Joanne Raymond, 82, Retired from Hale Hospital

Joanne Raymond, 82, of Rochester, N.H., and formerly of Haverhill, passed away with her family by her side Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Hyder Family Hospice House, Dover, N.H.

She was born in Haverhill April 27, 1935, daughter of the late Adelard and Blanche (Taylor) Raymond.
Joanne was educated in the Haverhill school system and attended Haverhill High School. She was employed at Western Electric after high school, in the local shoe industry, and later at, AP&T Electronics and the former Hale Hospital from where she retired.

Raymond was a parishioner at the former St. Joseph’s Parish and a current parishioner at All Saints Church in Haverhill. She enjoyed bingo, candlepin bowling, traveling and visiting casinos.

She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters and is survived by her daughter, Raven J. Wilcox of Rochester, N,H.; sister Dolly Pepin and her husband Ron of Rochester, N.H.; grand daughter, Nicole A. Raymond of Rochester N.H.; three great grandchildren, Marcus Jones, Gabriel Bryant and Xera Raymond, all of Rochester, N.H.; as well a multiple nieces and nephews. Her family thanks all the staff at Riverside Rest Home and the Hyder Family Hospice Center, both ofDover, for the care provided to Joanne during her time there.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m., at  H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Her funeral service will be Thursday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial follows in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452, or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.

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