Raymond Vincent Charbonneau Sr.

June 25, 1931March 24, 2014
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Raymond Vincent Charbonneau, 82, of Cary, NC and formerly of Greensboro, NC, passed away March 24, 2014. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on June 25, 1931 to the late Edward and Florence Charbonneau. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served his country during the Korean War. Ray was an active member of the Marine Corps League in North Carolina and proudly wore the Marine Corps League hat everywhere he traveled.

Ray was pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Joan, of 59 years and his brothers, Edward and Robert Charbonneau. He leaves behind his devoted children, Thomas (Geralyn), Ann (Brian) Dolan, Jayne (William) O'Donnell, Mary Elizabeth (John) McDonnell and Michele (Todd) Wysmuler, 16 loving grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his devoted son, Raymond Jr. (Carroll) and grandson Thomas.

He is also survived by his caring sisters-in-law Anne (Joseph) Flood and Barbara (Frank) Carroll.

Ray and Joan lived in Manhasset, NY for 14 years and were engaged in many community activities. In the late 1960’s, Ray served as Manhasset PBC president where he coached football and instilled his love of the game to many young men.

Ray was a proud graduate of Fordham Prep (1949) and Fordham University (1953). He was recognized as a faithful son of Fordham and remained active in alumni activities throughout his life. His career as a telecommunications sales executive brought him first to Manhasset, New York, then Madison, Connecticut and eventually to Greensboro, North Carolina. During his years in Greensboro, Ray was a Co-President of the Na Cara Division 1 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and participated in the AOH’s charitable works.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home 200 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary, NC. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Friday, March 28, 2014 at St Michael the Archangel RC Church, 804 High House Road, Cary, NC.

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In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to The Lungevity Foundation, 218 S. Wabash Avenue, Suite 540, Chicago, Illinois 60604.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Prayer Service Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 28, 2014

Raymond Vincent Charbonneau Sr.

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Joe foley

December 25, 2014

To the Charbonneau family,
Sorry to hear about your Dad. Our parents had such fond memories of both yout parents. Hard to believe none of them are with us any longer.
Joe & Michelle Foley

Rick Ryther

April 6, 2014

My condolences to your family. I have many fond memories of all of you from the years we lived next door in Manhasset. Your dad gave me an old dial phone that I enjoyed taking apart to explore its inner workings. I treasure the fun times we all had back on Hillcrest Ave. My sisters Mary Beth and Barb also send their love.

March 31, 2014

We regrat that we not aware of the passing of Ray in a timely fashion. How ever it is with sympathy to you and your family. You are in many heartfelt thoughts at this difficult time.

James M. Niver
Chaplain, Tarheel Detachment, Marine Corps League

March 28, 2014

Ray was a wonderful friend that we kept in touch all those years after he left NY Telephone. He and wife Joan were so special to us. Even when he was so ill, he remained optomistic and inspiring. We will miss him and our telephone chats-but know he is in a better place. We offer our prayers for you and your family-Peggy and John Clavin

March 27, 2014

Dear Beth, John and family, We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. You and your family are in our prayers. John and Karen Ullman

Judy & Ken Bankey

March 27, 2014

Dear Family,
We met Ray through St. Paul Church in Greensboro and the Hibernians. He always had a warm greeting and a friendly smile that was true to his Irish heritage. We enjoyed the time we spent with him at both church and social activities. Be assured that Ray has joined Joan and his son Ray Jr. and a fine Irish celebration is being held in heaven. Our condolences to the family and may God comfort you in your time of sorrow.

Teresa Belthrop-Hairston

March 26, 2014

Dear Family,
I will never forget your father or mother. Ray and Joan were among the first people to greet me when I joined St. Paul the Apostle in Greensboro, NC. Ray was warmhearted, witty and loving as was Joan. My condolences on your loss and know that you all will be lifted in prayer. May God bless you all and know that the will bring you through this grief and loss with hope and peace in your hearts.

John Malmfelt

March 26, 2014

Ray- A dear friend! Although our paths didn't cross until we met at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Greensboro, we quickly discovered that we shared much in common: growing up in NYC, years on Long Island,the rigors and rewards of a Jesuit education,our love for our Irish heritage that caused us to become Hibernian Brothers,a good joke to hear and pass along and a good Irish song to sing together (Ray had the better voice), and especially the joys of Family Life!! Ray fought the good fight and ran the good race! Ray, as you join the Communion of Saints pray for us. Janie and I offer our prayers and sympathy to all the Charbonneau Family members at this time. God Bless you all!

March 26, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends of Raymond. Death is never easy but the God of all comfort will be with you during this difficult time.