Raymond F. Bedard, 86, of Mansfield, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at home.
He was the husband of the late Dorothy J.(Goyea) Bedard who died March 7, 2009. Mr. and Mrs. Bedard were wed Feb. 28, 1948.
Born in Fall River March 7, 1926, he was son of the late Adelard and Catherine (Fitzgerald) Bedard.
Ray spent his early childhood living in Boston. At age 10, his family moved to Foxborough where he continued growing up and was a graduate of Foxboro High School. During WWII, he served his country as a member of the United States Navy. He later graduated from Northeastern University.
Prior to retiring, Mr. Bedard was employed for 40 years at the Foxboro Co. Throughout his career he worked at both plants in Foxborough and East Bridgewater and retired as a project manager. He was also a member of the Foxboro Co. 40 year club.
Ray was a model plane enthusiast and a member of the Lazy Loopers Flying Club in Wrentham. He was also a member of the Foxboro YMCA and was a former Ham Radio Operator.
Mr. Bedard was an avid New England Patriots fan and for many years was a season ticket holder. He was very up to date on current affairs and enjoyed engaging in a good political conversation.
He and his late wife Dorothy enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad and spending the winter months in Florida. He had made his home in Mansfield for over 60 years.
He is survived by his daughters Valerie J. Terenzi and her husband Ed of Mansfield and Donna M. Jackson and her husband Ray of Norton; his brother Joseph Bedard of Pennsylvania; his grandchildren Kristen Masiello and her husband Jason, Jennifer Izzo and her husband Dan, Paul Terenzi and his wife Jaime, Brian Jackson and his wife Kelly and Kelly Jackson and her partner Rachael Guay; and his great- grandchildren, Jess, Derek, Ryenne, Will, Nolan, Alex and Marissa.
Funeral Services by Sherman & Jackson Funeral HomeBurial with military honors will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.
In lieu of flowers, Raymond’s family has requested that donations in his memory be made to the Salvation Army,281 Main St., Brockton, MA 02301.