Reverend Raymond O. Goulet, 82, of W. Hyannisport
W. Hyannisport – Reverend Raymond O. Goulet, 82, died Saturday, June 21, 2014 at his home in W. Hyannisport. Born and raised in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Oscar and Juliette (Cormier) Goulet.
After completing his studies at St. John’s Seminary, Fr. Goulet was ordained on Feb. 2, 1957 and began his first assignment as Assistant Pastor at St. Anne Parish in Peabody. From 1961 through 1976, he served as Assistant Pastor at our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Brockton, St. Andrew Parish, Billerica, and St. Margaret Parish, Brockton. In 1976, he was transferred to St. Joseph Parish Medford, where he remained as Associate Pastor, Team Ministry, and Moderator. On May 1, 1997, he attained the status of Senior Priest and took up residence in Marlborough as well as Cape Cod.
Fr. Goulet was a soft spoken, quiet, gentleman who enjoyed playing cribbage, golf, his family and was always willing to help in any situation. He had a ready smile and a great sense of humor.
He is survived by his brother, Charles Goulet of Marlborough; his sister, Sr. Claire Goulet, PM, of St. Hyacinth, Canada; his nephews, Lt. Col. Wayne Goulet and his wife Dorothy of Germany and Peter Goulet and his wife Elizabeth of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; his niece, Jackie Tolan of Marlborough; and his grandnieces and grandnephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. He was also the brother of the late Paul Goulet and the uncle of the late James Goulet.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, June 26, from 5-8 p.m., at St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 27, at 11 a.m., at St. Matthias. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beach Street in Marlborough.
Donations, at Fr. Goulet’s request, may be made to St. Joseph School, c/o St. Joseph Parish, 114 High St., Medford, MA 02155.
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