Raymond J. Stott, 90, died peacefully July 13, 2013, surrounded by family at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol, R.I. He was the beloved husband of the late Madeleine (Gauvin) Stott for 66 years.
He was born April 9, 1923 to Thomas and Margaret (Kelly) Stott and was predeceased by his brother Thomas Stott and his sister Nora (Prior) Stott. He graduated from St Raphael’s Academy in Pawtucket, R.I., and entered the Army. Raymond was a World War II Veteran who landed on “D Day” June 6, 1944 with the 1st Infantry Division in Normandy. He was awarded the Bronze and Silver Stars for Bravery in addition to six Battle Stars for Gallantry in Action.
After raising a family in Pawtucket, R.I., he retired from New England Telephone (Verizon) with 38 years of service. He then enjoyed dividing his retirement time between spending summers in Bristol, R.I., and winters in Port St Lucie, Fla.
Raymond was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, The Elks Lodge #2658 of Port St Lucie, Fla., and the Board of Directors at “The Fountains” in Port St Lucie. He was a frequent volunteer at Palm Gardens Nursing Home in Florida and was a practicing parishioner at St Mary’s Church in Bristol, R.I., and Holy Family church in Port St Lucie.
Raymond took great pride in his family with grandchildren and great-grandchildren bringing him endless joy.
He is survived by his children Susan Sullivan and her husband Leo of Narragansett and Steven Stott and his wife Lisa of Port St Lucie, Fla.; three granddaughters Erin Roche and Michaela Tuthill of Rumford, R.I., and Marcela Stott of Henderson, Nev., as well as seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held on Thursday, July 18, 2013, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church. A private burial was held at Notre Dame Cemetery in Pawtucket, R.I.In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Raymond’s name may be made to Saint Raphael Academy, 123 Walcott St., Pawtucket, R.I., 02860. An online guestbook is also available at www.wjsmithfh.com.