Williston, Vermont - Raymond, 87, Went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday May 6, 2021 (He slid into Home Base). Raymond was born, June 7, 1933 in Burlington, Vermont to William and Ida (Benoit) Matton
What was most important to him was God and his family. He attended grade and high school in Burlington, VT. He served in the Military from 1953-1955. He played ball in the Service with Billy Martin (He was quite proud of that). On leaving the Service in May, 1955 he met his Hunny Bunny on May 29 and they married on June 23, 1956. He worked hard to provide for his family all of his life. And was Blessed with 4 children and 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren they were the joy of his life. He played baseball and softball and was scouted by the Kansas City Athletics' He went to spring training early in spring of 1956 and was sent home after an injury. He was a HUGE baseball (Cardinals) fan all of his life. He loved and enjoyed playing golf with family members. He loved Gunsmoke.
Ray is survived by his wife Elaine (Baillargeon) Matton, son, Douglas & Kelley Matton, daughter, Kim (Matton) & Chip Roberts, son Rodney Matton, son in-law George Murtie; 12 grandchildren and their spouses Joshua & Jennifer Murtie, Elizabeth & Gregg Gates, Michelle & Daniel Moser, Jesse & Angel Matton, Mariah & Scott Adkins, Amy Matton, Jennifer & Ryan Eberly, Melissa & Greg Tappin, Michael Roberts, Rachel & Nathan Williams, Logan Matton , 22 great grandchildren Bailey(step), Jackson, Dillion, Max, Ethan, Madeline, Addison, Everly, Wesley, Jasmine, Sierra, Judah, Malkiya, Everest, Liberty, Barrett, Taviah, Keelie, Manny, Imani, Julian, Scarlett
And their little dog Precious, several sister and brother in-laws, Many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is predeceased by his beloved daughter Linda (Matton) Murtie (she was his batgirl) and his beloved grandson Micah Matton. Both of his parents, Parent's in-law and all of his sibling's.
Per Ray’s wishes there will be a private gathering at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Ray’s memory may be made to Home Health, Hospice & Respite Care
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