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Orbin W. Raymond

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“Please accept my condolences. I just became aware of his passing. I worked with Orby back in day at the Heritage. He was such a kind, gentle soul....Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Michelle Cormier - Waltham, MA

“Mary Jo (and family) wanted to offer my sympathies. I'll always remember Orby and your father walking down Ellery on those summer evenings! ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Michael Kelly - Normal, IL

“Sweet Uncle Orbin, there was not a mean bone in his body. Heartfelt sympathy to Mary Jo and her children and to his nephews and many grand nieces and...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Karla Ficker - FRYEBURG, ME

Uncle Orbin, Remi, and Kristen.  Summer 2015. “Thank you for a million laughs. I love you. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Kristen McGonigle-Snowdon - NH

“I knew Orbin for many years, starting on Mobile Day Hab and most recently at Day Hab. I loved watching him and "the guys" at...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Anna Martin - Watertown, MA

“Dear Mary Jo, We are so sorry to hear the passing of Uncle Orbin .....He was a great guy . Mary Jo, you took so good care of Uncle Orbin you were...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Bob and Mary Ann McGovern - MA

Waltham – Mr. Orbin W. Raymond, of Waltham, died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Watertown Health Care Center. He was . . . as he always liked to say . . . 93 years young.

Orbin was born in Waltham on February 3, 1924, a son of the late William and Viola (Haines) Raymond, and had been a lifelong resident.

He worked as a dishwasher, first at Hart's Diner at the corner of Moody and Carter Streets and then for years at the Colonial Kitchen on Crescent Street where he became a fixture of the place. It was a job that he loved and the people that he worked with even more. After Colonial Kitchen closed he worked at the Heritage Restaurant on Moody Street until his retirement.

Orbin was more than a fifty year member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge No. 1018 in Waltham where he was a proud member of the Honor Guard. In later years he looked forward to attending the UCP 'Dayhab' Program in Watertown.

The brother of the late Robert Raymond and Orlene "Pat" McGonigle, he leaves his niece and nephews, Mary Jo Vasquezi of Waltham, James McGonigle of North Conway, New Hampshire, Stephen McGonigle of Cotuit and many grandnieces, grandnephews and their families.

Orbin was also the uncle of the late Terrance McGonigle.

Family and friends will honor and remember Orbin's life by gathering to visit at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 28th in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham where his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, Day Habilitation Program, 71 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or online at