March 29, 1935 – April 16, 2014
Obituaries » RAYMOND A. FLOOD
FLOOD, RAYMOND A., 79, of Barre, passed away April 16 at Central Vermont Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born on March 29, 1935 in Fletcher, he was the son of Gordon and Rose (Meacham) Flood. He attended school in Fletcher. In May of 1956, Raymond married Ruby “Polly” LaForest. They made their home in Barre. She died on July 25, 1983. In earlier years, he worked at a plywood factory in Barre and for the Central Vermont Railroad. He went on to work in the Granite Industry as a lumper for Williamson Polishing and later for Granite Importers, both in Barre. He retired due to ill health. Raymond enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He loved going to flea markets and yard sales and was known as “Mr. Fiesta” in the flea market trade. Survivors include his children, Rose Mary Lessard and husband, Daniel of South Barre, Dianah Guyett of Enosburg Falls, Peter Flood and wife, Diana, Laurie Hutchins and husband, Allen, all of Barre, and Paul Flood of South Ryegate and his companion, Barb Druge of Barre; son-in-law, Doug Guyett of Barre; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Leland Flood and wife, Sandy of Braintree; a sister, Elsie Dubois of Williamstown; a life-long friend, John Messier and wife, Betty; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his companion, Esther Mary Lussier; brothers, Albert, Dave, Melvin, Ralph, Richard, and Lawrence Flood; and sister, Violet Morway.