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1176 Main Street
Fairfax, VT 05454
Phone: 802-849-6261
Fax: 802-849-6262
Henry Raymond

Henry Andrew Raymond

Friday, November 24th, 1933 - Monday, January 28th, 2019
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On January 28, 2019, at the McClure Miller Respite Home, Henry Andrew Raymond of Fairfax passed away surrounded by his loving family. Henry was the husband of the late Maryann (Hoben), father of Lynn Raymond-Empey (Michael) of Bellows Falls VT; Sharon Raymond of Hampton NH; Mary Kay Raymond of Fairfax VT; and Cory Bolio (Sylvia) of Wade NC. Grandfather of Henry Empey (Abby Wesikopf) of Fayetteville NC; and Samuel Empey of Somerville MA. Henry was born in 1933 to the late Edos J., and Mary A. (Bedard) Raymond in Fairfield VT. Henry grew up on his parents’ farm on Fairfield Ridge with his late sister Agnes (Raymond), and sister Theresa Raymond of St Albans VT who survives him. Henry is also survived by his Aunt Florence Blair of Alburgh, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Henry graduated from St Marys’ High School in St Albans in 1950. In 1957 Henry went to work at the new IBM plant in Essex Junction VT, he retired as a manager from the plant in 1992. He married Maryann Hoben a Buck Hollow girl, at St Lukes in September 1960. Henry enjoyed many years of retirement with Maryann, looking after their extended family especially their 2 grandsons. He enjoyed volunteering, gardening, local history, and genealogy.
Henry loved his community of Fairfax very much, and spent extensive hours computerizing the town birth, marriage, and death records when he first retired. He was often contacted by people from around the world looking for Fairfax genealogic information. Henry started and administered a number of electronic bulletin boards for the community under his screen personae VTGRANDPA. Henry was recognized for his efforts in a resolution of the Vermont Legislature 2007-2008 session R-315. HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION HONORING HENRY ANDREW RAYMOND FOR HIS TIRELESS COMMUNITY SERVICE IN THE TOWN OF FAIRFAX.
Henry was a longtime communicant at St Luke’s parish in Fairfax, and a Knight of Columbus. He was also a longtime Justice of the Peace and loved to spend voting days checking folks in at the polls, largely so he could catch up with old friends and meet new people moving into town. He looked forward to Town meeting days, Senior luncheons, and attending various church dinners, fairs, socials, or any other event where homemade pie was likely to be available (of course Cabot Cheddar cheese or a good homemade donut would work too). He was usually accompanied by his youngest daughter Mary Kay who lovingly served as his primary caregiver in his final years.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by A.W. Rich Funeral Home of Fairfax, VT. Viewing hours will be 4-7 PM Friday Feb 1st. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Luke’s Catholic Church 11 AM Saturday Feb 2nd, reception to follow at the church hall. Burial will be in the spring at the family’s convenience. Donations in Henry’s memory may be made to the Fairfax VT Rescue Squad P.O. Box 428, Fairfax, VT 05454 or the McClure Miller Respite Home sent to Development Office, UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice of Chittenden & Grand Isle Counties, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446. (Include that you want donation directed to McClure Miller Respite House) Please visit to share your memories and condolences.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, February 1st, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel
    1176 main St.
    FAIRFAX, VT 05454
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 11:00am
    St. Luke Church
    17 Huntville Road
    FAIRFAX, VT 05454
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    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Luke’s Catholic Church 11 AM Saturday Feb 2nd, reception to follow at the church hall. Burial will be in the spring at the family’s convenience.


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Posted at 06:13pm
For the family and friends many sympathies. Please rest assured that your dead loved ones are in Jehovah God’s memory. And he promises at John 5:28 & 29 that all in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out

Bev & Rob Calderoni

Posted at 10:07am
We didn't know Henry, personally, but came to know him through VTGRAMPA and Facebook! We lived in Fairfax, VT, too and worked at IBM! He kept us updated on things in Fairfax! Loved his stories! I'll miss that! I know he was a treasure to Fairfax history! I know he will be missed by many: coworkers, friends, family and acquaintances! RIP, Mr Raymond, with our deepest condolences!

Wayne Beauchemin

Posted at 08:35am
Our condolence to Henry's family. Henry was a great guy to chat with. Fun conversations, always wanting to know about our family first and how we were doing. Never one to complain about what was going on with his health, his family was first priority. Many years of working with Henry at IBM, remembering when he got his first desk top computer and what he accomplished with it, self taught for the most part. We will miss his smile.

Wayne and Fran Beauchemin

Michael Wilson

Posted at 12:49pm
To the Raymond family, it is with great sorrow that I hear of your loss. I want you to know that your dad was loved and respected by all. He was a teacher. He taught me so very much.

Gary & Peggy Gilbert

Posted at 04:49pm
Always enjoyed seeing Henry with his friendly smile and hearty hello. He was a generous person sharing his talents and expertise with individuals and the community. A hard worker who always spoke his mind and was true to his beliefs.


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Henry with his mother Mary and sisters Agnes and Theresa at Fairfield Ridge Farm
Henry with his lamb Nuisance at Fairfield Ridge farm
Henry with sister Agnes and Theresa
Henry enjoying Maple Creamie
That great big smile
Presentation of Joint Resolution Town Meeting 2008
Bumpa and his boys
Classic Henry
Wedding Day 1960
Henry and Maryann World Marriage Day or Anniversary
40th Wedding Anniversayr
Henry and Maryann Golden Years
Henry and his girls outside St Lukes
Henry and Girls 2010 Div 3 State Football Championship cheering on lil Henry
With Grandsons Sam and Henry
Resolution of Condolence from KOC for Henry Raymond
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