Raymond C. Langevin
1932 – 2010
Danielson – Raymond C. Langevin, 78, of Killingly Dr., died Saturday August 28, 2010. He was the loving husband of Margot (Eischet) Langevin until her death in 1977. Born in Wauregan, he was the son of the late Charles and Emelia (Chapdelaine) Langevin.
Mr. Langevin attended Sacred Heart Grade School, Assumption Preparatory, and Assumption College where he belonged to the President’s Club. He also attended Laval Medical School, which is where he qualified as a surgeon. He had a great love of learning and attended courses at Harvard, Tufts, MIT, and Boston University throughout his life. Mr. Langevin served his country for 8 years in the Army Medical Corps.
Mr. Langevin worked at Rogers Corporation where he developed the Antenna Window used for missile guidance. He discovered and invented Antagonistic Polyelectrolytes, which is still used in missiles to this day. He also worked for American Standard and taught in Killingly Public Schools. After retirement, he volunteered for St. James School, Dempsey Regional Center, Data General, C&M Wire & Cable, and for the Senior Citizens Club. Mr. Langevin loved science. He thought of the teaching of all sciences as the imparting of knowledge, which he considered a precious gift to his students.
Mr. Langevin was the recipient of many awards, including: St. John the Baptist Scholarship for all 4 years of college, the 1964 Technician of the Year, the Sharpshooter’s Medal for several different types of military weapons, and “Top Dr.” marker from the state. While Mr. Langevin was honored to receive all of these awards, he felt that his greatest accomplishment was achieving all he did in his lifetime despite being disabled.
Mr. Langevin enjoyed carpentry and design. He parlayed this interest into the design and building of three homes, Jorgensen Auditorium at UCONN, a shopping center, several bowling alleys, and three dormitories. Mr. Langevin was a member of St. James Parish, Danielson BPOE Elks #1706, the American Legion, and The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.
Raymond is survived by his son, Keith Langevin of Killingly; his daughter, Lynne Rossi of Danielson; his brother, Maurice Langevin of Brooklyn; his sister, Clarisse Pakulis of Cape Coral, FL; 2 grandchildren, Heather Marie Céspedes of Cranston, RI and Jason Rossi of Havelock, NC; and 3 great grandchildren, Aron, Tyler and Alexandria Rossi all of Havelock, NC. He was predeceased by his son, Kevin Langevin.
Relatives and friends are invited to Raymond’s Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 10:00 am in St. Joseph Church, 350 Hartford Pike, Dayville CT. Burial with Military Honors in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church, 350 Hartford Pike, Dayville CT 06241. Gilman Funeral Home is entrusted with his arrangements. For guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.