Richard Alan Raynor “Dick,” age 77, a longtime resident of Burlington, passed away peacefully on December 27th, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Constance Evelyn (Flynn) Raynor with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.
Born on April 22, 1945, he was the son of the late Henry G. Raynor, and Dorothy “Sunny” Raynor of Burlington.
Dick started work in the Parts Department at Mack Truck right out of high school. He enjoyed his job; he was good at it, and he loved the orderly and organized kind of work it was. Dick was a Shop Steward for a number of years until Mack was no longer a union shop. He was always willing to work extra hours because, as he said, “I have an expensive travel habit.” Dick had many interests, which he shared with family and friends. He particularly loved to travel, to play golf, and to go boating. He and Connie traveled extensively both in the US and Europe as well as other places. He and his friend and brother-in-law, Mark, loved boating together, on Cape Cod, from the Onset Bay Marina, and from the Danversport Yacht Club. He also played golf with Mark and his brothers-in-law Bill Clark and Tony Macarro as well as other friends. They called themselves “duffers,” but they had a great time and a lot of laughs. He also loved his yearly family vacations at the beach with his extended family. Dick was a family man through and through. He was the best husband and father he could possibly be, and he was the bedrock of his family “a man who could always be counted on…and supportive.”
In addition to his wife, Dick leaves his children, the late Dawn E. (Raynor) Rideout and her husband Robie B. “Chip” Rideout Jr, of Pelham NH, and Richard A. Raynor Jr, and his wife Chanthavone “Dot” Raynor of Methuen.
Dick leaves his grandchildren: Darian E. Rideout of Nashua, Robie Bradford Rideout III of Pelham, Riley Raynor and Tyler Raynor of Methuen.
Dick also leaves his brothers and sisters: Henry G Raynor and his late wife Virginia, formerly of Waltham; Mary Ruth (Flynn) Clark and her late husband Bill Clark of Chelmsford, the late Eileen (Flynn) Maccaro and her late husband Tony Macarro of East Bridgewater, and Phyllis (Flynn) Gleason and her husband Mark Gleason of Chelmsford.
He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington on Sunday, January 1 from 2-5pm. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Jan. 2 at 10am. Burial to follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dick’s name may be to The Heather C. Clark Memorial Fund, Abraham Lincoln School, 300 Chelmsford St. Lowell, MA 01851