SACO — Raymond O. Audie, 88, of Saco, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford following a brief illness.

He was born April 7, 1927, in Biddeford, a son of Oscar J. and Bernadette (Cote) Audie. He was educated locally, graduating from St. Louis High School in the Class of 1947.

As a teenager and young man, he worked in his father’s grocery store, Audie’s Market, on Cleaves Street in Biddeford, and later worked as a butcher at Con’s Market in Biddeford. In 1951, he joined his uncle Joseph along with Henry O. Wagner in the Joseph S. Audie Real Estate and Insurance Agency.

In 1958, he married June P. Grenier in St. Andre’s Church in Biddeford; in the same year, they subsequently established the Raymond O. Audie Insurance & Real Estate Agency. Eventually, his sons Raymond Jr. and Bernard joined them, and the company became known as The Audie Agency – Insurance, Real Estate & Financial Services.

Ray was an avid outdoorsman, gentleman and dedicated family man. He was devoted to his wife and children, and still found time for public service.

He was a member of the St. Louis Alumni, the Biddeford & Saco Elks Lodge, the Biddeford & Saco Chamber of Commerce, the Biddeford & Saco Rod and Reel Club, and the Saco Yacht Club, among others. He had been a member of the Panda Ski Club and the Mt. Cranmore Ski Patrol in North Conway, N.H.

Ray always enjoyed spending his spare time fishing, hunting, boating and spending summers at the family’s camp at Nason’s Beach on Sebago Lake. He also enjoyed traveling, winters in Florida, driving, playing cards, dining out, dancing, being with friends and, most importantly, spending quality time with his children and grandchildren, especially around the holidays.


Raymond was predeceased by: his daughter, Nicole Michelle Audie, in 1969, and his wife, June P. Grenier Audie, in 2007. He was also preceded in death by siblings Vivian A. McKenzie, Robert J. Audie, Priscilla A. Gauvin and Conrad G. Audie.

Surviving him are: three sons, Raymond O. Audie Jr., Bernard A. Audie and his wife Julie and their children Emily B. and Elizabeth B. Audie, and Andre M. Audie, all of Biddeford; three brothers, John Paul Audie and his wife Lorraine of Barefoot Bay, Florida, Renald “Pete” Audie of Gray, and Oscar R. “Junior” Audie and his wife Linda of Sabattus and Barefoot Bay, Florida; one sister, Rachel A. Moore and her husband Robert of Fernandina Beach, Florida; and his beloved companion of seven years, Jeanne Loignan of Wells.

Visiting hours will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at St. Joseph’s Church in Biddeford. A spring burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford. To share condolences online, please visit

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made payable to: St. James School, 25 Graham St., Biddeford, in memory of Raymond O. Audie Sr.

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