Raymond A. Douyard

Born: Thu., Sep. 12, 1929
Died: Wed., Feb. 10, 2021


Family to do services at later date


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Raymond Alfred Douyard, 91, of Avon, a former Terryville resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

He was born on September 12, 1929 in Plainville. He grew up in the Whigville section of Burlington and married Lois Ruquist of Forestville at the Asbury Methodist Church in Forestville on September 1, 1951. The service was performed by the late Rev. Arthur Brown.

Raymond was a former manager of the E. Ingraham Employees Federal Credit and in 1962 went to the New Britain Teachers Federal Credit Union now called Achieve Financial Credit Union where he served for over 30 years and retired as President and CEO.

A graduate of the New England Credit Union Management School at the University of New Hampshire and served on the School Committee after graduation. He served as a Director of the Connecticut Credit Union League for 17 years and also served as Treasurer for several years.  Raymond was a Director of the Education Council of Credit Unions and the National Teacher Credit Union Movement for eight years, serving as Chairman of the Board.

Raymond was a member of the Terryville Congregational Church where he served in many capacities in his 50-plus years of membership.  He was a Life Deacon, taught Sunday school, served as Moderator, Historian and worked on various committees.

He is survived by his wife Lois and his children: Mark and his wife Barbara of Delaware; David and his wife Lisa of New Hartford; Beth and her partner Michael Smith of Bristol; and Michael and his wife Andrea of Middlebury. He also survived by his grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathan, Jessica, Jacqueline, Jay, Sarah and Emily and his five great grandchildren, Elliott, Tyler, Lennox, Nora and Donovan.

A virtual service will be held on Thursday evening February 18, 2021 at 7 PM. The link for the Bereavement Service is  
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86074192307?pwd=dVkxQWFDRmc5K2dFWjhKTWcveFFmUT09

A celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date due to Covid restrictions.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Plymouth Community Food Pantry, 30 Dewey Ave. Terryville or Terryville Congregational Church, 233 Main St., Terryville CT 06786.  Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville is assisting the family with arrangements.   www.scottfuneralhomeinc.com

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Rev. Zack Mabe
   Posted Thu February 11, 2021
Dear Douyard Family:

As you know, Ray and I were very close. I will forever be thankful that I had Ray in my life since 2005. He bragged about his family constantly! You were and are the light of his life, along with his great faith in God. I am thankful Ray is with God. I miss - and will continue to miss - Ray so very deeply. My prayers are with you.
Rev Zack

John Kohanski
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
Dear Douyards, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Douyard's passing. I have many fond memories from our neighbor days on Beach Ave. You and he are in my prayers. May he rest in peace. John Kohanski, Milford, CT

Millie Perry
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
Dear Lois and all of you children, I was so sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. He was a wonderful man and a friend to everyone he met. I have a lot of good memories of him though my years at church and at Jensens where you were my neighbors. My prayers are with your family knowing he is in Gods hands an will watch over all of us. Love & prayers.
Millie Perry

Benson Family
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
Douyard family,
We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Douyard's passing. What a wonderful person. We still miss Mr. and Mrs. Douyard in the neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May yeur memories comfort you in the future.

Gail Beale
   Posted Sat February 13, 2021
Dear Douyard family,

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Douyards passing. He was a fine gentleman with
always a kind word and smile. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and
prayers go out to all during this difficult time.

Linda and Jim Merrell
   Posted Sat February 13, 2021
Dear Dear Lois, We will forever love and remember our Raymond. Rest in peace dear Mr. Moderator. Heaven just received the Best.

Andy K
   Posted Sat February 13, 2021
Dear Lois, Mike, Beth, David, Mark and whole Family- Can't tell you how much Ray meant to me personally, he was a 2nd dad for me. We will miss him very much. Cyndi is a fan of Creme Brulee because of those dinners that Ray taught us to reserve a sweet spot at end of the meal. Thanks for the guidance, memories and friendship through so many years. God Bless you all in this time of morning.

Andy & Cyndi

Robert and Jane Cummiskey
   Posted Sun February 14, 2021
Ray's passing is hard for those of us knew his gentle nature and humor. He always had a way of making everyone feel special and cared for. With Lois as his partner they were a great couple and role model for how to live and love. He will be missed and remembered fondly. Our condolences to the family.
Robert and Jane Cummiskey

Brian Cummiskey
   Posted Sun February 14, 2021
Very sorry to hear the news and my condolences go out to the family at this time.

Joe and Joanne Ferdinando
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
We were saddened to hear the news about Mr Douyard’s passing.
We hope that time will not diminish the love and joy and memories you shared with him in life. Ray can be very proud of his legacy in his family. Many can say we are better for knowing him.

Sandra Kamens
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
The Douyard Family,
My sincere condolences to all of you. I have fond memories of all of you as we shared church, Sunday School, Pilgrim Fellowship group, Silver Lake, committees, church suppers and especially friendship.

Rev. Dr. Christopher Drew
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
I was saddened to learn of Ray's passing. I always enjoyed chatting with him at various ecumenical events between our churches in Terryville / Plymouth. He was a gentle and caring man who certainly loved you all very much and served Christ through the church. May you know the comforting embrace of God's spirit and share wonderful warm memories of all the days you shared with him.

Janine & Nicholas Richards
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
Dear Lois and Douyards all,

Nicholas and I were so saddened to hear of Ray’s passing. Please know you’re all in our thoughts and prayers.

After we graduated from Bates, I interviewed for a French teaching position in Farmington, Ct. Ray was so helpful and encouraging to a new graduate going for her first important interview. And he graciously invited my mother and me to lunch afterwards.

Several years ago, Mark invited the two of us down to the vacation condo some of you were staying at on Cape Cod. We both remember the get together as one laugh after another, the jokes and comments from Ray left us in stitches.

Knowing full well these are sad and difficult times for you all, don’t ever forget that he brought a lot of great laughs into a lot of people’s lives through the years.

With heartfelt condolences to you all,

Janine & Nicholas Richards

Karen Meyer, Education Credit Union Council
   Posted Mon February 22, 2021
To the Douyard Family,
While I did not have the pleasure of knowing Ray, others here at ECUC recall fond memories. As a board member in the early years Ray was instrumental in expanding our national council of school and university credit unions- very progressive in the 1980's! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless. Karen Meyer, Executive Director ECUC

Joel Sekorski
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
It is with great sadness that I read this but it with incredible thanks and wonderful memories that I say with my heart how grateful I am to Ray and all of his family for the structure of faith, friendship and community I was so very lucky to be part of in my youth. I carry those life lessons and feelings of friendship from the Terryville Congregational church family always. May peace follow you all. Joel Sekorski

Joel Sekorski
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
It is with great sadness that I read this but it with incredible thanks and wonderful memories that I say with my heart how grateful I am to Ray and all of his family for the structure of faith, friendship and community I was so very lucky to be part of in my youth. I carry those life lessons and feelings of friendship from the Terryville Congregational church family always. May peace follow you all. Joel Sekorski

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