Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Raymond B. Dexter

October 24, 1944July 14, 2019

Raymond B. Dexter, 74, of Acushnet, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at home following a long illness. He was the husband of Carol A. (Renauld) Dexter with whom he shared 41 years of marriage.

Born in Acushnet, son of the late Ralph and Eleanor (Bousquet) Dexter, he lived most of his life in Acushnet.

Mr. Dexter was a United States Army Veteran having served in Germany during the Vietnam War.

He had worked as a truck driver for Hendrie’s and Hood Ice Cream Companies.

Ray was a fan of game shows, enjoyed playing cribbage, watching his favorite sports teams and trips to Twin Rivers. He loved spending time with his granddog, Dexter.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Angela L. Dexter and her husband Stephan Hinxman of Middleboro and Mark P. Dexter and his wife Ashley of Acushnet; his granddaughter, Mackenna Dexter; his sister, Janice Souza and her husband Ronald of New Bedford; two brothers-in-law, Gerald Westgate and his late wife Betty of Freetown and Thomas Cummings and his late wife Beverly of New Bedford; his granddog, Dexter; and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Barbara Jean Dexter who passed away in 1985.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, 559 Mt. Pleasant St., New Bedford. Relatives and friends are invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ray’s memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

For online tributes please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com


  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 27, 2019


Raymond B. Dexter

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Bob Crowley

July 24, 2019

Sorry to hear of Rays passing my condolences to the Dexter Family. Bob Crowley

Erin Caton Custadio

July 22, 2019

Angie, Mrs. Dexter, and Marc;
I can not stop thinking about you all. I've been reminiscing about the days of a stocked freezer full of Hood ice cream and so many laughs. Mr. Dexter was always trying to take care of everyone... giant bowls for everyone! Sending you comfort during this difficult time and a reminder that his kindness will never be forgotten.

Diane Araujo Aufiero

July 21, 2019

Dear Carol & Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bob Enos

July 16, 2019

Dear Carol & family,
So very sorry for your loss.
My deepest, heartfelt sympathies to you all!
My prayers & thoughts are with you !
God bless & keep you!

John Foley

July 16, 2019

Angela, so sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking of you lots, and hoping that amazing memories provide some ease to you and your family.

Ariadna Giannelli

July 16, 2019

Angela my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Andre Suescun

July 16, 2019


I'm so sorry for you loss.

Andre (Chummy)

Denese Dorival

July 16, 2019

My sincere condolences to the entire Dexter family. I did not know Ray personally, but knowing his daughter, I know that he must have been an exemplary man. While his presence will definitely be missed, find comfort in the memories you created with him. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Matthew Wilgo

July 16, 2019

My condolences to the Dexter family. I did not personally know Raymond, but I've worked closely with his daughter Angela over the years. If it is any indication Ray raised a wonderful daughter, who is one of the most kind, caring, and giving human beings I know. It speaks highly of Ray as a father.

Grace Centola

July 15, 2019

My sincere condolences to Angela and Stephan, and your family. May your dad rest in peace. You will always have the memories.
Grace Centola