Donald Raymond

Donald Raymond, 87, passed away on April 16th at AdviniaCare in Wilmington, MA due to complications of COVID-19. He was born on June 16, 1932 in New Bedford, MA and was the son of the late Lena (Cormier) and William Raymond. In 1955, Donald married Carol Joan Raymond and celebrated 61 years of marriage prior to her death in 2017. He lived in the New Bedford area for most of his life and spent his later years in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his wife Carol, daughters Donna and Christine and by his son-in-law Joseph Michael Noble.
Donald is survived by his children: son, Michael D. Raymond and his wife Cynthia; daughters, Coleen (Raymond) Noble, Anne Raymond, and Michelle (Raymond) Bray and her husband Terence. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Ida Raymond.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren: Matthew, Christopher, Renee and Megan and his great-grandchild, Ian. He loved listening to big-band music, playing bingo, gardening, being with his pets and playing the lottery. Donald worked for Alden Corporation in New Bedford for 42 years until his retirement in 1990.
Donald was a veteran of the Korean War where he was awarded the Bronze Star, United Nations Service and National Defense Service medals.
He leaves an emptiness in many hearts and in its place remain many wonderful memories.

Funeral services will be held at a later date in his hometown of New Bedford, Massachusetts due to current gathering restrictions.


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  1. Michelle Bray on April 22, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Dad, you touched our hearts and will always hold a special place in them. We will always remember your smile and gentle ways. We are so grateful for all the precious memories we have to cherish. May God bless you now and forever. Michelle, Terry & family

  2. Anne Spelas on April 22, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Uncle Donald you will be missed.I will remember all the cookouts and fireworks at your house in New Bedford. Love your niece Anne 🙂

  3. Niece Debbie on April 22, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Dearest Uncle Donald, I am so happy that I was able to spend time with you and know now that you are at peace and free of pain. You will always have a special place in my heart as my Godfather. Give Aunt Carol a big hug for me.

    Love you always,
    Debbie and Mel

  4. Mike & Cindy on April 22, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Dad… We love you so much! And will always miss you & mom. So many precious, beautiful memories growing up & into adulthood. From Cindy… A wonderful father-in-law …accepting my boys into your family meant the world to me and they think the world of you! May you be at peace and happily reunited with Carol and the girls for all eternity…We love & miss you dearly…

  5. Robert nmi Gonsalves on April 22, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Hey Donald, See you on the other side, fellow veteran brother in law Bob

  6. Joann Nye on April 23, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    So Sorry to Hear about the Loss of Donald.
    I will always remember him as the nicest and pleasant person. My sympathies go out to Michael, Coleen, Anne & Michelle and their Families. Love you, Joann & Nathan Nye

  7. Mark "Gonzo" Gonsalves on April 23, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Uncle Donald, you guidance and smile will be missed. The kindness and insight you showed a tempremental child in one of the darkest times will never be forgotten. Love always wins.

  8. Steven Winfield on April 24, 2020 at 11:44 am

    It has been too long since I last saw my Uncle, but I have very fond memories of both Uncle Donald and Aunt Carol. To Michael, Coleen, Anne & Michelle, may the Good Lord Hold you and Comfort you during these times.
    Steven & family

  9. Sandy Quadros Bowles on April 24, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    I don’t recall ever seeing Mr. Raymond without a smile. I am so sorry for my dear friend Coleen and for the entire family. May your memories bring you comfort.

  10. Dennis Raymond on April 24, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Uncle I have many memories growing up. I can remember the talks and laughs I had with you and my dad. My condolences to you Michael, Coleen, Anne & Michelle. God bless an stay safe. Dennis & Diane Raymond

    Auntie Ida wishes her condolences to all of your families. Peace be with you and god bless. Ida Raymond

  11. John and Dianne Baylis on May 1, 2020 at 12:53 am

    Rest In Peace Mr. Raymond, I had the pleasure of working with your son Michael for the past 19 years and you can be proud of him . He is a good man and a good friend. I miss him very much and will always think of him and the challenges we were always up against during our work. Mike was always there for me . He spoke of his dad over the years and I wish him all the strength that he may need to get thru this tough time . God bless and Rest In Peace John and Dianne Baylis

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