Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home

142 Elm Street, Marblehead, MA


Raymond M. Orne

January 4, 1928February 10, 2020

MARBLEHEAD – Raymond Merrill Orne, a lifelong resident of Marblehead, passed away peacefully after spending the day with his children and grandchildren on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the age of 92. He was the beloved husband of the late Stella (Blazak) Orne with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Marblehead on January 4, 1928, he was the son of Fred and Minerva (Dupar) Orne. He was the devoted father of Susan Smith and her companion, Vinnie Giorgi, Nancy Orne Briggs and her husband, Randall, Sally Spellman and her husband, Scott, Gerry Orne and his wife, Mary and Peter Orne; the cherished grandfather of Laura, Corey, Jackson, Brad, Shanna, Harry, Abigail and Christopher; adoring great-grandfather of Hayden, Cole, Kellan, Riley and Macaden; the loving brother of Marjorie (Putt) Mace, Marilyn Adams and the late Donald “Bud” Orne, Evelyn Glass, Frank Orne, Betty Blasczak and Robert Orne and the step brother of Dorothy “Dot” Abbott; and the uncle of several nieces and nephews. Raymond was a true Marbleheader. He graduated from Marblehead High School in 1946, where he excelled in football, hockey and baseball. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1946, serving in the U.S. during the Korean Conflict and then attended Burdett Business School. He was a member of the Philanthropic Lodge of Masons in Marblehead. He worked as a barber for his brother, Bud for many years until the Beatles Haircut became popular. He produced the ADLib newspaper and then worked as a printer with his father, Fred at Litchman’s & Orne Printing. He enjoyed attending the sporting events of his children and grandchildren. He was their biggest supporter. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, February 14th, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15th, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Marblehead. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marblehead High School All Sports Boosters, PO Box 244, Marblehead, MA 01945 or via marbleheadboosters.org. To share a memory or offer online condolences please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.



  • Visiting Hours Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020


  • Burial will be private at a later date


Raymond M. Orne

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February 16, 2020

Ray--You were one of Marblehead's finast on our football teams of 1944 and 1945! Always cheerful and positive, and a very good player, you helped us win many a game.
Brad Carey and I--two of your former teammates --are going to greatly miss visiting with you, and sharing '"Do you remember?"
stories with you.
It was a gift to have known you, Ray! Fondly, Jack Daggett

Emery Glass

February 14, 2020

Ray was more than just an uncle to me, He was a mentor and friend during my formative years, We would go digging horseradish along the drainage ditch behind Marblehead Laundry, take it back to the basement at 29 Green St., grind it up and jar it, then go door to door in the neighborhood and sell it, We also made root beer for the family's personal use and my job was to put the bottle caps on with a special press. He also had one of the largest Marblehead Messenger paper routes in town. He would stack papers on a rear and front rack of his bicycle, sit me on the top bar and pedal the bike from one end of the town to the other so we could deliver the papers. I will miss him dearly.

Eric & Diana Ohlson

February 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of Ray's passing. We have fond memories of Ray working in his garden and walking down the Lane. He always had a wink and a smile at the ready when saying hello. Our thoughts are with Sue, Peter, and the rest of the Orne family. Our sincere sympathies during this time of loss.

Michael O’Connell

February 14, 2020

Gerry and family,
So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. He was a true old-school Header, and I hope that you can take comfort in your memories of his long, inspirational life.

Dana McIntosh

February 13, 2020

My condolences to Ray's family and may you be comforted in this time of loss. I remember Ray and Stella well. They would visit my parents at our house almost once a week and share a few drinks, some stories and good laughs. My Dad was not a sports fan but Ray always had to have the Bruins game on when they visited which is probably the only reason I remember the team of Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito and Gary Cheevers. Ray was a great friend to my Dad and they shared many a good time together. I am sure he will be deeply missed.

Best Wishes

Dana McIntosh


February 12, 2020

The Supreme Architect says “Brother, you have served well, join me in the Celestial Lodge above”. Do not fear & follow your Conductor.
Bro Steve Butland
Senior Warden
Converse Lodge/Malden
meeting in Wakefield

Richard McIntosh

February 12, 2020

I wish to express my sincere sympathies to the family of Ray Orne. We lost my mother last July and I know the grief you feel. Ray (and Stella) were great friends to my parents Robert & Muriel McIntosh. I will always remember Ray's huge smile and wonderful laugh. He and Stella visited our house often as well as the NH lake property. My Dad would repair printing equipment in exchange for house call haircuts. They shared many a joke together and Ray loved the popcorn my dad would make when they visited the house. My thoughts are with you all at this time.

My best to you all,
Richard McIntosh

Gregory Kereakoglow

February 12, 2020

So sorry for your loss Sue. May his memory be eternal.