Raymond Ernest Cheney, 89, of Littleton Road, Monroe, N.H., died on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care in Lebanon, N.H.
Ray was born in Barnet, Vt., to Ernest and Amelia (St. Cyr) Cheney, on May 6, 1930. On Dec. 9, 1950, he married Olive L. Worster.
In his younger years, he worked on his family’s chicken farm. Eventually, he worked at Fairbanks Scales in St. Johnsbury, Vt., before working for New England Power as a maintenance mechanic at the Comerford Dam.
He was a former member of the Monroe Men’s Club. Ray attended the West Barnet Senior Meals, enjoyed bowling, fishing and hunting, pitching horseshoes, taking rides, and dancing. He loved gardening and maintaining his lawn and home. He always appreciated visits by his co-workers, neighbors, and certainly loved having his family around.
He was predeceased by his wife of over 67 years, Olive L. Cheney on March 16, 2018.
Ray is survived by his two daughters, Constance “Connie” Cheney of St. Johnsbury and Tammy Bonynge and husband Paul of Littleton, N.H.; three grandchildren, Michelle Knight, Michael Burt and Jen, and Amy Naylor and husband Andy; six great-grandchildren, Dylan and Jenny Beth, Gavin, Jordyn, Brooke, Sawyer, and Haven; a great-great-granddaughter, Raelyn; two step-great-grandchildren, Jake and Chandler Juskiewicz; two sisters, Lorraine Hackett of Lyndonville, Vt., and Lucille Brooks of Barton, Vt.; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
There will be no calling hours.
A public graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, July, 13, at 11 a.m. will be held in the North Monroe Cemetery, with Pastor Earl Brock officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Barnet Senior Meal Site, P.O. Box 134, Barnet, VT 05821.
For more information or to offer an online condolence, visit www.rickerfh.com.
Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.