Raymond E. Gosselin

July 21, 2019

Gosselin, Raymond Obituary

Raymond E. Gosselin, age 86, passed away Sunday, July 21 at his home in Dingmans Ferry, PA. He was born March 12, 1933, in Connecticut where the family was enjoying a vacation and was raised in Sussex, NJ.    

Ray was predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years Edna Mary Peter Gosselin, his daughter Margaret Mary Gosselin Warischeck and son-in-law Robert Warischeck, parents Alphonse and Natalie Gosselin, his twin brother Ronald Gosselin, and his sister Caroline (Katie) Scott Blumenberg.  

He is survived by two sons Arthur E. Gosselin and Thomas R. Gosselin, and Thomas’ wife Vera Lawlor Gosselin, sisters June Devincent and Audrey Seifert, beloved niece Laura Luminello, who had a special bond with Ray, as well as many other nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

As teenagers, Ray and Ronald enlisted together in the U.S. Army where Ray served as a cook. After returning from service in Germany, he married Edna and they resided in New Jersey, first in Park Ridge and later moving to River Vale. Ray’s work history included running a popular delicatessen – Ray’s Montvale Deli. After retiring from the delicatessen industry, he worked as a Manager at Howard Johnsons Restaurant in Mahwah and later as Head School Custodian for the River Vale Board of Education. Following retirement, Ray and Edna moved to Dingmans Ferry, PA.A lover of home improvement projects and fishing, Ray would often take his sons on fishing expeditions. He also took the family on weekend getaways to New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. 

Ray volunteered for the Pike County Office for the Aging Meals on Wheels Program. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 139 and the VFW Post 8612, both in Milford, PA. Previously, he served as an Officer at the VFW Post 10161 in Montvale, NJ, and at the Pascack Valley VFW Memorial Post 8946 in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. He participated in many Memorial Day parades and helped sell poppies at local businesses with all the proceeds benefiting veterans. 

The family would especially like to thank the Karen Anne Quinlan Hospice staff for the loving care they provided Ray in the last few weeks of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Karen Anne Quinlan Hospice in Milford, PA.  

Viewing will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 1 to 5 PM at the Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM on Friday, July 26, 2019 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 101 Saint Vincent Drive, Milford PA with Reverend John Boyle officiating. 

Burial will follow in Delaware Cemetery, Dingmans Ferry, PA.  

 

Raymond E. Gosselin, age 86, passed away Sunday, July 21 at his home in Dingmans Ferry, PA. He was born March 12, 1933, in Connecticut where the family was enjoying a vacation and was raised in Sussex, NJ.    
Ray was predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years Edna Mary Peter Gosselin, his daughter Margaret Mary Gosselin Warischeck and son-in-law Robert Warischeck, parents Alphonse and Natalie Gosselin, his twin brother Ronald Gosselin, and his sister Caroline (Katie) Scott Blumenberg.  
He is survived by two sons Arthur E. Gosselin and Thomas R. Gosselin, and Thomas’ wife Vera Lawlor Gosselin, sisters June Devincent and Audrey Seifert, beloved niece Laura Luminello, who had a special bond with Ray, as well as many other nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
As teenagers, Ray and Ronald enlisted together in the U.S. Army where Ray served as a cook. After returning from service in Germany, he married Edna and they resided in New Jersey, first in Park Ridge and later moving to River Vale. Ray’s work history included running a popular delicatessen – Ray’s Montvale Deli. After retiring from the delicatessen industry, he worked as a Manager at Howard Johnsons Restaurant in Mahwah and later as Head School Custodian for the River Vale Board of Education. Following retirement, Ray and Edna moved to Dingmans Ferry, PA.
A lover of home improvement projects and fishing, Ray would often take his sons on fishing expeditions. He also took the family on weekend getaways to New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. 
Ray volunteered for the Pike County Office for the Aging Meals on Wheels Program. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 139 and the VFW Post 8612, both in Milford, PA. Previously, he served as an Officer at the VFW Post 10161 in Montvale, NJ, and at the Pascack Valley VFW Memorial Post 8946 in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. He participated in many Memorial Day parades and helped sell poppies at local businesses with all the proceeds benefiting veterans. 
The family would especially like to thank the Karen Anne Quinlan Hospice staff for the loving care they provided Ray in the last few weeks of his life. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Karen Anne Quinlan Hospice in Milford, PA.  
Viewing will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 1 to 5 PM at the Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM on Friday, July 26, 2019 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 101 Saint Vincent Drive, Milford PA with Reverend John Boyle officiating. 
Burial will follow in Delaware Cemetery, Dingmans Ferry, PA.  



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July 25, 2019
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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Stroyan Funeral Home

405 W. Harford Street
Milford, PA 18337
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July 26, 2019
10:00 a.m.

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St. Vincent de Paul Church

101 Saint Vincent Drive
Milford, PA 18337
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July 26, 2019

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Delaware Cemetery

Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328


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