Raymond J. Loiselle

  • Born: December 8, 1943
  • Died: March 3, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Raymond J. Loiselle (76), of Manchester New Hampshire, passed away suddenly on March 3, 2020. He was born on December 8, 1943 to Theodore & Pauline (Descheneaux) Loiselle.

Raymond attended the Bishop Bradley High School in Manchester and would go on to graduate from Ohio Northern University to pursue a career in teaching special education. Having taught for over 20 years at Mart High School in Texas, Raymond took great joy in being a coach and mentor to the many students he taught. He also took immense pride in coaching football, especially after leading the Mart Panthers to their first state championship in 25 years, an accolade that he will carry with him forever.

Ray always said he never taught for the money, but rather for the difference he could make, which embodies who Ray was. All who knew him will remember a kind, compassionate, selfless man who would give the shirt off his back to those in need, especially for the kids he advocated for. Ray was at his best when teaching or coaching others, playing football, baseball wrestling and golf, or feeding others from his station in front of the grill. Above all, Ray loved his family and friends immensely, and will be dearly missed by all whose lives he touched.

Ray has joined his parents and his brother Richard Loiselle in heaven. He is survived by his fiancé Patricia Dalo; sister Rita Pinard and husband Ron; sister Ruth Williamson; brother Ronald Loiselle and wife Betty; brother Robert Loiselle and wife Muriel; sister Terry Clouthier and husband Davis; sister Becky Plichta and husband John; sister Rhonda Loughlin and husband Brian; daughter Michelle; step daughters Sonya & Tara; as well as many grandchildren, one great grandchild and extended family and friends.

A celebration of Raymond's life will be held on Sunday, March 8th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes, 250 Coolidge Ave, Manchester NH. Food and beverages will be served.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Ray's memory.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To all of the Loiselle siblings,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your brother, Ray. I got to know him while caring for your mother,Pauline.She was so happy to have him come to visit at Rita and Ron's home. He was always cheerful and willing to help in any way. I know he will be sorely missed.

Posted by Denise O'Connor - Hooksett, NH - Family Friend   March 15, 2020

My condolences to Rita, Terry and their siblings as well as Raymond's immediate and extended family.
Gerry Therrien

Posted by Gerry Therrien - manchester, NH   March 11, 2020

I played 4 years of football with Ray and saw him at the 50th reunion. I remember him coming back to the huddle during the Memorial game covered in snow, he commented I guess they were trying to whitewash me. We broke out with laughter. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Jack St. Hilaire - Prescott Valley, AZ   March 10, 2020

I lost contact with Ray after he left Texas. So I am very glad that a mutual friend posted his obituary on Facebook. I got to know Ray very well. He and I (along with 3 or 4 other guys) met every Tuesday morning before school for six years to have a Bible study/accountability group. I am convinced that Ray was born again and knew Jesus as Lord and Savior. Ray was a good friend to me, always ready to help in any way that he could. We had a good relationship while he was at Mart and an closer one when he began teaching at the Methodist Boys Ranch. I pray that Ray's last years were good ones in every way. I have missed him a great deal. I am sorry that I lost contact with him after he left Texas. May God bless his family.

Posted by Steve Ellison - Mena, AR - Friend   March 07, 2020

Ray.... we spent 4 great years together at Bishop Bradley, both as classmates and teammates and then we spent another 3 years doing the same thing at Ohio Northern U. Even though we went our separate ways after graduation.... our feelings towards each other stayed with us. Thanks for the great memories. You will always be a part of my growing up years.
I would also like to thank Ray's family. Ever since I can remember, Ray's Mom and brothers & sisters always excepted me as part of their family.
Thank you old #11 (The Mizer) and we will see each other again.

Posted by Paul & Nancy Lavigne - Meredith, NH - Classmate   March 07, 2020

My sincere condoleances to the entire family. You are a closeknit and loving family, you will find reciprocal strength amongst you. May the happy memories you shared help to comfort you and bring a smile to your lips despite your pain.

Posted by lois clouthier - montréal   March 07, 2020

Gone but nevre forgotten. Ray you will be missed. Tricia so very sorry for your loss. I am here for you. sending Love and hugs.

Posted by Barbara Bona - Franklin, NH - Friend   March 06, 2020

I am sure when you died, Ray, that Jesus was waiting for you as He greeted you. Now I see you tossing the football around with Jesus, and I hear you laughing and enjoying your new life in Heaven. Thank you for the sweet memories of when we were young. Privileged to have been Trisha, your first love and so happy your last love was another Tricia. She was so good to you and for you. I am grateful for that when you told me you hoped I was as happy as you were. You will forever be that sweet 18 year old American boy from NH, who loved a Canadian girl... Trisha White Pickrem

Posted by Patricia Pickrem - Halifax, NS /Canada - Family Friend   March 06, 2020

I only knew Ray for a short time through Tricia and could see he enjoyed everything about his life and love. He will be missed but he is at rest now.

Posted by Liz (and Phil) O'Neill - Jacksonville, NC - Friend   March 06, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers for the Loiselle family especially our neighbors Becky and John Plichta

Posted by Ray and Diane Dore - Friend   March 06, 2020

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