Marlborough – Raymond N. “Mickey” Letendre, of Marlborough, died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 in Marlborough, surrounded by his loving family, aged 95 years. He was the beloved husband of Marie (Lesieur) Letendre, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.
Born in Marlborough, a son of the late Rudolph L. and Orise C. (Marchand) Letendre. He received his education in the Spencer school system.
For several years, he worked at Schutney Shoe factory in Hudson, Diamond Shoe factory in Marlborough, and City Taxi. Later, he was employed at A&M Aeronautics Engineering as a manufacturing supervisor, retiring in 1992 after 31 years of service.
In 1948, Mickey also worked part time at Lesieur Moving Company, where a lovely young woman (who just happened to be the boss’ daughter…) took notice of his boyish good looks and charming personality. They married Aug. 20, 1950, and began a 67-year journey of love and devotion.
Mickey was an avid candlepin bowler in his younger years. He loved the ocean, and always reminisced about the many vacations he took to Cape Cod with his young family. His favorite pastime was watching his beloved Red Sox. Most of all, he adored spending time with his kids, extended family, and friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Joanne Schulte of Marlborough and Jean Fish and her husband Daniel of Hopedale; four sons, Michael Letendre of Marlborough, Richard “Dick” Letendre of Gorham, Maine, James “Jimmy” Letendre of Marlborough, and Gary Letendre of Hopedale; 15 grandchildren, Michelle, Ericka, Julie, Courtney, Mollie, Emily, Lee-Anne, Niki, Alexandra, David, Matt, Eric, Adam, Chris, and Joe; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Also a sister-in-law, Dorothy Horton of Orlando, Fla., and a brother-in-law, Joseph Lesieur of Colrain. He was the brother of the late Jeannette Busch, Alcide, Ronald, and Rudolph Letendre, and brother-in-law of the late Francis Busch, Georgette, Mary, and Claire Letendre.
Friends will be received Saturday, Feb. 10, from 2-4;45 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant Street, Marlborough, followed by his funeral service at 5 p.m. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be made to the Marlborough Hills Activity Fund, 121 Northborough Road East, Marlborough, MA 01752.