Raymond A. “Ray” Boucher, Sr., age 87, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 1, 2019 at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta. He was born in Augusta, ME on February 21, 1932 a son of the late Alfred and Rosa (Picard) Boucher.
Ray attended Augusta schools and was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.
He was a US Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.
Ray started his career as a pipefitter, working his way up to Superintendent, managing many large scale projects at various paper mills across Maine and Eastern Canada.
He enjoyed travelling to foreign countries and, in later years, wintering in Spain.
Ray was pre-deceased by two brothers: Robert and Richard Boucher and six sisters: Connie Rodrigue, Nancy Champagne, Martha St. Hilaire, Gertrude Chase, Lorraine Levesque and Madeline Levesque.
He is survived by four daughters: Barbara Barker of Farmingdale, Susan Denton and her husband Michael of Foxfire Village, NC, Jean Black and her husband John of Manchester and Marie Whitney of Naples; a son, Raymond Boucher, Jr. and his wife Kathryn of Augusta; a sister, Dorothy Higgins of Augusta; nine grandchildren, several great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his family, Ray leaves behind his best friend, Jeannine Reny of Augusta.
Relatives and friends may visit on Thursday, September 5th from 5-7 PM at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, September 6th at 11 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Western Ave., Augusta. Burial and committal prayers with military honors will be in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta at a later date.
The family requests that donations in Ray’s memory be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.