Raymond W. Bachand, 88

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BRUNSWICK — Raymond W. Bachand, 88, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Parkview Adventist Medical Center.  

On April 29, 1922, he was born in Sanford, a son of Joseph and Malvina Roussin Bachand, and was educated in Sanford schools.

During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy, where he earned the nickname “Whiskers,” from his shipmates.

On Jan. 29, 1953, he married Florence Bouthot.

Over the years he worked in construction for local companies before working at Bath Iron Works for 20 years until retiring in 1985.

He enjoyed gardening and bicycling.  

He is survived by his wife Florence Bachand of Brunswick; a brother, Robert Bachand, of South Portland; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held last weekend.

Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick.

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