TUPPER LAKE — Raymond Berard, 92, of Tupper Lake, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, after a short stay at Mercy Living Center. He is now with the love of his life. Loretta who passed away on Feb. 26, 2012.
Raymond was born April 9, 1926, the son of Celine (Gadway) and Raul Berard. He is one of five siblings. Raymond served in the Unite States Navy during World War II. He married Loretta LaMere on May 24, 1949 and they had 11 children.
Raymond worked at Jones and Laughlin for 20 years until they closed, and then retired from Sunmount DDSO in the Maintenance Dept. Raymond was loved by all that knew of him. He always liked to joke and enjoyed going to the casino.
Raymond is survived by his 11 children: Janice (Dean) McLear, Deborah (Chuck) Benware, Donna (Dale) Parks, Rene (Joy) Berard, Pamela (Jack) Ploski, Trish (Andy) Gagne, Cindy (Dave) Frechette, Mary (Bob) Haack, Richard (Judy) Berard, Carol (Bryan) Baldwin, Jeannie (Gary) Fellows; 23 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Raymond is preceded in death by his parents and four siblings: Al Berard, Len Berard, Bernice (Berard) Salvati and Madeline (Berard) Paul.
Calling Hours are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, July 2 in St. Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake. Burial will be in the St. Alphonsus Cemetery immediately following with full Military Honors.
Friends wishing to remember Raymond may make memorial contributions to the Tupper Lake Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home.