Raymond W. Mooney
December 14, 1920 – November 18, 2018
Raymond W. Mooney, age 97 of Clearwater, FL, formerly of Gilsum, NH passed away peacefully with his beloved daughters by his side.
He was born in Concord, MA on December 14, 1920, and lived in Maynard, MA, Canterbury, NH, and graduated from Rochester, NH High School. He resided in Gilsum, NH with his wife Louise for many years before moving to Keene in 1984.
Ray and Louise were married on June 29, 1957 in Gilsum and later renewed their vows at St. Bernard Church in Keene. He lovingly cared for Louise until her death on January 24, 2000. He eventually moved back to Gilsum and then to Clearwater, FL to live with his two daughters for the remainder of his life.
Raymond is predeceased by his parents: James H. and Almira (Mayberry) Mooney; wife: Louise (Roberts) Mooney; brothers: Ronald, Warren, William, Robert and James Mooney; sisters: Norine Allen, Mary Knight, Priscilla Mills, Corinthia Mooney; and partner: Betty Pratt.
Raymond is survived by his two daughters: Marie Blackstock and Deborah Goodell of Clearwater, FL; son: Harold Matson of Bethesda, MD; sisters: June Houle of Laconia, NH and Kathleen (Chris) Sweeney of Pompano Beach, FL; grandchildren: Tracey Goodell Flenner of Brattleboro, VT, Philip Goodell III of Hinsdale, NH, Janel Dolan of Toledo, OH, Tahneen (Andrew) Greenslit of Southern Pines, NC, Heather (Steve) Huff of Whispering Pines, NC, Jeremy (Brandi) Goodell of Moundville, MO; great-grandchildren: Kelley Brown, Ryan Flenner, Jared Goodell, Brianna Blodgett, Jailyn Dolan, Janessa Dolan, Jessamyn Dolan, Joslyn Dolan, Ella Greenslit, Ariana Greenslit, Hadley Huff, James Huff, Sumner Goodell, Jordan Goodell, and Jackson Goodell; five great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Raymond was a World War II Veteran and served in Boston, MA from 1942 to 1946. He was a lifetime member of the Gilsum American Legion Post #85 holding every Officer position except for Chaplin. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years. Ray was also an avid card player both at the American Legion and playing Skip-Bo at home with his brother, family, and friends.
Ray worked in many woolen mills in the area and retired from Sprague and Carlton after 33 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at St. Margaret Mary Church, 33 Arch Street, Keene, NH.
Family and friends are invited to call at Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Burial will take place in the spring at Centennial Cemetery in Gilsum, NH.
Donations may be made in Raymond W. Mooney’s memory to his beloved American Legion Post #85, PO Box 229, Gilsum, NH 03448 or to a charity of one’s choice.
- Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 1, 2018
Raymond W. Mooney
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December 2, 2018
He was a very good friend of my parents and because I was close friends with both Marie and Deb, he and Louise became like almost second parents to me.
He will be missed by all who knew him and I am so glad I was able to visit with him, in Clearwater, just a couple of months ago.
God Bless you, Ray.
Lee Ann Holland
December 1, 2018
Carol, Linn and Lee Ann Holland thinking of you all today. Prayers and hugs.
November 26, 2018
We will never forget Ray as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, and friend. Ray's wife Louise and my mum shared the bond of being Brits and they were long time friends. To say they were thick as thieves is an understatement. Ray would always smile at them, and give them their special and needed space. During some difficult times, Ray and Louise were there for us without hesitation. We visited the beautiful Mooney farmhouse in iconic Gilsum many times and never felt anything but love, warmth and welcome. A very special person has left this life to be with his lady in another. He will again be giving my mum and his beloved Louise their special space while watching over them with that wry little smile and the twinkle in his eyes. To Marie, Deb and Hal I send my prayers and hugs of comfort.
Kathy & Jim Pallotolo
November 24, 2018
Our deepest condolences to you all. I especially will always hold precious my airplane that Ray brought for me all the way from NH. He will be a wonderful memory for me always. Love always remains.
God bless you all.
Love, K & J
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