G. Raymond Mansfield, Jr. ’49
Rochester, NH- Gurdon Raymond Mansfield, Jr. 90. of 11 Susan Lane died Saturday May 4, 2019 at Frisbie Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was born May 29, 1928 in Haverhill, MA the son of the late Gurdon Raymond Mansfield, Sr. and Mary (Fellows) Mansfield. Ray was a graduate of Spaulding High School where he was a class officer, Class of 1946. Ray graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in 1949 where he played football as their quarterback. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1949-1959. He worked for Mobile Oil Company, was a foreman for General Electric and a production manager for Honeywell Company. In 1968 he was one of the founders of Modutec Inc. retiring in 1992; receiving a prestigious honored member award in 1990 Who’s Who World Wide.
In 1950 Ray married his high school sweetheart Eleanor Owen and together they raised their seven children.
He enjoyed fishing, skiing, and was an avid athlete. He spent numerous hours with his church community and especially enjoyed time with his family.
The widower of Eleanor (Owen) Mansfield who died in 2016 he is survived by his children, Dana, Dale and wife Anne, David and wife Lorraine, Darrell, Debra Wilson and husband Dennis, Donna LaFreniere and husband Chuck; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Dianne Morgan and Mary Jo Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Darren Mansfield and granddaughter, Lindsey Mansfield.
The family would like to thank the staff at Frisbie Memorial Hospital for their loving care of our father.
Family and friends may visit Thursday, May 9, 2019 5-7PM at the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, Rochester, NH.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10 AM in St. Mary Church, 71 Lowell Street, Rochester, NH.
Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Rochester, NH.