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Raymond W Jacques

December 18, 1932 - August 22, 2023


Obituary For Raymond W Jacques

Raymond W. Jacques, husband of Virginia Ruth (Diachisin) Jacques, for sixty-nine years, passed away on Tuesday August 22, 2023. Born and raised in Peabody, he graduated from Peabody High School, class of 1951.

An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Air Force.

Mr. Jacques was employed for forty years as a Supervisor for GTE Sylvania in Salem, until the time of his retirement.

The passion Raymond had for sports was second to none. He is a member of the PHS Hall of Fame, in which he excelled in hockey, football and baseball. This great passion was passed down to four generations of his family. He spent the last 50 years coaching his son, and his grandsons, while teaching his granddaughters and great grandchildren his love of the game, no matter what sport they chose. There was never a game that he missed.

He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

Raymond is survived by his loving wife Ruth, as well as his son Raymond Jacques and his wife Michelle, his daughter Cynthia Norwood and her husband Darrell Norwood, and his daughter Leslie Minter and her former husband Wayne. Raymond leaves six loving grandchildren, Kevin Norwood and his wife Stephanie, Kristine Pelletier and her husband Brian, Alex Minter and his wife Jessica, Christopher Minter and his wife Haylie, Raymond Jacques and Jessica Jacques. Also, seven great grandchildren, Chase, Kayleigh, Cameron Pelletier, Harper Minter, and Adaline Minter, and Gabriella and Giselle Norwood. Raymond also leaves behind his sister, Marie Snow, and was predeceased by his brother Roger Rogers.

His Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM at the Second Congregational Church, Maple St, Peabody. Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.

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  • 08/27/2023

    Ray was always outside on good ridge street with the kids in neighborhood. Trying to teach us sports. I will always remember his smile. So sorry for your lose. Kim petkavich koen

  • 08/26/2023

    So sorry to hear about your loss. May he Rest In Peace. My condolences are being sent to you and your family. Carol Burke

  • 08/25/2023

    Ray and family, What a life he had! Reading his life story was truly heartwarming. His life was on BIG continuous WIN! I now know why you are so hockey crazy!(welcome to the group) I know he was deeply loved by you all and will be missed. However, he it is so obvious that continues to live through you and your family every day. My condolences on your loss. Bob Crawford

  • 08/25/2023

    To my aunt Ruth and all my cousins, I am so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Be joyful in the memories you all have of him and knowing he has left a beautiful legacy behind.

  • 08/25/2023

    Janet and I had the pleasure of conversations with Dad, Mr. Jacques, over the years. Always relaxed, always smiling, always in a good mood, always gracious ! I have no doubt he, Ruth, Chanel will be in heaven by the side of Jesus helping those he has left for a time. ....including Janet and I. What a life to celebrate !!!

  • 08/24/2023

    My deepest condolences to your family on such a sad loss! I remember Mr. Jacques as a very kind man and great dad. My heart goes out to you all.

  • 08/24/2023

    Ray, I am terribly sorry for your loss, my condolences to you and your family,..

  • 08/24/2023

    Ray was the best softball coach I ever played for as he guided our team Putnam to a championship in the Peabody league my last year playing. He will be sorely missed by all. Thoughts and prayers are with you all...RIP Coach Jacques

  • 08/24/2023

    My condolences to the Jacques & extended family, Ray was a very special guy. We spent many a day sharing story's & jokes. Rest in Peace Ray!


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