Raymond F. Robinson, age 89, of Wilmington, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at home surrounded by his family following a brief illness.
Born on August 28, 1919, in Fall River, MA, Raymond was the son of the late Andrew and Blanche (Bourque) Robinson. Raymond grew up in Fall River and was educated there.
He enlisted in the United States Army during WWII and served the country in the 101st Airborne Unit as well as the 1st Battalion 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Raymond served from 1941 until 1945, he was involved in many battles and received many metals for his service. He was honorably discharged in December of 1945.
Raymond married May J. Davis in 1946 and they celebrated 55 years of marriage until she passed in 2002. They lived in Somerville and Medford for many years before they settled in Wilmington in 1967.
Raymond was self-employed as a baker and was the founder of the famous Lori-Ann's Donut Shop in Charlestown where he was the owner for over 50 years.
Raymond was the devoted father of Ray Robinson & his wife Linda of Wilmington, Dawn Marchese & her husband Dave of Wilmington, Gail Walsh of Revere, Bruce Robinson & his wife Tamar of Derry, NH, Sonee Robinson & her boyfriend Lenny Rosenthal of Winthrop, Janet Parsons & her husband Steven of Billerica, Lori DeAngelis & her husband Bob of Revere, Cindra Komenchuk of Tewksbury, and Brian Robinson of Wilmington, loving grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grand children, dear brother of Russell Robinson & his wife Dorothy of Chelmsford, and the late Andrew, Milton, & Harry Robinson, Ellie Robinson, Gladys Lastoria, Verna Staisiak, Dawn Travato, and Marilyn Travato, brother-in law of Patricia Greenberg & her husband Bob of Wilmington and Muriel Scorza & her husband Mario of Carver, Raymond is also survived by many nieces & nephews.
His Funeral Service will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, March 10th at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Monday, March 9th from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Memorial donations in Raymond's name may be made to National Federation of the Blind, 1800 Johnson St., Baltimore, MD 21230.
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