1925 - 2021
Raymond J. Tetrault, Sr. of Wappinger Falls, New York entered into eternal rest at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, November 12, 2021.
Raymond was born on January 24, 1925 in Taftville, Connecticut. He was the son of Aurore Boisvert and Alphonse Tetrault, and brother to Annette and Noella. He graduated from Norwich Trade School and entered the U.S. Navy in 1943. He proudly served his country in the South Pacific as a Machinist Mate on the LST910, and was discharged from the U.S. Navy Reserves as a Chief Petty Officer in 1962.
He married the former Jeanette Kettle of Wappinger Falls, in 1947 and after a brief time in Norwich, returned to Wappingers. Ray was employed by the Texaco Research Center in Glenham for 38 years becoming the Foreman of the Machine shop.
Ray is survived by his six children, Mary Hemingway (Greg), Ray Jr. (Karen), Robert (Anna), Allan, Jeanne Grosse, and Paul (Lori); 10 grandchildren, Jillian Hemingway (Fred Schnepel), Carrie Brooks (Jason), Jesse Tetrault, Tim Tetrault (Mary), Allison Kidney (Tom), Rob Tetrault (Ashley), Zack Grosse, Hailey Tetrault, Jacob Grosse and Joshua Grosse; 10 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Ray was a devoted community volunteer giving his time to among many things, the Village of Wappingers Falls Little League, the Town of Wappingers Soccer, the Knights of Columbus (3rd degree) and St. Mary’s Wappingers Falls Food Bank.
Donations in Raymond’s memory may be made to CatholicCharitiesUSA.org, Hudson Valley Hospice, or Castle Point Veterans Hospital.
Calling hours will be Thursday, November 18 from 4-8pm. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 19th at 10 am at St. Mary’s Church, Wappingers Falls.
Delehanty Funeral Home is honored to assist Raymond’s family with funeral arrangements.
Thursday, November 18
4:00 - 8:00 PM
Delehanty Funeral Home
64 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY
Friday, November 19
St. Mary’s Church
11 Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls, NY