PALMYRA - Raymond Alfred Fletcher Sr., 75, died unexpectedly March 19, 2014, at home with his son and wife by his side. He was born March 23, 1938, in Burnham, a son of Ralph and Katrina (Young) Fletcher.
He was a longtime employee of Agway before moving to Florida. There he worked for 23 years for Ocean Properties Limited. Ray met the love of his life, Coreine, in 1964 at Shorette's Diner in Newport. Together they had two beautiful children, and because of their love, brought another child into their lives, Laura Henry. He enjoyed taking his family camping around Maine and New Hampshire. He also enjoyed woodworking.
In addition to his wife of Palmyra, he is survived by two children, Robin Fletcher of Waterville, and Ray Jr. and wife, Nichole, of Plymouth; his grandchildren, David Fletcher of Southington, Conn., Lindsay and Josh Nutter of Plymouth, and Ryan and Jason Henry of Detroit; two siblings; his twin brother, Robert of Albion; and his sister, Bessie Luce of Troy; a sister-in-law, Violeta Stone of Oakland; and his loving Maine Coon cat, Pansy. Ray was predeceased by three brothers, Carlton, Herbert, and Lynn Fletcher; and by a sister, Vicki Bickford.
Graveside committal services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, at Palmyra Village Cemetery with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.