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Raymond F. Lemoine, 97

ADAMS, Mass. - Raymond F. Lemoine, 97, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4, with his family by his side.

Ray was born in Adams on August 4, 1926, son of Peter Lemoine and Antoinette Leonard Lemoine. He attended Adams schools. Ray served in the U.S. Army from 1944-46 as a radio operator in the Signal Corps. for joint assault operations. After his discharge, he graduated from Drury High School.

In 1951 he married Jean Ernst at St. Mary’s Church in Pittsfield. Ray worked at Arnold Print Works for 35 years as an engraver. He was also a real estate broker, owning his own business. His last employment was in the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District as the maintenance supervisor.

He always said that was his most satisfying work, being around the students. He was a lifetime member of the Civic Club and a former senior vice commander of the American Legion. Ray loved people and sports. Everyone who knew Ray loved him, and he loved them back. He was coach and president of the Adams Church League, coached the Kostka team in softball, played softball for the DeBlois Market (where he set a league record of two home runs in a single inning and tied another by hitting three in one game) and Commercial St. Café teams, as well as various basketball teams.

He was a communicant of the Church of Pope John Paul the Great (Notre Dame), at various times serving on the church council and building committees. He leaves eight children: Stephen, Jerry (Monica) Ron (Pete), Allan (Laura), Chris (Barb), Ray (Johna), Carolyn (Gerry), Noelle (Bruce), many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Jean, and his two sisters Stella Kondel and Theresa Comeau.

The Lemoine family would like to give special thanks to his Home Instead caregiver, Pam Chenail, and all the neighbors on Country Club Ave., whom dad considered family.

The funeral procession will form at the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St. Adams on Friday, May 10th at 10:00 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM in Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs Church, Adams.

Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery, Adams. Calling hours are Thursday from 5 to 7 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pop Cares, PO Box 482, Williamstown, MA 01267, or online at

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To the Lemoine family. I was so sorry to hear of your dad death. He was such a nice man. Our families grew up together and your dad and mom were so nice to my brothers and myself. Such friendly neighbors and we had a lot of good times. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Debbie Duval
from: Debbie Alibozek Duvalon: 05-20-2024

AL, Chris and the whole family. I always looked up to and respected both of your Parents. I am so sorry for your loss.
from: Pete Barrowon: 05-12-2024

so sorry to hear your cousin Ann Marie Seney Morris
from: ANN M MORRISon: 05-10-2024

Very sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Such a kind and truly interesting man. May he rest in peace.
from: Jeri Beckwithon: 05-09-2024

Noelle and family - Carey and I were so sad to learn this news. You are in our thoughts.
from: Mary Dettloffon: 05-09-2024

I am sorry for your loss.
Jennie Pierce
from: Jennie Pierceon: 05-09-2024

So sorry to hear of Rays passing. I worked with Ray in the engraving room at Arnold Print for many years. Absolutely one of the nicest guys i ever met! And laugh! OMG,he was so funny! His favorite line was" sum a na bitch". Iv'e thought of him often over the years and hoped he was well. Thank Ray for enriching my life...
from: Jim Wolfeon: 05-08-2024

I'm so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Sending my sincere condolences to the Lemoine Family. Ray was such a wonderful gentleman. I had many talks with him when he was employed with the school system as well as in my former neighborhood on Melrose St / Gilead St. He always had a smile and always had time to talk. He was an angel in disguise & a true blessing to know. The world lost one of the kindest, loving people I've known.
from: Donna Malloyon: 05-07-2024

Noelle and family, We are so sorry to hear of "Big Ray's" passing. He was a wonderful guy.
Always had a smile when we saw him. Our thoughts are with you.
from: Kevin&Shannonon: 05-07-2024

Noelle and family, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
from: Bob and Donna Witherellon: 05-07-2024

We are saddened to hear of Ray’s passing. Such a nice man. You were all truly blessed with a wonderful dad. May he Rest in Peace and may all your beautiful memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
from: Mike & Heather Lemoineon: 05-07-2024