Ray Mee

  • Born: October 26, 1939
  • Died: November 3, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

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Manchester, NH 03104

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Ray Thurman Mee, 79, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Elliot Hospital, with his loving wife by his side.

Born in Sanford, ME, he was the son of the late Norman Mee, Sr. and M. Gertrude (Bond) Mee. Raised and educated in Maine, Ray worked as a truck driver for several years. Prior to retirement, he worked in the Maintenance Dept. at the Raymond Walmart Distribution Center.

An honorably discharged veteran, Ray proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army in both Germany and Korea.

A dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Ray was the pillar of strength for his family. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed long walks, hiking, fishing, and hunting. In his spare time, Ray loved to listen to country music and watch NASCAR. A kind and humble man, Ray and his wife, Gail, enjoyed cooking together and being social with their dear friends. Ray will be best remembered for his love of family.

Ray is survived by his beloved wife, Gail (Cochrane) Mee, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage; three daughters, Brenda Mee of Rochester, Meredith Leavitt and husband Salvatore Palermo of Hooksett, and Deborah Stratton and husband Paul of Manchester; four grandchildren, Harper Leavitt, Joshua Stratton, Ashley Stratton, and Jessica Gagne and husband Donald; four great grandchildren; two sisters, Agnes Winn of West Newfield, ME, and Carol Sawtelle of Kittery, ME; several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Ray was predeceased by his two brothers, Norman Mee, Jr., and William Mee; twin sister, Ruth Dennis; and grandson, Daniel Mee.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Committal Service with Military Honors will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen, on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2:00P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ray's name to the Manchester Animal Shelter, 490 Dunbarton Rd., Manchester, NH 03102; New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 626, Concord, NH 03302; or the VNA of Manchester and Southern NH, 1070 Holt Ave # 4, Manchester, NH 03109.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I am just so sorry to read of the loss of your husband. I remember always admiring what a sweet couple you both were back in the day. He was always friendly while I'd be walking into work and he was sitting in the car waiting for you. I would also like to extend the same in regards to the loss of Danny. I was shocked and saddened to learn of this only now reading the obituary for your
husband/Dad. I am so sorry for your suffering and great loss. Deepest heartfelt sympathy to you, Debbie and entire family. Warmest hugs.

Posted by Eileen Sasso (Bilodeau)    November 11, 2018

Our condolences, Gail. We were just reminiscing about Ray a few days ago when we met at the Market. Our thoughts and prayers for you and the family. Nat and Larry Welch

Posted by Natalie & Larry Welch - Friend   November 11, 2018


So sorry to hear Ray passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Paul and Cheryl Bandanza

Posted by Cheryl Bandanza - Claremont, NH - Family   November 09, 2018

To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Lawrence will be missed dearly. Please find comfort in knowing one day we will see our loved ones again. John 6:40. Matthew 5:5.

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2018

Our deepest condolences to the family. May the God of comfort and mercy grant you and your family hope and peace during this time of sadness and sorrow. DD

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2018

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