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HOULTON - Sylvio I. Raymond, 71, died January 2, 2015 at home with family by his side. He was born March 22, 1943 in Westbrook. The son of Sylvio Sr. and Thelma (Pomeroy) Raymond, the family soon after moved to Fort Kent.

When his father returned home from the service his family moved to Houlton and purchased Chadwick's Florist. Sylvio worked many hours in the family business. He served in the Army in Korea and the Dominican Republic from 1964-1966 in the finance corp. He returned to Maine and attended Husson College from which he graduated with honors in 1968. He received a MBA from the University of Detroit. He worked at Ford Motor Company in finance and purchasing for 22 years, traveling to Europe, Mexico and South America. He also worked for Trico Products for 3 years and Rockwell Automotive for additional 3 years, becoming and executive in each company. He retired to Houlton in 1998. In 2001 he and his wife opened the Animal Hospital of Houlton and Sylvio became the practice manager.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Laurel Pinales; 2 sons, Tim and his wife, Jill of Tucson AZ and Sylvio Raymond III of Phoenix AZ; 2 grandchildren, Daniel "Danny" and Sylvio Joseph "Joey"; 4 siblings, Mary Beaulieu and her husband, Francis of Rutland, VT, Pat Fisher of Farmingdale, Paul Raymond and Mike Raymond and his wife, Sharon, all of Houlton; a step son, Peter Gutenberg of San Diego, CA; many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6th at St. Mary's of the Visitation where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. with Father Dave Raymond celebrant. A full military detail will be present. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the charity of one's choice. A time of fellowship and remembrance will be held immediately following at the Horn of Plenty restaurant. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com
Published on  January 3, 2015
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