Raymond O. Quenneville, 85, of Massena

Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 4:29 PM EDT
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Raymond O. Quenneville, 85, a longtime resident of Laurel Avenue, passed away Friday morning,...
Raymond O. Quenneville, 85, a longtime resident of Laurel Avenue, passed away Friday morning, June 24, 2022 at Massena Hospital after a brief illness.(Source: Funeral Home)

MASSENA, New York (WWNY) - Raymond O. Quenneville, 85, a longtime resident of Laurel Avenue, passed away Friday morning, June 24, 2022 at Massena Hospital after a brief illness.

Raymond was born on June 7, 1937 in Dundee, Quebec, the 12th and youngest child of Joseph and Veleda (Chevier) Quenneville.  He attended schools in Dundee and proudly achieved his GED later in his life.  In 1956 and not even a United States resident, he signed up for the draft in the US Army.  He entered the Army in 1956, proudly serving until his discharge in 1958 and later served in the US Navy.  On April 17, 1964, he married Linda LaTray at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bombay.  She predeceased him on May 11, 2007.   Raymond found love again and married Patricia (Follett) Peppin on June 12, 2010 at the First Christian Church in Brushton.

Raymond worked for over 30 years with General Motors, working for a time in Syracuse before coming to Massena.  He also worked for various construction companies assisting with the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway.  Raymond was a devout man of Christian faith and was instrumental in the founding and formation of the New Testament Church of Massena and more recently active with the First Christian Church of Brushton.  He was continuously studying and learning Scripture along with his wife and had a daily time of devotions and prayer.   He enjoyed fishing, playing chess, mind puzzles, and was very much a handyman.  He also kept up with daily readings and study in French, and Spanish.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Patricia; his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and David Smith of Massena and their children, Erin (John) Trombley of Syracuse, NY; Alicia Lavelle of Orange, CA; Stephen (Teresa) Smith of Vermontville, NY; Tirzah (Thomas) Meyer of Vermontville, NY; Kristyn (Alex) Perry of Ganesvoort, NY; Victoria Smith of Massena; Julianna (Gordon) Jones of Saranac Lake, NY; and Nalaylee Smith of Massena; his stepsons, Richard Peppin of Maryland, Mark Peppin (Bonnie Gratton) of Saranac Lake, and Thomas (Vonda) Peppin of Comesniel, TX, and their children, Nicole Roth, Brooke Peppin, Courtney Gratton, and Dustin Peppin; his great grandchildren, Flynn, Fallon, and John Trombley, Thomas Jr. and Kenneth Meyer, and Grant and Everett Perry; and several step-great grandchildren.

He is also survived by his sisters, Gisele Robidoux of Huntingdon, Quebec and Denise Robidoux of St. Anicet, Quebec; his brother, Jean Guy and Mary Quenneville of Vancouver Island, British Columbia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents and his first wife, Raymond was predeceased by his son, George J. Quenneville on August 10, 2007 and 8 siblings.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Donaldson Funeral Home, where friends may call from 10am -12:00 PM on Friday, July 1 followed by a funeral service at 12:00 PM with Pastor Nate Beachy, officiating.  Burial will follow services in Louisville Community Cemetery.  A reception at New Testament Church of Massena will follow the Burial.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to a charity of one’ choice.

Memories may be shared and condolences offered online at www.donaldsonfh.com.

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