Raymond Aime Larochelle, 63, of Pepperell, MA passed away peacefully at his home on March 9, 2018 due to complications from Leukemia, after previously being in remission from throat cancer for 10 years.
Ray was born on July 20, 1954 in Lowell, MA to Raymond and Theresa (Paré) Larochelle. He graduated from Lowell Vocational School in 1972. He was employed by various printing companies then opened a very successful printing company, Weston Printing, located in Weston, MA. After owning the company for fifteen years, he retired in January 2017. In his retirement, Ray stayed busy working part-time for Dee Bus Company and Security for New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Ray enjoyed being outdoors, traveling, and riding his Harley. He belonged to the local Harley chapters in Nashua and Leominster. He loved sports and was an avid NASCAR fan. He especially loved spending time with family and friends.
Ray is survived by his companion and love of his life, Jill Morlan, his two daughters Rhonda Newton and her husband Alton “Butch” Newton, of Trinity, FL, Holly Boisvert and her husband Matthew Boisvert of Nashua, NH, and his son Raymond “Alex” Larochelle of Pepperell, MA. Ray is also survived by his six grandchildren Alysha, Tyler, Zander, Jaylyn, Mathew and Lauren.
In addition, Ray is survived by his mother Theresa (Paré) Larochelle of Lowell, MA. He is also survived by siblings Donna Lefebre, Richard Larochelle, Ronald Larochelle, Denise Dubois, all of Lowell, Darelene Larochelle and Robert Larochelle of Nashua, Deborah Mendoca of Dracut, Diane Shanley of Chelmsford, and Roger Larochelle of Pelham.
Ray was predeceased by his father Raymond Larochelle and his grandparents.
A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held in his memory March 23rd, 2018 at the Pepperell VFW Post #3291, 55 Leighton St., Pepperell, MA from 6 PM - 11PM. A brief service will take place at 6PM, with a reception to follow. He wanted to have a celebration to honor his life, and for his family and friends to share memories and experiences. Please see www.mcgaffiganfuneral.com