TEMPLETON - Raymond A. Kennedy, 85, of 851 Patriots Road, died peacefully at his residence, Thursday, April 6, 2017 with his family at his side.
He was born in Winchendon on December 21, 1931, son of the late Waino and Hilda (Johnson) Maijala and lived in Templeton for many years.
Ray was a member of the Teamsters Union and drove a truck many years for various trucking companies. He had also worked as a bus driver for New Englander Coach and had worked for the Town of Templeton as a municipal worker. He retired from Aubuchon Hardware.
Ray proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. An avid golfer , Ray was a member of Winchendon Golf Club and Ellinwood Country Club. He was also a member of Eugene M. Connor Post #193 American Legion. For several years he and his late wife enjoyed spending winters in Florida.
His wife of 59 years, Frances L. (Fitzpatrick) Kennedy, died in 2014. He leaves two children, Raymond A. Kennedy Jr and his wife Rochelle of Baldwinville and Sharron L. Kennedy of Gardner; six grandchildren, Justin Bourque, Angela Morse, Samantha Lovell, Cory Kennedy, Cera Bassett and Michelle McCrillis; a son-in-law Raymond Parker; three great grandchildren, Julianna McCrillis, Abigail MacFarlane and Emily MacFarlane; three step grandchildren, Jessica Langlais, Jennifer Langlais and Crystal Kafer; one great granddaughter Novalie Bourque, a sister, Janice Hooten and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Karen M. Parker; three brothers, Richard Kennedy, Martin Kennedy and Joseph Maijala.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 11 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. Calling hours will precede the funeral from 9 to 11 A.M. Sunday.
Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center, 275 Nichols Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420.