Raymond FloodApril 19,2014
BARRE — Raymond A. Flood, 79, of Farwell Street, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin surrounded by his loving family.
Born on March 29, 1935, in Fletcher, he was the son of Gordon and Rose (Meacham) Flood. He attended school in Fletcher.
In May 1956, Raymond married Ruby “Polly” LaForest. They made their home in Barre. She died on July 25, 1983.
In earlier years, he worked at a plywood factory in Barre and for the Central Vermont Railroad. He went on to work in the granite industry as a lumper for Williamson Polishing and later for Granite Importers, both in Barre. He retired due to ill health.
Raymond enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He loved going to flea markets and yard sales and was known as “Mr. Fiesta” in the flea market trade.
Survivors include his children, Rose Mary Lessard and her husband, Daniel, of South Barre, Dianah Guyett, of Enosburg Falls, Peter Flood and his wife, Diana, Laurie Hutchins and her husband, Allen, all of Barre, and Paul Flood, of South Ryegate, and his companion, Barb Druge, of Barre; son-in-law Doug Guyett, of Barre; his grandchildren, Rocksan Lessard, Mandi Moulton, Francis Guyett, Ann Guyett, Stacy Flood, Misty Bubar, Ronald Flood, Wannetta Carr, Cody Flood and Brandon Flood; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Leland Flood, and his wife, Sandy, of Braintree; a sister, Elsie Dubois, of Williamstown; a lifelong friend, John Messier, and his wife, Betty; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his companion, Esther Mary Lussier; brothers Albert, Dave, Melvin, Ralph, Richard and Lawrence Flood; and sister Violet Morway.
His funeral service and the celebration of his life will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Interment will take place in the Hope Cemetery in Barre.
Family and friends may call on Monday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with the service following.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495 or to the American Arthritis Foundation, 6 Chenell Drive, Suite 260, Concord, NH 03301.
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