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“Dear, sweet Ray...you were a very special person to me and I will miss your laughter and our talks...you will remain in my thoughts always... ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Tiffany Childs - New York, NY

“Uncle Ray I am so saddened and also joyous to see you go home with Auntie, but you are with the one who is your soulemate. You and Aunt Mary were two...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Angel - Fitchburg, MA

“No matter where we went and saw Ray & Mary together, they would always give us a big HUG & KISS, and a warm and friendly smile. We our thankful to...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Brian & Jean Robichaud - Athol, MA

“Say hi to Mary for me when I get called to go to heaven. Someday I'll see you in Heaven. Will Johnson ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: William Johnson - Orange, MA

“You taught me to swim, Ray. I have fond memories of our time at Lake Ellis--you were a great teacher, and after almost 60 years, it is still my...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Elaine Hastings Bieber - NH

“Ray you were by far the biggest light in our kids lives. They already miss you coming over to bring them smiles and hugs. Zack has asked why you...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Louis Bushay - Orange, MA

“I will miss you my friend. I will miss the sound of your piano and our long talks on the porch ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Darren Alston - Orange, MA

“My condolences to the family of Ray LeFrancois. I knew him as my singing teacher - he was the best and I will always remember him. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Charlene - Orange, MA

“ray will be greatly missed he was a great person and a great teacher to all his music students now he will be playing his music for god may he rest...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Joe - Orange, MA

“I was very sadden to see you go my friend. You will be missed. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Alston - Orange, MA

“We will never forget your warm smile and kindness. You may have left this world, but you will never leave our hearts! We love you and miss you and...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Louis and Amy Bushay - Orange, MA

“UNCLE RAY IS MISSED ALONG WITH AUNT MARY. THERE TOGETHER NOW. JUST LIKE WHEN THEY WERE HERE ON EARTH "ALWAY TOGETHER"..GOD BLESS THEM AND ALL OUR...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Harvey& Jen,Sara,Vanessa,Stefanie,Felicia,Jessica - MA


Raymond J. Lefrancois ORANGE- Raymond J. Lefrancois, 83, of 83 Congress Street, died on Saturday, December 25, 2010 at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare- campus, Worcester, following a brief illness. Born in Rutland, Vermont on October 28, 1927, he was a son of Harvey and Ethel (Brownell) Lefrancois and grew up in Orange, graduating from Orange High in 1947. Ray married Mary (Gallo) on August 10, 1968 and they had enjoyed 42 years together until her death on May 9th of this year. Ray had worked as a truck driver for several years at the former Colo & Vorce Trucking Company and then went to work at Erving Paper Mill. After several years with Erving Paper, Ray went on to work as a machine operator at the L. S. Starrett Co. in Athol and retired from there in 1992. He enjoyed music and guns. A member of St. Mary's Church in Orange, Ray also had been a member of the Orange Kiwanis Club, Orange Gun Club, NRA, AARP, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the Orange Senior Citizens Club. Survivors include his children, Frank Loverro of Orange, and Lauretta Johnson and her husband, Len, of Glastonbury, CT; many grandchildren; a sister, Beverly Serre of Royalston; and many nephews and nieces. Besides his wife Mary, Ray was predeceased by his brothers, Harvey Lefrancois and Leonard Lefrancois, and a sister, Rose Marie Lefrancois. Visitation will be held on January 15, 2011 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange. A Memorial Mass will be held on January 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 19 Congress St., Orange, with Fr. William Lunney officiating. Interment will follow in South Cemetery, Orange. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to St. Mary's Endowment Fund, 19 Congress Street, Orange, MA 01364. Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is directing the arrangements. Guest book and directions are available online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com

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