Shirley E. Raymond

Shirley E. Raymond, 77, of Merrimack, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack with her son Bob by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on May 31, 1937, in Goffstown, NH, to the late John and Elizabeth (Dion) Gilson.

Before retirement, Shirley was a supervisor for Hitchner Manufacturing Co. in Milford for over 30 years.

She was a big Elvis fan, loved chocolate, New England sport teams – especially the Red Sox and the Patriots, and enjoyed trips to Hampton Beach with her family. She was an avid collector and lover of anything made out of Cobalt blue glass.

Shirley was pre-deceased by the love of her life and husband of 50 years, Robert “Robbie” F. Raymond in 2007; three brothers, Richard “Dicky”, Herbert, and John Gilson; and two sisters, Marie Wiley and Barbara Monroe.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Raymond and his wife Frankie of Merrimack; two grandsons, Trevor and Scott Raymond; three siblings, her beloved sister Joyce Foote of Merrimack, her sister Brenda Peters of MI, and her brother Keith Gilson of Hudson; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in Last Rest Cemetery, 13 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack on Saturday, April 11th at 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Community Hospice House, C/O Home, Health & Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054.

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