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Dr. Raymond Lord, 88

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Dr. Raymond Edward Lord, DMD, 88, died peacefully on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Berkshire Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Adams, Mass., on August 31, 1931,to Jules and Winifred (Parkhurst) Lord. Dr. Lord graduated from the former Adams Memorial High School and from the University of Massachusetts. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Tufts Medical School in Boston in 1962.

Dr. Lord was a decorated veteran of the Korean Conflict as an Airman with the United States Air Force. He operated his family dentistry in North Adams for many years. He was the founder of the McCann High School Dental Hygiene Program, where he served as the former director and as an Instructor. He served as a corporator for the Board of Trustees at the former North Adams State College and MCLA for many years. He was also a long time member of the North Adams Redevelopment Authority.

Dr. Lord was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in North Adams, Mass. He was a lover of nature and an avid mushroom picker accompanied by his dog Heidi. He also had a deep appreciation for the arts. This appreciation was shown through his love of music, playing his piano, making jewelry, painting, artistry and reading. Above all this, his family was his first love and priority. Dr. Lord will always be remembered as a humble, generous and kind man and a champion for humanity.

Lord is survived by his wife, Rose Marie (Mazzu) Lord, whom he married at the former St. Anthony of Padua Church in North Adams on July 19, 1959. He leaves his children, Raymond Edward Lord Jr. and his wife Helen of Goffstown, N.H., Maribeth Lord Garner of North Adams, Mass., and John Mark Lord of North Adams, Mass.; his six grandchildren, Lindsey Lord, Bailey Lord, Tyler Lord, Mitchell Garner, Christian Garner and Brianna Lord; his great-granchildren Payten and RyLynn; and several nieces and nephews.

Lord was predeceased by his siblings Francis “Frank” Lord, Louis Lord, John Lord and Patricia Michaud.

Funeral notice: Services for Dr. Lord are private. There will be a burial in Southview Cemetery with Military Honors by the United States Air Force. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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I remember when Dad and Uncle Jules would talk at the table about when the kids were young. Then Dad would say how he would go into the house and give Aunt Winnie a hard time. I think that I meant Raymond a few times but when he would she Dad or Mom he always acknowledged them and all the family. He was a very nice man, caring. He will be missed prayers hugs love to your family . Raymond you will be missed Mom, Dad Uncle Phil and Mildred will be there to greet you. Uncle Phil will say he has no teeth for you. Prayers
from: Robbin Parkhurst Frenier on: 10-25-2019

Rose So sorry for your loss your husband was not only my dentist but my friend my prayers are with you and your family BOB
from: ROBERT NICHOLSon: 10-24-2019

Rose and family, I am saddened to hear of Dr. Lord's passing. He was my dentist for many years and I always enjoyed hearing him tell stories of when he and my dad were growing up in Adams. I found out that my dad taught him how to whistle. I saw him over the summer at Pedrin's and it was heartwarming to see his warm, beautiful smile. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
from: Denise Gregoireon: 10-24-2019

Ray Lord was a wonderful dentist and an all round great guy. Besides having me for a patient, he also had my husband, my son, and my dad. He made the time go by so quickly with his many entertaining stories. It was hard not to laugh even though my mouth was full of gauze. He had gone to school with my mother in law and told me how he used to dip her pigtails in the inkwell. I donít know if this was true or not, but she refused to go to him because of all of his schoolboy antics. I always left his office smiling and not just because he did a good job cleaning my teeth. God bless you, Dr. Lord. I know you are going to continue to make people laugh with your funny stories in Heaven.
from: Karen Koehleron: 10-22-2019

To John and family, please accept my deepest condolences
from: Peter J Oleskiewiczon: 10-22-2019

For many years Dr. Lord was my dentist growing up. God Speed to his family.
from: Michael Gladuon: 10-21-2019

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
from: Shari on: 10-21-2019

Thank you Dr Lord for many years of dental care. Your professional and kind manner was appreciated. My sympathies to your family.
from: Jon wilkon: 10-21-2019

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
from: Shari on: 10-21-2019 Text Ads

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