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Raymond A. Poisson
  • December 21, 1939
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  • July 17, 2022

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On Sunday July 17, 2022, Raymond A. Poisson, age 82 passed peacefully at home in Summerfield, FL surrounded by his family after battling bladder cancer.

Raymond is survived by his wife Claudette Poisson after celebrating their 61st anniversary. He is survived by his daughter Michelle Poisson of Woonsocket, RI, and Renee Lemay and her husband Paul of Summerfield, FL. He has a grandson Jonathan Lemay and his wife Danielle of North Smithfield, RI and a granddaughter Stephanie Lemay and her fiancé Joshua Masse of North Smithfield, RI. He also has a great granddaughter Madelyn of North Smithfield, RI. His two sisters Florence St. Pierre and her husband Armand and Lucille Poisson and her husband Richard along with many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in his passing by his parents Henri J. Poisson and Laura D. Poisson, his son Marc Poisson, His sister Therese Perron, and two brothers Albert Poisson and Arthur Poisson.

Raymond was born on December 21, 1939, in Manville, RI. He worked for many years at Dunne Ford in Providence, RI as an Auto-body repair technician ending his career at Bernier’s Auto Sales in Woonsocket, RI.

Raymond was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of St. James Church in Manville, RI. Raymond enjoyed daily walks throughout his neighborhood in Florida especially when his great granddaughter Madelyn would come to visit. He enjoyed spending time assisting his son-in-law Paul with upkeep and repairs around the houses. He also enjoyed challenging Claudette in various card game or dominoes every day.

A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 11:00am at St. James Church, 33 Division Street, Manville, RI. Visitation hour will be at 10:00am. The burial service with be held at St. James Cemetery in Manville RI. A reception will follow at Edgewood Yacht Club, 3 Shaw Avenue, Cranston, RI.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made in the memory of Raymond A. Poisson to the Billy Landry Memorial Scholarship Fund at Johnson & Wales University (http://giving.jwu.edu/donate/billy-landry-scholarship). Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959. Sentiments may be left at www.baldwincremation.com.


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  1. richard fortier says:
    09 Aug 2022
    Sincerest sympathies Claudette, Michelle, Renee and Poisson family and friends. Ray was a great guy and we will always remember his great sense of humor and laughs around the Christmas Holidays. May he rest in heavenly peace.

  2. richard fortier lit a candle:
    09 Aug 2022
    Lit since August 9, 2022 at 8:45:28 AM

  3. Lynda R Vincent says:
    27 Jul 2022
    please accept my deepest concolences to Michelle and your family over the loss of your dad. I offer you my heartfelt support and friendship in this difficult time. Thinking of you, Lynda

  4. Lorraine Perry says:
    21 Jul 2022
    Uncle Richard, and Dennis and I send our deepest condolences to Aunt Claudette, Renee and Michelle on the passing of Uncle Ray. He was such a kind and loving man and we will never forget him. Thinking of you all with love.


  5. Patty Poisson says:
    20 Jul 2022
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this great time of sorrow. Just remember in your heart the wonderful man that he was and all the happiness that he brought to everyone.
    Love, Dino & Patty Poisson

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