Raymond R. Houle Jr. – Woonsocket

Raymond R. Houle Jr. – Woonsocket

Raymond R. Houle Jr., 61, of Woonsocket & South Kingstown, died September 27, 2016, at his home in Woonsocket. He was the husband of Debra A. (Maculan) Houle whom he married August 13, 2005. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Raymond R. Sr. and Ruth M. (Turcotte) Houle.

Raymond graduated from La Salle Academy in 1972, earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and went on to Bryant College (Bryant University) to earn his master's degree. He was active in the La Salle and Worcester Poly Tech Alumni Associations.

He is survived by his wife, Debra, his two daughters, Nicole Paliotti and her husband, Peter, of South Kingstown, and Lauren Houle of Warwick; his step daughter, Jenna Lydeard and her husband, Paul, of Cumberland; three brothers, Ronald and Robert Houle both of North Smithfield, and Richard Houle of Grand Prairie, TX; his sister, Renay Houle of Warwick; as well as five grandchildren, Benjamin and Sydney Paliotti, Phoenix Houle, and Hannah and Zachary Lydeard.

Raymond was passionate about his lifelong work in the machine shop business, which he founded and owned with his brother Ron. He loved to spend weekends at his home in Snug Harbor, and enjoyed fishing, boating, and target shooting. He shared these hobbies with his family, especially his beloved grandchildren.

His funeral will be held Monday, October 3, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 63 Church St., Slatersville. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, West Wrentham Road, Cumberland. Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 - 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to La Salle Academy, 612 Academy Avenue, Providence, RI 02908.