Londonderry, NH — Raymond H. Chenard, 79, of Londonderry, N.H., passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the Elliot Hospital, Manchester, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 17, 1933, in Lawrence, Mass., a son of the late Vilmont and Alice (Lemay) Chenard. Raymond proudly served his country with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Cardinal Health in Peabody, Mass., in 1995, previously working for Frank C. Meyer Co. and Phil Murray Co. in Lawrence, Mass. In his early years, he was a great tennis player. In 2004, he moved from Methuen, Mass., to Londonderry, N.H., where he made many close friends with whom he enjoyed playing cards, bowling, and attending social gatherings at the Forest Hills of Londonderry Clubhouse. He also enjoyed cruising and traveling to Aruba and Las Vegas. Most of all, he enjoyed many happy hours with his 10 grandchildren who will always cherish their wonderful memories of “Grampa Chenard.”
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Gertrude (Walsh) Chenard of Londonderry; three daughters, Lisa Wojtas and her husband Michael of Salem, N.H., Linda Nickerson of Hudson, N.H., and Christine Soucy and her husband Alan of Georgetown, Mass.; his ten grandchildren, Monica, Jenna, Michaela, Brianna, Derek, Alex, Nicole, Victoria, Shaun, and Stephen; two great-grandchildren, Haylee and Aleeah; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Michael R. Chenard and his brother, Normand Chenard.
ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial calling hours will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013, from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Private family burial will take place at a later date in Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen, Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.