Raymond L. Bedard
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Pelham, NH - Raymond L. Bedard, 98, of Pelham, N.H., passed away peacefully Thursday, September 12, 2019, in the home of his niece and nephew, Paula (Bedard) and Martin Socha, where he received loving care for the past few years.
He was the husband of the late Pauline (Tessier) Bedard of Lawrence, Mass., who died in 1990.
Born in Pelham, December 18, 1920, he was a son of the late Arthur and Georgiana (Rondeau) Bedard.
A World War II veteran, he proudly served his country.
After the war he held many jobs, he only recently retired from Pelham Building Supply after 30 years. Ray's greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends. He was adored by all who knew him.
Raymond is survived by his two daughters Gail Wise of Springfield, Mo., and Diane Bedard of Ogden, Utah; his son Gary Bedard of Victorville, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Chris, Tod, Raymond, Justin, Benjamin, Katie, Bethany, Charity, Desiree and Jennifer; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers Ronald Bedard and his wife Roberta and Arthur Bedard Jr., all of Pelham, N.H.; three sisters Carmen Nical of Lawrence, Mass., Jacqueline and her husband Philippe Blanchette of Pelham, N.H., and Muriel Paradis of Canterbury, N.H.; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Rene, Emile, Dicky and Skee Bedard; and sisters Rena Cayer, Lorraine Bergeron, Germaine McConnachie, Simone Greenwood and Gertrude Dionne. And also his companion for several years, Shirley Dowd.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial funeral Mass., on Wednesday morning at St. Patrick Church in Pelham at 11 a.m. (Please meet at church). Burial of his ashes to follow at the Gibson Cemetery, Pelham, N.H. E-condolences/directions at www.pelhamfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in his memory to the St. Patrick Church Bereavement Committee, 12 Main St., Pelham, NH 03076. Arrangements by the Pelham Funeral Home, 603-635-3333.
Published on September 16, 2019


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Nadine Bergeron-Nutt
Sep 18, 2019
Uncle Ray will be missed tremendously. Paula and Martin, you have been incredible and Uncle Ray was blessed to have you. He was an icon and touched so many hearts.
Remember all the good memories - forever.
Roland andJeannine
Sep 16, 2019
Love you Paula and Martin in giving Raymond a place in your home .Raymond left this world in peace and comfort .