DRACUT- Raymond J. Riopelle, 85, a lifelong resident of E. Chelmsford, until he moved to Dracut in 2001 died peacefully, Monday, December 4th, at the Westford House, in Westford, Ma. He was the beloved husband of Carol L. (Leighton) Riopelle.
Raymond was born in Chelmsford, on March 1, 1932, the son of the late Gladys (Johnson) and Harry Riopelle. Raymond enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country during the Korean Conflict.
In his younger years Raymond was a pig farmer, but more recently he was a paver for the JF and JM Harrington Company. He also spent the cold New England winters plowing for the State of Massachusetts, because he loved being outdoors. He enjoyed his weekend rides to the beach and watching the auto races.
Raymond is survived by and will be deeply missed by his four children: Susan and Lisa Riopelle both of Dracut, Lori Gifford of Nashua, NH and Raymond C. Riopelle of Lowell. He also leaves his brother Joseph Riopelle of Florida, two grandchildren Randi Lee and Emily, two great grandchildren, Arya and Jade, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He is predeceased by Arthur Riopelle and Dorothy Koyutis.
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