Raymond E. Lee


Raymond E. Lee, 79, of the Kent Falls Road in Morrisonville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at the UVM Health Network, CVPH, Plattsburgh, with his loving wife and family by his side.
He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on Dec. 14, 1939, the son of Earl and Allene (Mattingly) Lee.
Raymond entered the United States Navy in 1956 after graduating from high school. He very proudly served 22 years, from 1956 to 1978. Ray served during the Vietnam War as well as on 11 different tours as an Aviation Structural Mechanic. Upon his retirement from the Navy at the level of E5, Petty Officer Second Class, he was employed by Boeing Airlines in the State of Washington for ten years. He moved from Washington to the North Country in 1998 where he met his "Sweetheart" Bev and they happily, married 10 years ago on March 6, 2009. He was a member of American Legion Post 1619 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 125. Raymond enjoyed watching anything involving sports especially the NY Yankees, Seattle Seahawks and Nascar. He also, very much enjoyed telling stories of his Navy days, and those who listened quickly grew to love his stories and him as well.
Survivors include his wife and sweetheart, Beverly (Gonyea) Lee; a sister, Renee Gough and husband, Jim of Texas; brother-in-law, Donald Gonyea and wife, Susan of Daytona Beach, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Sandy Gonyea of Mooers, Linda Wood and companion, Mike Hendrie of Morrisonville, Theresa Mooney and husband, Wesley of Morrisonville; brother-in-law, Wayne Gonyea and wife, Bonnie of Morrisonville; along with many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Raymond was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Gailand Wood; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Sally Gonyea; brother-in-law, Clarence Gonyea; and nephews, Wesley Mooney and Timothy Wood.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, March 8, 2019, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A funeral service will be held in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel at Noon, with the Rev. Scott Seymour, officiating. Military Honors will follow.
Donations in memory of Raymond Lee may be made to the FitzPatrick Cancer Center.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Raymond please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
Published on March 5, 2019
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Keith and Linda Facteau
Mar 05, 2019
Bev, We are so sorry to hear of Rays passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this time. We are glad we got to meet Ray a few years back,I believe he brought a lot of happiness to you. If you ever need to talk please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. Love You My Dear Friend.