Obits pg 8 7-6-17

Raymond P. Faucher,
Vietnam era vet
THOMPSON — Raymond Pierre Faucher, 80, of Quaddick Rd, died on July 3, 2017 in Boston. Born in 1936 in Webster, he was the son of the late Onesime and Blanche (Ancoin) Faucher. Ray was the husband of 54 years to the late Barbara (Johnson) Faucher.  
Ray was the vice president of Superior Bakery in N. Grosvenordale and the president of Superior Cake Products in Southbridge.  He was a member of many baker’s associations including his lifetime membership in the Connecticut Baker’s Association, and the American Society of Bakery Engineers.  In 1977 Ray was named to the Board of Directors of Cargill Bank and served as chairman of the Board, before becoming president of Cargill Bank Corporation.
Ray served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.  He was a graduate of Nichols College and the American Institute of Baking.  He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2087,  the Saint Jean the Baptist Conseil Marsial, the American Legion Post 67 in N. Grosvenordale and the Valley Springs Sportsman’s Club where he served on many committees. Ray was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and trustee to the Sacred Heart Church in W. Thompson.
Ray was a proud lifetime resident of Thompson and supported his community serving on several town boards including the Thompson Sewer Authority, Industrial Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and a Justice of the Peace and Notary for the State of Connecticut. He was also dedicated to the Town of Thompson’s Fire Services holding the position of deputy fire chief for many years and acting fire chief for three years. He also served as deputy fire coordinator for Windham County. Prior to the formation of the Quinebaug Emergency Dispatch Service, Ray dispatched the town’s ambulance service. Ray continued his service by becoming president of the Thompson Fireman’s Association and when he moved to W. Thompson he served as the “Honorary” Fire Chief. He was also committee chairman for the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 30.  
He leaves three sons, Raymond P. Faucher Jr. (Lisa) of N. Grosvenordale, Peter Faucher of Fabyan and Paul Faucher (Carla) of N. Grosvenordale; three daughters, Kathleen Morin (Donald) of N. Grosvenordale, Susan Trama (Peter) of Thompson and Karen Adair (Perry) of Miami; his sister-in-law Dorothy Seney (Merrill) of N. Grosvenordale; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his brother Louis P. “Skip” Faucher
Visitation is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 6 in Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale with a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Joseph Church, N. Grosvenordale. Burial follows in St. Joseph Cemetery. Donations: St. Joseph School; or to the Community Fire Department.  
Edward Rainey Jr.
PUTNAM — Edward Rainey Jr., 67, of Putnam, died June 25, 2017.
He was born Dec. 5, 1949, in Putnam and lived in the Brooklyn - Putnam area all of his life. 
He worked 30 years at Knox Glass in Dayville and was a volunteer in the Dayville Fire Department. He was an avid sports fan, loved the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots and Bruins. He loved gatherings with family. 
He leaves his mother Eleanor Rainey; sisters, Karen Charbonneau (Robert), Pamela Buhrer (Gary), Janine Koroscil (Thomas), Laurie Trotta (Al), Susan Halstrom (Russell); brother David Rainey (Sandra); nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Edward Rainey Sr. and his sister Cheryl Lavallee.  
The Funeral was private. Donations: Putnam Baptist Church, 170 Church St., Putnam. 06260. Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.
Gloria I. Sarault
DANIELSON  — Gloria I. Sarault, 85, of Danielson, died June 24, 2017, at Pierce Baptist Home, following a 14-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. 
She was born Jan. 23, 1932, the daughter of the late Ernest and Irene Joly. Gloria lived all her life in the Danielson / Brooklyn area. 
She was employed at Loos & Company prior to her retirement in 1997. She loved to cook, travel and keep active and was always helping others. 
She leaves two daughters and two sons, including Donna Ratelle (Richard) of Danielson, Charlene Catlin of Brooklyn, Frank Malone and Ken Malone, both of Danielson; two sisters, Elaine Mathieu and Lucienne Mathieu; a brother Robert Joly; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Charlette Lehto, her sister Beatrice Rose, and her brother Ernest Joly Jr.
 A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. July 6 at St. Joseph Church, Dayville, with burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Donations: Alzheimer’s Association.  Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson.
Barbara Wheeler
WOODSTOCK — Barbara (Gauthier) Wheeler, 87, of Webster, formerly of Woodstock, died June 27, 2017, in The Overlook Masonic Health Care Center in Charlton.  She was the wife of the late William Wheeler.  
Born in 1929 in Oxford, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Jean Baptiste and Ellen (Strack) Gauthier. On June 1, 1946, she was united in marriage to William Wheeler at St. Roch Church in Oxford.
Mrs. Wheeler worked as a stitcher for B & W Footwear in Webster, retiring in 1968. She spent her life caring for her husband who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis.
She leaves her sister, Doris Prouty of Webster; 13 nieces and nephews, and several grand-nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by two sisters, Elaine Johnson and Joyce Wilson.
The Mass of Christian Burial was July 1 in St. Roch Church, with burial in Elmvale Cemetery, Woodstock. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.
William Wonoski,
Air Force vet
N. GROSVENORDALE — William B. Wonoski, 83, died June 11, 2017, at the Webster Manor. 
He was born in Dudley, son of the late William and Winifred (Kokernak) Wojnowski and lived in Dudley before moving to N. Grosvenordale, 17 years ago. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was retired from the Webster Postal Service.  He enjoyed fishing, golf and trains.
He leaves his wife of 35 years, Mildred D. (Gaboury) Wonoski; two sons, Kevin Wonoski (Carol) of Dudley, Louis Barone of N. Grosvenordale; four daughters; Linda Theoles (George) of Springfield, Mass., Patricia Ortiz, Mary Stoico and Kelley Horan, all of Webster; a brother; two sisters and 13 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial was June 15 in St. Louis Church, Webster, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Dudley.  Donations: St. Louis School Endowment Fund.  Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.
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