Thompson – Raymond Pierre Faucher, 80, of Quaddick Rd, died on July 3, 2017 in Boston, MA. Born in Webster, MA, he was the son of the late Onesime and Blanche (Aucoin) Faucher. Ray was the loving husband of 54 years to the late Barbara (Johnson) Faucher.
Ray was the vice president of Superior Bakery in North Grosvenordale and the President of Superior Cake Products in Southbridge, MA. He was a member of many baker’s associations, including his lifetime membership in the Connecticut Baker’s Association, and the American Society of Bakery Engineers. In 1977 Ray was named to the Board of Directors of Cargill Bank and served as Chairman of the Board, before becoming President of Cargill Bank Corporation.
Ray served in the US Army during the Vietnam era. He was a graduate of Nichols College and the American Institute of Baking. He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2087, the Saint Jean the Baptist Conseil Marsial, the American Legion Post 67 in North Grosvenordale and the Valley Springs Sportsman’s Club where he served on many committees. Ray was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and Trustee to the Sacred Heart Church in West Thompson.
Ray was a proud lifetime resident of Thompson and supported his community serving on several Town Boards including the Thompson Sewer Authority, Industrial Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and a Justice of the Peace and Notary for the State of Connecticut. He was also dedicated to the Town of Thompson’s Fire Services holding the position of Deputy Fire Chief for many years and acting Fire Chief for three years. He also served as Deputy Fire Coordinator for Windham County. Prior to the formation of the Quinebaug Emergency Dispatch Service, Ray dispatched the Town’s ambulance service. Ray continued his service by becoming President of the Thompson Fireman’s Association and when he moved to West Thompson he served as the “Honorary” Fire Chief. He was also Committee Chairman for the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 30.
Ray is survived by his three sons, Raymond P. Faucher, Jr. and his wife Lisa of North Grosvenordale, Peter Faucher of Fabyan and Paul Faucher and his wife Carla of North Grosvenordale, his three daughters, Kathleen Morin and her husband Donald of North Grosvenordale, Susan Trama and her husband Peter of Thompson and Karen Adair and her husband Perry of Miami, FL; and his sister-in-law Dorothy Seney and her husband Merrill of North Grosvenordale. He was also blessed with fourteen grandchildren, five great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Louis P. “Skip” Faucher.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit Ray’s family from 9:00 to 11:30 am on Thursday July 6, 2017, in the Valade Funeral Home 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale with a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 pm in St. Joseph Church 18 Main St, N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to St. Joseph School or to the Community Fire Department. For memorial guestbook visit www. GilmanAndValade.com