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SCARBOROUGH -- Raymond Broadhead, 89, of Scarborough, formerly of Kennebunk, died on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Maine Veteran's Home in Scarborough. He was born in North Andover, Mass., on Jan. 8, 1924, the youngest son of George and Alice (Cartwright) Broadhead. He grew up in North Andover, graduating from Johnson High School.
After graduation, he enlisted in the
, where he served on the USS Wasp (CV-18) during
World War II
, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
While recovering in the hospital from minor surgery, he was cared for by a lovely nursing student named Helen Turner. They fell in love and were married on Feb. 6, 1948, a union that lasted nearly 63 years until her death on Jan. 1, 2011.
Raymond had a lifelong career with National Cash Register (NCR) Company, beginning his career in sales and rising to Regional Branch Manager in Portland. He retired in 1986.
He served on the Board of Selectmen for the town of North Andover, Mass., from 1955 to 1956, and 1962 to 1966. He also served on the Planning Board. He was a member of the Masons, Cochichewick Lodge, AF & AM, North Andover, Mass.
Raymond served in the Vestry at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in North Andover, Mass. He also served on the Long-range Planning Committee and Vestry at St. David's Episcopal Church in Kennebunk.
In his retirement, he enjoyed golf, reading, music and Boston sports; he was a long time season ticket holder of the Red Sox and Patriots.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond S. Broadhead and wife Leone of Bell Buckle, Tenn., Stephen S. Broadhead and wife Deborah of Londonderry, N.H., two daughters, Jane Russell and husband Bruce of North Andover, Mass., Martha E. Brooks and husband Steven of Kennebunk; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 18, at 11:30 a.m., at St. David's Episcopal Church, 138 York St., Kennebunk. Interment will be in the spring in the Memorial Garden.
Should friends choose,
memorial donations in his
memory may be made to:
The Maine Veteran's Home
290 U.S. Route One
Scarborough, Maine 04074
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 16, 2013
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