OBITUARY

Raymond Caton Sr.

July 19, 1929March 20, 2014
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Raymond Caton, Sr., age 84, of Acushnet, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Shirley P. (Martel) Caton to whom he had been married for 59 years.

Mr. Caton was born in Fairhaven, the son the late Manuel and Mary (Perry) Caton. He was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator with Local #4 for many years before retiring. Mr. Caton was a United States Army Veteran during the Korean War. He enjoyed motorcycle riding with his sons, Friday afternoons at Honey Dew in Fairhaven and was an avid baseball fan.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his three children Raymond Caton, Jr. and his companion Terry Alphonse of Acushnet, Mark Caton and his wife Laureen of New Bedford and Tammy Vasconcelos and her husband Robert of Dartmouth; six grandchildren Raymond III, Christopher, Anthony and Ryan Caton, Hannah and Heather Vasconcelos; four great-grandchildren Devon, Makenzie, Ethan and Anaya Caton; a step father in-law John Baptist of Fairhaven and many nieces and nephews.

He was also the brother of the late Virginia Gagne, Hilda Kresge, Alice Neagus and Ruth Messier.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9 AM from the ROCK FUNERAL HOME 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford followed by his funeral mass at 10 AM in St. Francis Xavier Parish, 125 Main St., Acushnet. Visiting hours will be Monday, 5 – 8 PM. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, New Bedford.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visiting Hours Monday, March 24, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Raymond Caton Jr

April 2, 2014

To the father that i LOVED dearly, to the father that i loved going motorcycle riding with, to the father that i enjoyed going to florida with an going to the harley davidson shops with. The day will come when we will meet again an then we can start riding togeather again. LOVE Son Raymond Caton Jr

Peggy Avila

April 1, 2014

To the Caton family, thinking of you all at this very sad time. Mr. Caton was a very nice man with a very close family. That means a lot at a time like this. My condolences to you all.

April 1, 2014

Dear dad, Mark myself and Ryan will miss you very much. You were a great dad, dad in law and grandfather. Mark will miss motorcycle riding with you.We will miss all the good times with the family. We love you very much. R.I.P.
Love Laureen Mark and Ryan

March 31, 2014

The best father a daughter could ask for: hard working, kind, gentle, always there to give a helping hand when need be and so much more words can not express, they are in my heart. I will never forget the fond memories we had as a family. Those motorcycle rides, family trips to New Hampshire and Mary's Pond. We will miss the quite, sleepy man. He went through a lot with all his illnesses and just got tired. All though he will be deeply missed I hope he is finally at rest and pain free. Some day we will meet again but until then a piece of my heart will be empty.
A proud daughter Tammy Vasconcelos

robin hathaway

March 27, 2014

shirley, ray, tammy and mark, sending condolences out to you and your families on your loss...what a kind and caring man...enjoyed the time spent with your family...hope you can take comfort that ray is now at peace...love, robin and gary hathaway

March 26, 2014

Sending my condolences to the family of a real nice guy. Had many cups of coffee with Ray and the boys at Honey Dew Donuts, as well as Raymond and Mark.

Herb Baker, Fairhaven

March 26, 2014

Dear Shirley,,
No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that Raymond is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Adeline and Mary Baptiste

The Harringtons

March 25, 2014

Mrs. Caton, Tammy, Bob, Hannah and Heather,
We were so sad to hear of the passing of Mr. Caton. What a kind gentle wonderful man. Always will remember the parties at your house, New years eve 2013 ,4th of July and times down at Goosebury Beach with Melony. Losing someone so close is one of the hardest things to overcome, but you should always take comfort in knowing he is now that bright shining star looking over all of now, he is finally at peace. He will be missed by many. Love to all of you, Kevin, Laura, Keegan Katie and Erinn Harrington ??

Sue and George Cunha

March 24, 2014

Dear Mrs. Caton and Family,

We will greatly miss our neighbor and friend, Mr. Caton! We'll miss waiving to him as he worked in his yard (which he loved to do) and chatting with him. Mrs. Caton, you know we are always here for you - anything you need - we couldn't ask for better neighbors! Love and prayers, Sue, George, Lui, and Faith xoxo

STACEY HATHAWAY

March 24, 2014

BLAINE BRETT AND I ARE SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF MR. CATON. WE HAVE KNOWN YOUR FAMILY FOR SOME TIME NOW AND WE LOVED SPENDING TIME TOGETHER. PLEASE KNOW THAT OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY. XOXOXO
STACEY, BLAINE AND BRETT HATHAWAY