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GARDNER - Raymond A. Bussiere, 69, of Gardner, formerly of Winchendon and Athol, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, April 19, 2018 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Gardner, with his family at his side.
He was born in Peterborough, NH on June 3, 1948, son of the late Wilfred and Mariette (Berger) Bussiere, attended Murdock High School and lived in Winchendon and Athol for most of his life.
Ray had worked as an assembler at Simplex Time Recorder at one time. He enjoyed hunting with his friend Bob, fishing and following the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and NASCAR.
He leaves his children, Raymond Whipple and his wife Kim of Manchester, NH, Nichole Martin of Athol, Stacy Hartwell and her husband Scott of Ware, MA, Amanda Bussiere and her boyfriend David of Gardner, Adam Bussiere and his girlfriend Elizabeth of Athol; a stepdaughter Jackie Young of Chicago; three brothers, Michael Bussiere and his wife Barbara of Winchendon, John Bussiere and his wife Marilyn of Winchendon and Keith Bussiere and his wife Darlene of Winchendon; five sisters, Jeannine Whitaker and her husband Bruce of Winchendon, Doreen Herr of Winchendon, Suzanne Schaefer and her husband Duane of Indiana, Denise Thibault and her husband Alan of Nevada and Brenda Klinger and her husband Fred of Texas; 10 grandchildren, one great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. A sister, Nancy Duffy, preceded him in death.
A Celebration of Life will be held in July at a day and time to be announced.
Memorial donations may be made to GVNA Hospice, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.