Raymond H. Audet
August 20, 1943 – March 12, 2020
Raymond H. Audet, 76 of Keene, NH died March 12, 2020 at Maplewood Nursing Home, Westmoreland with his wife, daughter Kristin and nurses that took excellent, loving care of him present, after a long illness.
He was born in Plymouth, NH August 20, 1943 son of the late Philip and Ramona (Wescott) Audet and resided in Gilsum prior to moving in Keene in 1964.
He worked for Keene Auto Body in his late teens. Started Pete’s Auto Body when married in 1964. Had worked in Body Shops in Peterborough, NH and Northampton, MA. In 1972 he was the owner and proprietor of Rays Auto Body, a business that he ran for 37 years at his residence on Marlboro St. Did work at Bailey Ford and Wailer Chevrolet, also worked at MPB second shift.
He was well known as one of the best body man painter in the area, taught several others his trade. In the 60’s he built, repaired roll over wrecks, was very good at what he did. He retired in 2005. He was a hard worker, helped everybody, and hardly took a day off. He took care, loved enjoyed his family and was a good father. His grandchildren loved and adored him.
Survivors include his wife and partner of 56 years: Linda M. (Hodgkins) Audet of Keene; two daughters: Kristin M. Denico and her husband Warren III “Sport” and Kimberly A. Gordon and her husband Steve both of Keene; one son: Kevin R. Audet and his wife Tania Denico-Audet of Swanzey; his sisters: Virginia Dunton, Faye Sherrick, Carolyn Bosley of Keene, Kaye Pierson of Walpole, and Lorraine Purdy of Marlborough; sister in-law: Rhoda Audet of Swanzey; nine grandchildren; great grandchildren: Madeleine Audet Neff, Hazard Audet Neff, baby Neff not carried to full term, Raymond John named after both of his great-grandfathers due in April, and a baby girl due in July 2020; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
His brothers Armond Audet, Harold “Poncho” Audet, Lyle Audet, and one sister Beatrice “Cookie” King passed earlier.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Monadnock View Cemetery, Keene, NH. A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Raymond H. Audet’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 166 South River Road, Suite 210, Bedford, NH 03110 (www.alz.org).
- Graveside Service Friday, March 20, 2020
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