Raymond A. Barbin, 95, a long-time resident of Sullivan died peacefully after a period of declining health, aggravated by the Covid-19 virus at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. Raymond was born on January 23, 1926, in Berlin, the second son of the late Juliette (Gagnon) and Wilfrid Barbin. Soon after graduation from high school in 1944, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and eventually stationed in Italy. Following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he returned to NH and matriculated at UNH.
Years later, he married Madeleine Bail of Lewiston, Maine, and subsequently raised a family of four boys. Most of his working career was spent with General Electric Co. in Burlington, VT as a machinist, retiring in 1986. He thoroughly enjoyed motorcycling, especially his 11,000 mile round trip to Alaska with his son, Paul, in 1988. Horticulture was another passion. Every place he lived; Berlin, NH, Burlington, VT, and Sullivan he established and nurtured a garden and planted several apple trees.
Mr. Barbin is survived by his children; Daniel R. Barbin of Burlington, VT. Paul R. Barbin and his wife, Joanne McIntosh of Millsboro, DE. Charles F. Barbin and his wife, Tonia of Jericho, VT. and Robert G. Barbin of Burlington, VT. His sole grandchild, Brett A. Barbin resides in Pleasantville, N.J. His surviving siblings are Lionel Barbin of Bennettsville, S.C. Pauline Barbin of Brewer, ME., and Theresa LeBlanc and her husband, George of Houston, TX. In addition, he leaves several nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Madeleine and sister-in-law Dolores Barbin (nee Wooters) of Camp Ellis Beach, ME.
In keeping with Raymond’s wishes, there are no calling hours. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 11 am. in St. Bernard Church, Parish of the Holy Spirit, 187 Main St. Keene, NH. 03431. Burial will take place privately in the family lot at Holy Family Cemetery, Gorham, NH. in the spring. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com