Raymond Joseph Gosselin
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Raymond Joseph Gosselin
  • February 16, 1962 - January 17, 2018
  • Connecticut

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Raymond Joseph Gosselin, 55, a lifelong resident of Westbrook, CT, and beloved husband of Kellie Stickney Gosselin for 29 years passed away on January 17th following a brief illness (Bile Duct Cancer). Ray was born February 16, 1962 in Meriden, CT to Joan Forster and the late Joseph Gosselin. Also predeceased by his brother, Lucien Gosselin.

A 1980 graduate of Xavier High School, Ray continued on to receive a B.A. in English from Fairfield University in 1984. He started his career in the trucking industry, doing sales for Yellow Freight, Airborne Express, and DHL. In 2003, he took a position as an Executive Surgical Device Specialist with Medtronic (formerly U.S. Surgical), remaining with the company for fifteen years and two buyouts. Through his work, Ray formed lasting relationships with both clients and co-workers, never missing a day on the job. He married the love of his life, Kellie, in 1989, and the two newlyweds briefly lived in Clinton, CT before settling with their four children in Westbrook. A family man at heart, Ray enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for his family, fishing and clamming with friends, and hunting in his backyard where he was known to find deer in the blind with his brother-in-law, Jason. He could often be found laying on a raft in his pool, cooking on the grill, and tending to his prized vegetable garden. Ray loved to dance and enjoyed good music, and at times could be a bit of a food snob-his favorite New Haven sushi joint even named a dish after him, The Ray Maki.

In addition to his wife Kellie and mother Joan, he is survived by children, Sean, Dylan, Ryan, and Rachel Gosselin, of Westbrook; mother-in-law Karen Stickney of Old Saybrook, sister-in-law Colleen Bloom (Jason) of Westbrook; brother-in-law David Stickney (Darlene) of Cheshire, and nieces and nephews Michael and Jenna Stickney, and Carrie, Travis, Caden, and Taryn Bloom.

Calling hours will take place on Sunday, January 21st from 2-6pm at Swan's Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral service Monday, January 22nd at 11am, Church of the Holy Advent, Clinton. Memorial donations may be made to: Gallbladder & Bile Duct Cancer Research, Dr. Pedram Argani, c/o Robert Kahl, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Carnegie 424, Baltimore, MD 21287-6417.Online condolences www.swanfh.com