Raymond Joseph Huot, age 79, of 4873 State Highway 37 Ogdensburg, NY, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at St. Josephs Home. Arrangements are with the Frary Funeral Home at 515 Caroline Street in Ogdensburg. Calling hours will be held from 2:00 to 5:00pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Frary Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at Notre Dame Church on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10:00am with the Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Interment will follow at Foxwood Memorial Park.
Mr. Huot is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anna J.; their four children, Diane Smith and husband, Daniel of Schenectady,NY, Michael and his wife, Mary of Dexter, NY, Patrick of Ogdensburg, NY and Randy of Brier Hill, NY; grandchildren, Mariel Joly-Huot and Joshua D. Smith of Schenectady, NY; two brothers, Joseph Huot of Long Island, NY and Robert Huot of Florida as well as two sisters, Marguerite Huot of Ogdensburg and Theresa (Carl) of Schermerhorn, Florida.
Mr. Huot was born on April 2, 1934 in Ogdensburg, the son of Horace and Malvina Brady Huot (Deceased). Raymond attended local schools and entered the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of 17 and served from 1951 to 1954, spending thirteen months in Korea. When he returned he worked for a short time at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Hospital and Pilgrim State Hospital. He then returned to Ogdensburg and worked on the Seaway and later went to the Niagara Falls power project. He belonged to the Carpenters Union for several years. He then started buying older homes and went on to convert them into apartments. He was known to have a well maintained apartment.
Ray was a life member of the VFW and of the Marine Corps League, Akwesasne Detachment, Hogansburg, NY and also belonged to the Elks Club for several years. He was dedicated to the USMC. He marched for several years in the Color Guard with the Marine Corps League in all the local area parades. For several Years he went to all the city cemeteries early on Memorial Day to put American Flags on the deceased Marines graves.
He was a chairman and organizer for getting a Korean War Monument for Ogdensburg, which is in Grioux Park with the names of all who served in the Korean War from this area.
Donations may be made in his memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, Alzheimers Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or the St. Josephs Foundation 950 Linden Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.
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