In Loving Memory: FALMOUTH – Dr. Raymond A. Gagnon, 81, of Falmouth, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2021, surrounded by his loving wife, children, and grandchildren.
Ray enjoyed 55 years of marriage to his best friend and devoted wife Louise (Dupre) Gagnon. He was the proud father of four children and eight grandchildren: Michael Gagnon and his wife Megann Gagnon of Cary, NC (Simmone and Celia Gagnon), John Gagnon, DMD and his wife Christina Kim Gagnon, DMD of Falmouth, MA (Johnny and Nico Gagnon), Katie Gagnon Sintros and her husband Michael Sintros of Contoocook, NH (Peter and Ellie Sintros), and Marc Gagnon and his wife Carrie Gagnon of Apex, NC (Lillie and Brielle Gagnon). He has 3 sisters whom he loved dearly: Ann McCormack (Fitchburg, MA), Michele Casellini (Franklin, MA), and Suzie Gagnon (Portland, Maine). Ray will join in Heaven his parents, Ernest and Simonne Gagnon.
Dr. Gagnon was born in Sanford, Maine and graduated from Providence College and New York Medical College. He did his internship and residency at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center in Hartford, CT and served 2 years at the US Naval Hospital in Beaufort, SC. He was proud to have spent his entire OB-GYN career in Falmouth, initially partnered with Drs. Ralph Angus, Bob Cooney, and Paul DeMeo providing excellent and compassionate care to women, having personally delivered close to 8500 babies over a 50-year career.
Ray was an avid outdoorsman and he loved to fish with his children, and later their children, in Cuttyhunk and Quick’s Hole. Nothing gave him greater pleasure than spending time with his beautiful and devoted wife and to be surrounded by his family for meals, holidays, lobster boils, outdoor fun, and laughter. A devoted Catholic, he attended daily mass, was a Eucharistic Minister, altar server, greeter, and was honored with the Marian Medal conferred by the Diocese for his dedicated service to the church.
Relationships and being kind to others, especially those less fortunate, were important to him and he always addressed people by name and gave them respect and his time. For the past several years he enjoyed volunteering time to friends and local establishments including La Cucina and Seafood Sam’s. He also remained active at Falmouth Hospital up until the year of his death and he loved his “second career” serving as 1st Assist to many general surgeons.
He wanted to be remembered as a “loving husband, father, and grandfather who always tried to do his very best.”
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 15th from 5 – 7 pm at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 475 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540.
His funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 16th at 10:00 am at St. Patrick’s Church, 511 Main St., Falmouth. Burial to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Gifford Street in Falmouth.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catholic Charities or the American Cancer Society.
For obituary, directions and online guestbook visit www.chapmanfuneral.com.