Raymond E. Belliveau passed away on April 1, 2021 at Moravian Manor in Lititz, PA where he had lived with his wife Sandy for the past 8 years. He was 95 years old. He was born in New Bedford, MA on April 19, 1925 to Edmund and Ozelie Belliveau, one of five children.
He attended St. Johns Catholic school through junior high and graduated from high school in Orange, New Jersey in 1942.
Ray was accepted into the US Navy’s V-12 program through which he obtained a degree in Engineering from Bucknell University in 1946. He was assigned to the Commodore’s Staff in Philadelphia, working in troop transport until released from active duty in 1947.
Ray met his wife Sandy at the YWCA in Wilkinsburg, PA and they were married on November 13, 1948. They lived in Buffalo, NY where he worked for the Westinghouse Corporation. He later relocated to West Caldwell, NJ where he took a job with the Walter Kidde Company. His main focus of work was as an engineer on aircraft fire suppression systems. He attended Stevens Institute of Technology and received a master’s degree in Business Management in the late 1950’s. In the early 1980’s the Kidde Company moved to North Carolina, necessitating a transfer. Ray and Sandy lived in Wilson, NC until his retirement in 1990. Some years later they moved back to Landisville, PA and then finally to Moravian Manor in Lititz.
In retirement, Ray was an avid reader, keen bridge and golf player and enjoyed many years of travel in the U.S. and abroad. One of his greatest pleasures in later years was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren especially summer holidays with everyone in Cape May.
Ray is survived by his wife Sandy, his two sisters and three children, Kathryn, Richard and Janice. He had eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends in Steinman Hall at Moravian Manor, Lititz PA, on April 9, 2021 at 11 a.m. led by Dr. Larry Chottiner. Contributions can be made to the Moravian Manor Community Fund.