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Raymond E. Clement, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Raymond E. Clement, Sr., 79, of Greeley Street died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of June A. (Scullin) Clement.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Harry M. and Serena H. (Meikle) Clement.
Mr. Clement was the Director of Safety and Security and, later, the Director of Transportation for RIPTA where he worked for 28 years, before retiring in 1994. He was a member of the New England Transit Club and served on the Safety Committee in Washington, DC.
He was a 68-year member of Bethany Baptist Church, Pawtucket, where he was currently serving as Interim Minister. This year he celebrated 25 years as a Lay Minister. He was a Life Deacon, Past President and Treasurer of the Church, a member of the Board of Deacons, and a choir member. He was Past President of the American Baptist Men and Past President of the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island (ABCORI). He also was the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church, Exeter for 14 years. He was named Baptist Man of the Year in 1990. He was a member of Ed's Raiders at Camp Canonicus, a volunteer work group.
He was a member of Roger Williams Lodge #32, F. & A.M., Cumberland; a member of Scottish Rite, Valley of Providence; Gaspee Order #99, Swords of Bunker Hill; the Masonic Veterans Association; member and director of the Temple Lodge Association.
He was a Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran, and was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He also loved to travel with his family.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Brenda J. Clement and Kathleen A. Clement, both of Pawtucket; three sons, Raymond E. Clement, Jr. and his wife, Harriet, and Jeffrey D. Clement, M.D., both of Pawtucket, and Kurt F. Allen of North Attleboro, MA; one grandson, Patrick J. Clement of Pawtucket; and his large extended family. He was the brother of the late Harry M. Clement, Jr. and Clarence B. Clement.
A Masonic Memorial Service will be held TUESDAY at 7:30 P.M. at BELLOWS-FALSO FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln.
His funeral service will be held WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 at 10 A.M. at Bethany Baptist Church, 178 Sayles Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial, with military honors, will be in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at BELLOWS-FALSO FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln TUESDAY 4-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ray's memory to the Memorial Fund of Bethany Baptist Church, 178 Sayles Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 or the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886 would be appreciated. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfh.com.