John Ray Robillard, 87, of Massena


Massena - John Ray Robillard, 87, of Kennedy Court passed away on April 3, 2013 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice.

Ray was born on January 17, 1926 in Massena, the son of Frank W. and Katherine (McGrath) Robillard. Ray proudly served his country during World War II and was honorably discharged.

After his discharge Ray married Ella Mae Shackett on May 22, 1946 at Sacred Heart Church, with Rev. Michael Jurecki presiding. Ella Mae predeceased him on March 9, 1992.

He retired from Alcoa as an electrical engineer in 1982.

Ray enjoyed playing golf and bowling; he was a volunteer for Massena Meals on Wheels and was an avid gardener.

His survivors include his daughters, Cheryl and Mike Barney of Massena; Linda Robillard and companion Marlene of Rio Linda, CA; Marie and Paul Korlenko of Leola, PA; Mary Jo and Gregory Yateman of Massena; Jane and Mike Young of Norfolk, NY; 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Also surviving Ray is a brother, Larry Robillard of Massena and a sister, Virginia LeClair of Lake Placid, FL and two sisters in law, Gloria Robillard of Massena and Leola Robillard of Lake Placid, FL, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two daughters, Patricia Gerstner in 2011, Karen Robillard in 1947 and a son, Ricky Ray Robillard in 1955; two brothers, Thomas Robert and Francis Ronald Robillard, and two sisters, Madeline Burgess and Margaret Penn.

Those wishing to honor Ray's memory may do so to Meals on Wheels, 70 East Hatfield St., Massena, NY 13662 or Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.

A Mass of Resurrection with Military Honors for Ray will be held Saturday (April 6, 2013) at 11:00 am at St. Mary's Church in Massena with Rev. Scott D. Fobare presiding. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends and family may call on Friday (April 5, 2013) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews St. Massena.

Online condolences may be made to

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