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Obituary: Raymond E. Lester, 85

Raymond Lester of Saunderstown passed away this week at the age of 85.

The following obituary was provided by Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home.

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.

Lucille Warren January 25, 2013 at 03:40 PM
To the family of the deceased I am truly sorry for your lost, It’s never easy to lose someone you love. The pane can sometimes be unbearable at the time, but there is hope! it is human and natural to grieve and we should not feel ashamed to let our grief be manifest. Even when tempered by the hope of the resurrection, the death of a loved one is still a traumatic loss, which is deeply felt. YES resurrection! Jesus performed that unforgettable resurrection in front of many eyewitnesses. It was a token of the future resurrection that he had predicted on an earlier occasion, when he said: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear [the Son of God’s] voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”—John 5:28, 29 With this HOPE you can see your loved ones again. When death strikes a loved one, for example, hope can make a world of difference to the survivors. The apostle Paul wrote to the Christians at Thessalonica: “We do not want you to be ignorant concerning those who are sleeping in death; that you may not sorrow just as the rest also do who have no hope.”—1 THESSALONIANS 4:13. If you would like to know more, you can reach me at: . Lucille Warren 155 Orawaupum St. White Plains NY 10606

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