Raymond E. Lester of Saunderstown passed away this week surrounded by his family. He was 85 years old. He was the husband of the late Margaret M. (Bowen) Lester.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Mary Ann (Murphy) Lester.
Lester also served int he US Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He worked for the New England Telephone Company before retiring and was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
He leaves two sons, Jack M. Lester of Chandler, AZ and Brian D. Lester of Cranston; three daughters, Mary Ellen Farrell of Saunderstown, Kate M. Lavoie of East Greenwich and Ronnie Jetty of Woonsocket; a sister, Eileen Cahill of Cranston; seventeen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Maureen Hayden.
His funeral will be held Friday, Nov. 30 at 9 a.m. from the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Road in North Kingstown, with a Committal Service with Military Honors at 10:30 a.m. in the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter. Visiting hours are Thursday 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association Rhode Island, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906 will be appreciated.