February 5, 1938 - November 28, 2018
Obituaries » Raymond E. Touchette
Raymond E. “Ray” Touchette, 80, passed away on Nov. 28, 2018. Ray was born on Feb. 5, 1938, in Stowe, and brought up by his uncle and aunt, Leopaul and Ruth Touchette, along with his cousins. He attended Stowe High School and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1956. He served for four years, and often talked about his time in Tripoli. He returned to the US and completed four years at the North Concord radar base. He worked at Fairbanks Scales in St. Johnsbury, where he met his wife, Helen (Perkins) Touchette. Helen and Raymond were married on Dec. 10, 1966. Ray had a variety of vocations: he was a mechanic, as an electrician, and a dairy farmer. He was also employed in manufacturing at General Electric in Burlington, later in janitorial services at Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury and more recently for Charles O’Brien Cleaning Services. Ray and Helen had one daughter, Kelly (Touchette) Green, whom he nicknamed “Fred.” Ray and “Fred’s” years of hunting and fishing together will be forever cherished. Raymond was a quiet and soft spoken person, with a dry sense of humor. He always enjoyed laying on his couch taking naps with his best friend, Sport, their Pomeranian. He was so proud of his two granddaughters and he adored them so. He is survived by his wife, Helen Touchette, of Moretown; his daughter, Kelly Green and husband Burton Green Jr., of Moretown; his granddaughters Brittani (Green) Trombley Cheyanne Green, of Moretown; his brother, Ed Touchette Sr. and wife Eileen, of Duxbury; and two stepsisters Sherry Gile and husband Dennis, in VT, and Bonnie Montgomery, in FL. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and some great-great-nieces and -nephews.