HAMPDEN - Raymond M. Lord, 85, husband of the late Eleanor B. Lord, passed away, Dec. 10, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. He was born April 25, 1927, in Richmond, the son of Roland and Lillith Lord.
Raymond lived most of his life in Hampden and was a graduate of the Fire Science Program at Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute, Bangor. Raymond was a retired captain from the Hampden Fire Department. Prior to his fire service he worked as a printer at LH Thompson, Brewer. Raymond had many other part-time jobs including airport mall security and was a part-time deputy for Penobscot County Sheriff's Department. Raymond was a lifetime member of Hampden Kiwanis Club and served as lieutenant governor in 1991. He and his wife, Eleanor were foster parents for many years, and was an active member of First Church of the Nazarene, Bangor. Raymond will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Raymond was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Eleanor. Raymond is survived by three sons, Michael Dana Lord and wife, Mary, of St. Augustine, Fla., Andrew Raymond Lord II of Bangor, and Bruce Ogden and partner, Mike Favre, of Wells; four daughters, Beth Ellen Lord of Brewer, Debra Ann Lord Daigle and husband, Scott, of Brewer, Lynnann Muse and husband, Buz, of Edmond, Okla., and Karen Belyea and husband, Daniel, of Bangor; one brother, Everett Lord of Maine; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and by two special friends, Bill Newton and Dottie Meyers. Raymond was predeceased by an infant son, Andrew Raymond Lord I; his parents; two brothers, Lonnie and Lynwood Lord; and one sister, Shirley Lord.
Family and friends may visit 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at First Church of the Nazarene, 1465 Union St., Bangor, with the Rev. Damon Hayward officiating. In honor of Raymond's years of service as a firefighter, all in attendance are requested to wear red. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond. Memorial contributions in Raymond's memory may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, 1465 Union St., Bangor, ME 04401. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through www.hampdengilpatrick.com