Raymond V. Boutin, faithful husband and father, died peacefully on February 16, 2016 in Savannah, GA, with his loving wife, Lucille, at his bedside. Ray was 79. Ray was born on May 25, 1936 in Providence, RI, to parents, Raymond A. & Gladys Boutin. He graduated from Providence College with a degree in Economics in 1959. Ray married Lucille Fontes, his sweetheart and true love, in 1958. Over the next eleven years, Ray and Lucille had four sons. Ray spent his career working in purchasing for many companies including Pratt & Whitney, General Electric and Gulfstream Aerospace, living in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia. Wherever Ray lived, he was active in his church and supporting his wife in her volunteer activities. Ray was happiest visiting his children and grandchildren. He had a passion for the airline industry and an avid sport fan, rooting on his Washington Redskins and St. Louis Cardinals. Ray was a lifelong blood donor and was recognized for his efforts to save lives. Ray will be remembered as a person full of life, quick with a joke and always positive. Even through his brief bout with cancer and a debilitating stroke, Ray remained positive and reassured by his faith in God. He was and will forever remain an inspiration to his family, friends and anyone who ever met him. Ray is survived by his wife, Lucille, four sons and daughter-in-laws, Jeffrey and Brenda, of Savannah, GA, Stephen and Kathi, of Lanesboro, MA, Peter and Robin, of Santa Rosa, CA, and Eric and Bethan, of Boiling Springs, SC; and six grandchildren. Ray is also survived by a sister, Janet, of Swansea, MA and a brother, Richard, of Glendale, AZ. His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Saint Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street. Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Tuesday 5-8.
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