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Raymond E. "Ray" Touchette MORETOWN - Raymond E. “Ray” Touchette, 80, passed away unexpectedly at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Nov. 28, 2018. Ray was born on Feb. 5, 1938, in Stowe, and brought up by his uncle and aunt, Leopaul and Ruth Touchette, along with his cousins Eileen Langdell and Arlene Churchill. He attended Stowe High School and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1956. He served our country for four years, and often talked about his time in Tripoli, Libya. He returned to the United States and completed his four years at the North Concord radar base. Following his military service, he worked at Fairbanks Scales in St. Johnsbury, where he met his wife, Helen (Perkins) Touchette. Helen and Raymond were united in marriage on Dec. 10, 1966, and were happily married for 51 years. Ray had a variety of vocations that included working as a mechanic at George Izzo’s Service Station in Waterbury, as an electrician for GW Parker Electric, and as a dairy farmer for Raphael Lowe in Duxbury. He was also employed in manufacturing at General Electric in Burlington, later in janitorial services at Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury and more recently for Charles O’Brien Cleaning Services. Ray and Helen had one daughter, Kelly (Touchette) Green, whom he nicknamed “Fred.” Ray and “Fred’s” years of hunting and fishing together will be forever cherished. Raymond was a quiet and soft spoken person, with a dry sense of humor. Once you got to know him, he could always put a smile on your face. He always enjoyed watching his “westerns” and laying on his couch taking naps with his best friend, Sport, their Pomeranian. His humming to the tune of Daniel Boone or Andy Griffith was contagious. He loved fishing, hunting in Moscow, and four-wheeler riding in Maine. He was so proud of his two granddaughters and he adored them so, as they were the twinkle in his eyes. He very nicely nicknamed them, Brattnay Mariski and Cheyski (squirt). He was predeceased by his parents Carmi Touchette Sr. and Nettie (Miller) Touchette; his aunt and uncle Leopaul and Ruth Touchette; his brothers Richard Touchette, Carmi Touchette Jr.; his sister, Rebecca Brunton; and his stepsister, Sandy Bedell. He is survived by his wife, Helen Touchette, of Moretown; his daughter, Kelly Green and husband Burton Green Jr., of Moretown; his granddaughter, Brittani (Green) Trombley and husband Scott, of Moretown; his granddaughter, Cheyanne Green, of Moretown; his brother, Ed Touchette Sr. and wife Eileen, of Duxbury; and two stepsisters Sherry Gile and husband Dennis, in Vermont, and Bonnie Montgomery, in Florida. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and some great-great-nieces and -nephews. To honor his wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. He requested to be cremated and there will be a private graveside service in the Spring of 2019 in Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe. Donations may be made in memory of Raymond Touchette to the Waterbury Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 95, Waterbury Center, VT 05677. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit www.perkinsparker.com or the funeral home Facebook page.

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