North Grosvenordale – Raymond L. Poirier, 83, of Faucher St., passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019, in St. Francis Hospital. He was the loving husband of Theresa (Brousseau) Poirier for 56 years. Born in Grosvenordale, CT, he was the son of the late Lionel and Loretta (Dion) Poirier.
Raymond was a truck driver for the former Risom Manufacturing and Frito-Lay. He was a Korean War Army Veteran and was a member of the American Legion. He served as assistant Chief of Community Fire Department.
In addition to his wife Theresa, Raymond is survived by his children, Gary Thorstenson and his wife Diana of East Lyme, Charles Thorstenson and his wife JoAnn of N. Grosvenordale, Michael Thorstenson and his wife Marlene of Vernon, and Linda Keeling and her husband George of Dayville; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019, in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.