Raymond S. Reynolds, Sr., 66, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on July 14th, 2021. For three years prior, he was able to fight the after-effects of a debilitating stroke and remain in his home under the loving care of his cherished wife of 40 years, Susan (Livermore) Reynolds. He was a devoted father to Raymond S. Reynolds Jr. and his significant other, Christine Decelles, and Jessica (Reynolds) Martelli and her husband Richard Martelli Jr., and a loving Grandfather to Zachary and Brianna Reynolds and Evan and Olivia Martelli. He leaves behind his mother, Carol (Norris) Reynolds, his three brothers, Robert Reynolds Jr. and his wife Debra, Ralph Reynolds and his wife Kathleen, Richard Reynolds and his wife Amy, as well as many nieces and nephews. Ray was predeceased by his father Robert Reynolds Sr. and his grandparents Raymond and Everlena Norris, with whom he shared a very special relationship.
Ray was a 1973 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School. He later earned an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Quinsigamond Community College. Early in his career, Ray proudly served on the Worcester and Northboro Police departments. In 1980, he began working a second job washing trucks at Federal Express. After progressing through company ranks, he retired in 2015, as a Senior Manager in charge of Fedex Operations at Logan Airport, with 35 Years of service.
Ray and Sue raised their family in Northboro, MA. He was an active member of the community, serving 16 years as an appointed member of the Northboro Housing Authority, and as the town Constable for many years. In 2016, just after retirement, he returned to his passion, attending the Reserve Police Academy and rejoining Northboro and Westboro Police Departments.
He enjoyed a lifelong hobby of designing and constructing multiple homes for his family to enjoy. Through the years, he found peace at the ocean, spending time on their boat “OutRayJess”, at their home in Wells, and most recently in Kennebunk, ME. Ray frequently acted as an advisor, mentor and support person for colleagues, friends, and family who all valued his vast knowledge and advice in any situation. Ray enjoyed connecting with his friends for breakfast and engaging in early morning talks with each of them. His greatest joy was being in the company of his family, especially his grandchildren, who were the light of his life.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, July 19, from 4 to 7 PM in the Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough.
His funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 20, in the First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St. Westborough. A private burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are encouraged to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org/donate.