Raymond Stelmach

Obituary of Raymond Paul Stelmach

Raymond Paul Stelmach, age 85, of Dudley died Saturday, August 8, 2020 at UMMMC-University Campus, Worcester after a long illness. Raymond was born August 17, 1934 in Webster, MA, the son of the late Sylvester and Florence (Gerardin) Stelmach. He is survived by his former wife Marie Jeanne (Fournier) Stelmach of Oxford, MA and their seven children; Nancy, Michael, Sylvester, Kelley, Barbara, David, and John; 20 grand-children and 5 great grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Orlowski of Dudley and Constance Marrier of Webster and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Rita Kus, Anita Beardsley, and his brother Ronald Stelmach. Raymond was a Korean War veteran and honorably served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1961 serving aboard the USS Melvin, USS Ingersoll, USS Haverfield, USS Higbee, and USS Frank E. Evans. He was a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and United-Nations Service Medal. Raymond worked as a mechanic, an electrician, and then as head of maintenance at Recycling Enterprises, Inc, in Oxford, MA for many years. He enjoyed working part time in his retirement and lived at Golden Heights in Webster for several years. He was an avid golfer and also loved playing cards, fishing, sweets, watching the NE Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Turner Classic Movies. A private Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, August 21 at 10 AM in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 16 East Main St., Webster, MA. The Webster-Dudley Veterans Council will provide Military honors after Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery Webster. www.bartelfunerahome.com . .
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