Melrose, MA — Raoul C. “Ray” D’Amour passed away at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. He was 69 years of age. Ray was born in Beverly to the late Henry C. and Margaret M. (Moran) D’Amour, was raised in Beverly, graduated from Beverly High School in 1962 and from Northeastern University, Class of 1967. Mr. D’Amour started out working at the Raytheon Company while involved with the co-op program at N. U. and continued to work as a software engineer in the missile and technical division of the Raytheon Company for over 40 years. Ray had been a resident of Melrose for the past 40 years and was a longtime member of the Melrose Elks, the Malden Moose, the Reading Rifle & Revolver Club, Melrose Veteran’s Building Association and was an associate member of the VFW Harold O’Young Post #2394 in Melrose. He also had a large group of friends from the 621 in Malden. Mr. D’Amour was the son of the late Henry C. and Margaret M. (Moran) D’Amour; brother of Joan M. Hutchinson of Beverly and the late Marilyn A. Vitkauskas; he is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, on Friday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Incarnation Church, 425 Upham St., Melrose, at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Beverly will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880 or a charity of your choice. To send a message of condolence please visit www.gatelyfh.com.