BIDDEFORD — Raymond L. “Moe” Montpas, 78, of Biddeford died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at Springbrook Center in Westbrook after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born in Biddeford on April 4, 1937, the son of Archie and Irene Rheault Montpas. He attended St. Andre’s School, St. Louis High School and Biddeford High School.

Raymond served with the U.S. Army from 1956- 1958 and was called back in 1961-1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After being discharged, he returned to Connecticut where he worked several years with Pratt-Whitney in New Britain, Connecticut. He later worked over 30 years with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard continuing to work for the U.S. government as a production controller in Portland and finally at Bath Iron Works in Bath, retiring on Oct. 31,1997.

On July 20, 1973, he married Rachel Nadeau in Biddeford.

“Moe” enjoyed reading, walking and going to Florida during the winter months. He loved golfing and was proud of the seven holes in one he had during his golfing career. He was a member of the Biddeford- Saco Country Club and the St. Louis Alumni Association.

Surviving are: his wife of 42 years, Rachel Montpas of Biddeford, two daughters,

Carolyn Soule and her husband Eric of Freeport, amd Maureen Colton and her husband Brad of Kingston, Massachusetts; three brothers, Reynald Montpas of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Robert Montpas of Biddeford, and Paul Montpas and his wife Luanne of Arundel; one sister, Priscille Petrin and her husband Roger of Waterboro; four grandchildren, Gina Soule, and Emily, Lillian and Abigail Colton; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at Hope Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will follow at noon at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. Inurnment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco.

The family wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to the third floor staff at Springbrook Center and Hospice of Southern Maine for their compassionate and caring support throughout this difficult journey. In addition, thanks and love are sent to all of the friends, neighbors and family members who have selflessly helped out in more ways than could ever be counted.

Memorial donations in Raymond’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 3C, Scarborough, ME 04074; Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074, or A Place to Start, P.O. Box 237, W. Kennebunk, ME 04094. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. To share condolences online, please visit