1926 – 2018
N. Grosvenordale – Raymond F. Langelier, 91, of Riverside Dr., died Monday morning, January 29, 2018, at home. Born in Willsonville, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ora (Pratt) Langelier.
Raymond was a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Army, Company B, 717th Battalion. He was honorably discharged on October 29, 1946. He then reenlisted and was a combat veteran of the Korean War, serving with battery B, 189th field artillery battalion 45th division, taking part in the battles of the Chorwon Valley and the Punch Bowl, where he earned two battle stars in 1952.
Upon returning home in January of 1953, he went to work at American Optical in Southbridge, MA working there for over thirty-one years. After retiring he opened his own business, Ray’s Car Waxing which he ran for eighteen years, retiring in 1991.
He was a member of the Quarter Century Club, Wellsworth Athletic Association, and the Thompson Senior Center.
Raymond is survived by his nieces and nephews, Linda Demers, Carmen Charbonneau, Ronald Desrochers, and Gerald Langelier all of Thompson, Gloria Mello of Westport, MA, and Charlene Foreman of Brookfield, MA; and many great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Albert, Joseph, Leonard, Charles, and Dolores Langelier, Belle Desrochers, Yvonne Madison, and Claire Howland.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond on Friday, February 2, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.