Raymond Le Comte (1929 - 2018)

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Raymond Le Comte, 88

SOUTH PORTLAND - Raymond Le Comte of South Portland, Maine, died peacefully surrounded by his family at the veteran's home in Scarborough. He was the youngest child of six, born in Topsham, Vt., Feb. 16, 1929, to Laureat Le Comte and Rose Robert Le Comte. He was raised in Manchester, N.H., and joined the navy in 1946. He served as a gunner mate second class during the Korean War for a total of eight years. Once leaving the military he settled in Sacramento, Calif., where he went back to school on the G.I. Bill for chemical engineering. After graduation he met and married Anna Bodenlos from Pittsburg, Pa., and started their family. After working as an engineer in Sacramento for a couple years, he moved his family back to New Hampshire, then Massachusetts, and finally Maine where he considered this his home. Once he retired from Fairchild semiconductor he decided to go back to school, this time choosing The Landing boat building school in Arundel. His project was a 30-foot Malabar sailboat where he received his diploma in boat building. Ray used his skill to build kayaks and woodstrip canoes and furniture for friends and family. All of our homes are filled with his wonderful creations. Ray was an avid gardener, he was that neighbor that had more zucchini than he knew what to do with, he would leave it out on a stand for anyone walking by!! Ray loved to golf and and in his spare time drove for ITN, which he enjoyed because he could talk to the passengers and share stories. He was a member of the VFW post 832 in South Portland where he would bring his homemade baked beans for the Veterans Day celebration.

Our family would like to thank Ally, Sue, Tom and all of the staff at the Maine Veterans home for the excellent care they provided.
Ray is survived by his wife, Anne of 61 years; children, Michelle (Alex) Kasny, Ray Le Comte (Jennifer Jortberg), Jeanne (Robert) Durocher; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, which he very much enjoyed. His humor and willingness to help others will be missed. A graveside ceremony is to be held Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Highland Memorial Cemetery South Portland at 12:30 p.m. The reception will be private.

Arrangements are by Coastal Cremation Services of Portland, http://coastalcremationservices.com

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The


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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Aug. 12, 2018
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