Hampton, NH — Raymond Sheehan, 88, of Hampton, died on Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Exeter Hospital.
Mr. Sheehan was born in South Lawrence, Mass., in 1925, and was the son of the late Thomas J. F. and Alice B. (Simmers) Sheehan. He was a 1943 graduate of Lawrence Central Catholic High School, and a 1950 graduate of St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., where he received his bachelor's degree in business management. He had resided in Hampton since 1972, coming from Lawrence.
A veteran of World War II, he served as a Sergeant in the Army’s Quartermaster Corps, and participated in the Normandy Invasion.
He worked many years as a sales engineer for AMETEK and Craig Supply, both companies dealing in commercial laundry and dry cleaning equipment and supplies. He also was the founder of the Pride & Joy Diaper Service, and was quality control manager for the Hospital Laundry Association of Boston.
Mr. Sheehan was a communicant of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, a member and past president the Holy Name Society, the St. Vincent dePaul Society, and the mens' choir. He ran the St. Vincent dePaul Soup Kitchen on C Street at Hampton Beach, from 1990 to 2000, with his late wife, Gerry. He served as institutional representative for Troop 18 in Lawrence, and Troop 177, Hampton, Boy Scouts of America, and coordinated scout religious training. He was also a member of Hampton’s American Legion Post 35.
He was the husband of the late Geraldine P. (McGrail) Sheehan, who died in 2002.
Family members include two sons, Kevin M. Sheehan and his wife, Jean, and Neil P. Sheehan, all of Hampton; five grandchildren, Neil, Matthew, Kelly, Angela, and Cathleen; his great-grandson, Trevor; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was also predeceased by his brother, Thomas T.F. Sheehan Jr., and sister, Pearl T. McAtamney.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, September 18, at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., on Thursday, at St. Elizabeth Church, Route 1A, Seabrook Beach. Burial will be follow in the High Street Cemetery, Hampton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. The family requests that flowers please be omitted. If desired, donations may be made to the St. Vincent dePaul Society, 289 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842.
Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Ray’s memorial Web site, sign the tribute wall, or for directions.