Raymond M. Kennedy

Jan 02, 2014
Raymond M. Kennedy

Waldoboro — Raymond Melvin Kennedy, 84, passed away peacefully at Quarry Hill in Camden Jan. 1, 2014, with his loving family by his side.

He was born March 11, 1929, in Waldoboro, one of nine children of Guy and Mildred Creamer Kennedy. Growing up in Waldoboro, he attended local schools there. He later attended schools at SMVTI in Portland and also General Motors Training in Dedham, Mass. He worked at Harold C. Ralph Chevrolet as a mechanic for 20 years. He worked 26 years as Transportation Supervisor for School Administrative District 40, during his time there he was awarded bus driver of the year in 1998. His skills were not only in the automotive field but he also graduated from the Police Academy in 1981 and served as a reserve police officer for the town of Waldoboro for 24 years.

In his downtime he enjoyed staying at his cottage on Damariscotta Lake. His favorite thing to do was restoring antique cars. There didn’t seem to be one that he couldn’t fix. He was affiliated with the Orff’s Corner Community Church since their reopening. He was a very active and well known member of the church community.

Ray was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years, Josephine Kennedy; and seven siblings. He is survived by one sister Violet Pendexter and her husband Alfred Pendexter of Groton, Conn.; two daughters Brenda Dever and husband Roger of Waldoboro, Sandra Ball and husband Robert of Bristol; three grandchildren Jamie Dever of Waldoboro, Erica Stevens and husband Casey of Newcastle, Katie Jones of Boston; six great-grandchildren Trever, Elle, Emme, Nelsen, Braelyne Stevens and Logan Dever.

He is also survived by sister-in-laws Eva McClain, Ruth Higgins, Winnie Johnson and Dotty Goff and husband Richard.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was very well taken care of by the many special people at Quarry Hill where he spent the last 18 months and the family will always be thankful for the care provided to their dad and for treating him like a member of the family.

A time of visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home 949 Main St., Waldoboro. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. at the Orff’s Corner Community Church Route, 32 North Waldoboro with Pastor Bob Bellows Officiating. Burial will take place at Orff’s Corner Cemetery in the spring.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Orff’s Corner Community Church or the Orff’s Corner Cemetery.

You are invited to share your condolences, memories, and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements trusted to Hall Funeral Home of Waldoboro.

Comments (1)
Posted by: ricky a harlow | Jan 02, 2014 15:31

Seeing Rays smile when walking into Quarry Hill always made my day ! Only knew Ray for a short time ,but my Mom and I fell in love with him. He and I were going dancing . Rest in peace Ray you will be missed. With Deepest Sympathy and LOVE to his family. Ginny and Joan

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