Accomplished Knitter, Baker And Gardener; Devoted Wife, Mother
CLAREMONT, N.H. — Funeral services for Florence “Flossie” Raymond, 79, who died June 11, at Dartmouth Hitchcock medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. were held June 15 at the Stringer Funeral Home in Claremont. Burial will be held at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery in Rochester.
She was born in Stockbridge on July 4, 1933, daughter of Lawrence and Marion (Luce) Whitcomb.
She was a graduate of Whitcomb High School in Bethel in the Class of 1952.
Flossie was an accomplished knitter, baker and gardener. Her family was the love of her life.
She married Leland Raymond on July 5, 1953.
The family includes her husband, Leland E. Raymond, Sr. of Claremont; three sons, Leland E. Raymond, Jr. and his wife, Vicki H., Keith E. Raymond and his wife, Alison and Gary L. Raymond and his wife, Vicki C., all of Claremont; two daughters, Michelle Desbiens and her husband, Allen, of Concord and Tamara Raymond of Claremont; a sister, Evelyn Folsom of Pittsfield; two brothers, Newton Whitcomb and Norman Whitcomb, of Bethel; nine grandchildren, Scott Raymond, Staci Avery, Shannon Mathieu, Susan Kangas, Tyler Raymond, Matt Steele, Jonas Steele, Audrey Desbiens and John Desbiens; seven great-grandchildren, River Mathieu, Lucas Mathieu, Hayley Avery, Sienna Kangas, Grayer Kangas, Fallon Lavertue and Stella lavertue.
She was predeceased by a brother, Victor Whitcomb.
To view this online memorial or send a private message of condolence, www.stringerfh.com.
This obituary first appeared in the June 20, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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