Amesbury, Ma. — Raymond Dostie Sr., lifelong Amesbury resident, passed away peacefully Tuesday at the Kindred Care and Rehab at Brigham Manor in Newburyport. He was the husband of the late Elizabethe "Libby" (Brown) Dostie. He was born in Amesbury and was the son of the late Arthur and Agnes (Desjardins) Dostie.
Ray attended Sacred Heart School of Amesbury and left to work for the Lake Gardner Ice House Co. He later worked for Louis Shoe as well as Amesbury Motors, unloading new cars from Detroit. The US Army drafted him into the 9th Infantry Div. and he served at the Punch Bowl and Chowan Valley. That is where he earned his C.I.B. as well as his Korean Service Medal with a Bronze Star, United Nations Medal and his National Defense Medal. After returning home, he attended Haverhill Trade School to earn his mechanics certificate. A mechanic at Collis Chevrolet in Newburyport until 1967, he recently retired from Amesbury (Yeo) Chevrolet after 40 years of Service. He also worked for Woodsom Farm for forty years.
He was a member of Holy Family Parish as well as being a member of the Elks of Newburyport, St. Jeans Club, American Legion, and the Lafayette Club.
He is survived by three daughters, Dianne Cole and husband Kenneth, Cheryl Bowen Young all of Amesbury and Kathleen Jordan and husband Mark of S. Hampton, NH; three sons, Raymond Jr. and wife Laura of Raymond, NH, Andrew and wife Sylvia of Limerick, ME, and Paul and wife Lori of Kingston, NH; former daughter-in-law Diane Dostie of Amesbury; his ten grandchildren Sarah, Jessica, Raymond III, Kyle and Alex Dostie, Phillip Cole, Mark and Arin Jordan, Terry Preble, and Eric Rielly; his nine great-grandchildren, Jasmin and Ryan Mace, Tyler, Ashley, and Lindsey Burke, Asher Cole, Lauren and Brian Preble, Jared Murphy, his sister-in-law Florence Dostie, and many nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late Rita Plante and Roland Dostie.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held this Saturday Aug. 11 at 12:30 p.m. at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St. in Amesbury followed by burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Anna Jaques Hospital Oncology/Hematology Clinic, Nurses Education, 25 Highland Ave. Newburyport, MA 01950.