Raymond E. Martin

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Hartland - Raymond E. Martin, 85, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital. He was born May 14, 1933 in Hartland, a son of Ervin and Vivian (Cookson) Martin. He graduated from Hartland Academy in 1951 and the University of Maine in Orono in 1955, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry. He was a fraternity brother at Alpha Tau Omega.

Following graduation, Raymond began his varied self-employed career in the logging and pulp industry. He then transitioned into a construction business that served the local area and took him to various communities across the state of Maine. He spent the remainder of his career working for the town of Hartland before retiring in 1995.

Raymond enjoyed hunting and fishing in the local area and occasionally joined others for trips to more remote locations. All such adventures, whether local or beyond, contributed many "outdoor tales" his family and friends have enjoyed repeating over the years. He loved the camping life and will be remembered for his very large evening campfires where family and friends would always congregate. Although he wasn't an avid cook, his freshly made biscuits were always a request whenever any of the family were visiting. He had a lifelong love of baseball, playing throughout his youth and into college, and later in life trying to coach the Red Sox through the TV. He is at rest knowing they are World Champs once again!

Raymond believed in community service and served on the Board of Directors for MSAD 48 and the Sebasticook Valley Hospital. The 1990 Town of Hartland Annual Report bestowed the Citizens' Award upon him "in appreciation for his many years of service and dedication to the community". He was a member and Past Master of Corinthian Lodge # 0095 in Hartland, a member of the Ira Berry Chapter # 57 Royal Arch Masons and a Past Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star # 189.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 ½ years, Beverly Neal Martin; his children and their spouses, Jerry and Kathleen Martin, Daniel and Becky Martin, and Nancy and Michael Temple; seven grandchildren, Christopher and wife Diane Martin, Kaili and her husband Ian Dilts, Ashleigh and husband Daniel Hansberger, Alex and wife Lauren Temple, Samantha Martin, Danielle and husband Collier Anderson, and Tyler Martin; seven great grandchildren, Joshua, Harrison, Gage, Stella, William, Kayla and Susannah; as well as several nieces and nephews. Raymond was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Selden and Gerald; and a great-granddaughter, Lillian.

Spring graveside committal services will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland in the summer of 2019. Memorial donations may be made to the Hartland Public Library, 16 Mill Street, Hartland, ME 04943. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
Published on February 26, 2019
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Deborah Tapley
Feb 28, 2019
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Raymond was a great person and we have many special memories over the years of “get togethers” and events. With deepest sympathy, Estelle, Debbie and Shari
Deborah Tapley
Feb 28, 2019
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Raymond was a great person and we have many special memories over the years of “get togethers” and events. With deepest sympathy, Estelle, Debbie and Shari
Don Hill
Feb 28, 2019
Beverly, I am sorry to read of Raymond's passing, he was a good man, well respected and liked by all, I included. He made a difference.
CROSBY AND NEAL FUNERAL HOME
Feb 26, 2019