OCEAN PARK — Raymond Laverriere, 87, of Ocean Park, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, following a brief illness at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Biddeford on Sept. 4, 1926, a son of Odilon and Lydia (Binette) Laverriere.

He attended local schools.

He served our country in the United States Navy during World War II.

Raymond worked as a self-employed barber in Biddeford for 28 years. He then went on to become a driver for community action until his retirement at age 61.

He was a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program. Raymond also drove for Ocean Pines and enjoyed singing there as well. He was a lifetime member of the VFW.

He will be remembered as a kind and generous man, always ready to lend a hand to anyone especially at Pinewood Manor, his home for 20 years. He was happiest when surrounded by family, especially his great-grandchildren. An avid Red Sox fan, he was so fortunate to finally see them win three World Series. He will be greatly missed.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Mildred; a sister, Claire Laverriere; four brothers, Robert, Roland, Guy and Conrad Laverriere; and a son-in-law, Armand Raymond.

Raymond is survived by: three daughters, Diane Raymond of Biddeford, Paula Fontaine and her husband Guy of Old Orchard Beach and Ann Boucher of Sinclair; one brother, Leo Laverriere and his wife Pauline of Biddeford; two sisters, Paulette Caron and her husband Ronald of Shapleigh and Priscille Walton of Biddeford; three sisters-in-law, Laurette, Yvette and Yolande Laverriere, all of Biddeford; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

His family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for taking such great care of him.

An 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at St. Margaret’s Church in Old Orchard Beach. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Biddeford. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074; or American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; or Maine Special Olympics Inc., 125 John Roberts Road, No. 19, South Portland, ME 04106. Arrangements are being handled by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, visit www.hopememorial.com.