RAYMOND H. JOSEPH
May 15, 1947 - February 7, 2014
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RAYMOND, H. JOSEPH, 66, a lifelong resident of Waterbury, passed away in the comfort of his home and family on February 7. Born in Montpelier on May 15, 1947, he was the son of Lillian G. (Rushford) Raymond and the late Xavier H. Raymond. On September 30, 1967, he married the former Sharon P. Curtis in Waterbury. Joe was a 1966 graduate of Waterbury High School and then went to work for 10 years as a foreman for the former Plant and Griffith Lumber Co. in Jonesville. He later was employed for several years at the LeClair Truss Manufacturing Co. in Colchester where he was a line supervisor overseeing the construction of pre-fabricated trusses and walls. For the past 32 years, Joe had worked for the state of Vermont, a career that started in the carpenter shop at the Waterbury Complex, developed to becoming a clerk of the works statewide for major construction and renovation projects; later he was a supervisor for the multi-county Burlington District and then returned to Waterbury where he has worked as a lock specialist. Joe’s memberships included the Waterbury-Stowe Fish and Game Club, Blush Hill Country Club, the Waterbury Center Volunteer Fire Department, and he served for 16 years as a member of the Vermont Army National Guard. He is lovingly remembered by his family for being a master tinkerer and consummate handyman on any type of project, the enjoyment he felt being outdoors, fishing, hunting and playing golf, and for the absolute dedication and affection he had for his family, especially his nine grandchildren. Joe is loved and mourned by his wife of 46 years, Sharon Raymond of Waterbury Center; their children, Heather Thompson and husband Tim of Williston, Holly Anderson and husband Todd of Barre, Matt Raymond and wife Faith of Waterbury Center; his mother, Lillian Raymond of Burlington; nine grandchildren; his sister, Linda Presson and her husband Rick of Colchester; as well as extended family.