BRUNSWICK — Raymond A. Duval, of Brunswick, passed away at his home with his family by his side on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. He was born on July 5, 1933, in Brunswick, the son of Wilfred and Eva (Dehetre) Duval. He graduated from Brunswick High School, class of 1952 and from Portland University (now University of Maine) in 1956.

He was a partner in the family business, Duval’s Bakery, until he accepted the position of cashier with Maine Fidelity Life Insurance Company in Portland and moved to South Portland. In 1957, he married Georgette I. Caron of Lewiston at St. Peter & Paul Church. He returned to Brunswick three years later to accept the postion of controller at Wright & Pierce of Topsham. In 1965, he joined the Brunswick Record as controller. The paper later merged with the Bath Daily Times and became the area’s daily Times Record, after 30 years of service, he retired as the firm’s CFO vice president.

In his retirement years, he became active with the 55- Plus center and served on the finance committee. In July of 1998, he was elected treasurer and served on the Board of Directors for a four-year term. During his career, he also managed an accounting and tax service business in the local area, and later kept his practice active from his Lincoln Street home. An avid chess player, he ran the once active Brunswick Chess Club for a number of years and was team captain for the local club. He was the first treasurer for Maine Chess Association, and remained for over 25 years.

Woodworking and ship modeling were his hobbies. The brig, Newsboy, built in Owl’s Head, Maine, in the mid- 1800s, was the model he built and donated to the Times Record as a tribute to the industry he served for 30 years. Raymond was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is predeceased by two brothers, George W. and Roland Duval, both of Brunswick; a sister, Laurence Ouellette of Woonsocket, R.I.

He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Georgette of Topsham; two daughters, Monique J. Smith of Woolwich and Collette M Wagner of Durham; a son, George W.R. Duval of Sudbury, Mass.; seven grandchildren, six step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Demers-Desmond Funeral Home, 34 Cushng St., Brunswick.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Pleasant Street, Brusnwick.

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