Raymond W. Gosselin 1933 -2022
Updated: Jan 6
Raymond W. Gosselin, 88, Passed away on January 4, 2022 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Ray was born on January 17, 1933 in Southampton, he was the son of George and Aurora (Courchesne) Gosselin. Ray was raised in Southampton on College Hwy. At the age of 14 he left home to School with the religious order of S.V.D., Devine Word Seminary. After that he served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Belvoir in Virginia during the Korea War. While serving he met his wife Rose Mary (Link), they were happy to share 57 years of marriage together until her passing in 2014.
He worked at the Western Mass Hospital in Westfield and was the Director of Plant Operations. Ray was a Communicant of the former Notre Dame Church where he also served as an altar server. He later transitioned to the Our Lady of the Valley Parish where he also was an alter server. He was a member of the American Legion Dalton LaVallee Post 224. Both Raymond and Rose Mary helped any one in need by welcoming them into their home.
He was predeceased by his wife Rose Mary (Link) Gosselin. He will be dearly missed by his son James Gosselin and his wife Diane of Southampton, along with their children; Becky and Bert Mayer, Michelle and Jake Hagelstein and great grandson Noah. Son William “Billy” Moynihan of Easthampton and his children; Dakotah, Landyn and Trenten. His brother George Gosselin of Southampton and a sister Doris Huntley of Southampton. He was predeceased by his twin brother Roger Gosselin, Normand Gosselin, Francis Gosselin and Gerald Frazier and sisters Lucille Laflam and Claire Carey. He was known as Uncle Ray to his many nieces and nephews.
His funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 11th, beginning at 9 AM from the Boucher-O’Brien Funeral Home 7 Pleasant St. Easthampton with a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Valley Parish for 10 AM, burial with military honors will follow in Saint Stanislaus Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Monday January 10th from 5 to 7 PM.
Please make memorial contributions to the Our Lady of the Valley Parish Fund.