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Raymond (Ray) Paul Bisson, age 50, from Gardiner, Maine, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 26, 2018.
Ray was a resident of Gardiner, Maine, for the past 20 years. He was born on August 18, 1967 to Leo Bisson and Marlene (LeBlanc) Bisson and raised in Lewiston. Ray was a graduate of Lewiston High School, and a graduate of University of Southern Maine, with a degree in Economics. He was recently employed by Wal-Mart in Falmouth as an Assistant Store Manager and formerly worked for L.L Bean as a Supervisor for more than 20 years.
Ray is survived by his wife Suzanne (Bailey) Bisson of 17 years, daughter Jillian Bisson, sons Cody McCutcheon and wife Melinda and children, son Brandon McCutcheon, father Leo Bisson and mother Marlene Bisson, brother Ron Bisson and wife Lisa and children, brother Dave Bisson and fiancé Kelly Harrison and children, brother Travis Bisson and son. In-laws Gerald and Claudia Bailey and Laura Bailey, sister-in-law Belinda Hinkley and husband Lee Hinkley and children, sister-in-law Jen Dearborn and husband Dean Dearborn and children, sister-in-law Alison Nichols and husband Norman Nichols and children, sister-in-law Samantha Bailey and children and a very special Aunt Mary Tracy.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Leo and Violet (Roy) Bisson, maternal grandparents; Albert LeBlanc, Bob Savard and Connie (Labbe) Savard and his name sake, uncle Raymond LeBlanc.
Ray played hockey in high school, was a member of the men’s league softball with his father and brothers for many years. He was a huge supporter of Capital Area Youth Softball Association, as well as his children’s, grandchildren’s, nieces', and nephews’ athletics. Ray loved to take his special ‘fur’ baby Jack-Jack to the waterfront, and watch his sports on TV with his co-pilot Danni.
Ray touched the lives of many people in his community, always had a positive word to say and made a ‘fashion’ statement as a spectator no matter where he was. He will be missed by many family members and friends.
Grave side committal will be held Friday June 1, 2018, at Mount Hope Cemetery in South Gardiner for immediate family only.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 10:00 AM at the Gardiner Waterfront. Feel free to wear your favorite sports attire or the color purple in honor of Ray and his love for both.
In lieu of flowers a scholarship fund for his daughter Jillian Bisson has been set up at Gardiner Federal Credit Union, 420 Brunswick Ave, Gardiner, ME 04345.