Raymond Edward Pulsifer

LIMINGTON – Raymond Edward Pulsifer, 72, passed away on Jan. 24, 2022 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, with his loving family by his side after a courageous battle with underlying heart conditions.

Raymond was born in Saco on Nov. 18, 1949, a son of the late Reginald and Elinor Pulsifer. After graduating from Bonny Eagle High School, he went on to help his father with various town services including lawn care, bus driving for MSAD 6, plowing and sanding, and garbage removal. At the age of 19, Raymond enlisted into the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1972.

Upon returning home from the war, Raymond had a long-haul trucking career. He drove for Merrill Transport for 15 years, and for CE Bouchey and Sons for 13 years delivering Hood milk throughout Maine and New Hampshire. In addition, Raymond had the honor of hauling the Vietnam war memorial to the Augusta State House. After his trucking career, Raymond spent seven years driving a school bus for MSAD 57, Massabesic. Then in 1997, Raymond opened Can-Do Driving School, which expanded into nine locations across Maine. He owned and operated the schools with his wife, Sally, for 24 years until retirement when his daughter, Shelly, took over ownership.

Raymond enjoyed going to parades and fairs with his children, building and remodeling antique vehicles, watching NASCAR, spending time with his grandchildren racing Soap Box Derby cars, vacationing in Florida with his wife, and camping. He also enjoyed spending time at home with his cat, “Ed,” and his two dogs, “Bella” and “Beanie.”

Raymond was predeceased by his father, Reginald Pulsifer, and his mother, Elinor Pulsifer.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Pulsifer; his children, Tarrean Libby and her husband David of Cape Coral, Fla., and Shelly Arnold and her husband Dan of Buxton. His beloved eight grandchildren include Ayla Hopkins, Kyaunna Libby, Jaimee Gammon, Parker Gammon, Gia Libby, Jessica Arnold, Nicole Arnold, and Victoria Arnold.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday Jan. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Poitras, Neal and York Funeral Home, 71 Maple St. in Cornish. Burial with U.S. Army Honors will be held on Friday May 27 at 1 p.m. at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery, 83 Stanley Rd., Springvale, ME 04083

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