many.
Raymond leaves behind his four siblings, Daniel, Bonnie, Gail and Amber. Both of his parents, Marge and Ray. His daughter Bonnie, grandson Ayden and son-in-law James. Followed by many friends and family.
A memorial service will be at Faith Baptist Church at 43 Wheeler St., Hollis, on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. If you would like to donate to his family at this hard time, you can do so at www. gofundme.com/raymond morrissette.