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“To the Jerauld Family, I am do sorry for your loss. My husband Carl Blenkhorn and I loved your husband so much. I will never forget you Ray and...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Johanna Szabo-Blenkhorn - Waltham, MA

“I met Ray at a MAHAMS event back in the 90's. We found out that we shared close friends from Athol and I was lucky enough to become friends with Ray...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Steve Larry - Athol, MA - Friend

“So sorry for your loss ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Carol Jerauld - Danvers, MA

“Ginny and Ray Jr Mary and I thoughts are wiith you guys, we had alot of great times through our friendship over the years. @ work play and fun...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: craige mccoy - MA - Friend

“May Ray rest in God's peace and may God hold you, Ginny, & the entire family in the palm of his hands. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Eric Bradner - Lakeland, FL

“Ray showed some real interest in wood carving these last months. He struggled with his health limitations, but was a determined student of mine in...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Bob Hornback - Winter Haven, FL

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7 of 7 | Posted by: Ian Smith - Nashua, NH


Mr. Ralph L Jerauld Sr, "Ray" of Lakeland Florida, formerly of Waltham died on December 28, 2019 in Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 74 years old.

Ray was born in Hyannis on June 29th 1945, one of five children, to the late Wilbert and Hazel (Graham) Jerauld. He was raised and educated in Brighton, MA. Shortly after graduating high school he enlisted in the Army Reserves. On March 10th 1972 Ray married Malden native Ginny Kinnon, at Sacred Heart Church. Ray and Ginny lived in Somerville for a time before settling in Waltham, where they raised their two sons.

Before his retirement, Ray had worked as the Maintenance Director for the Housing Authority of Waltham. He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans, Emmaus, and the Knights of Columbus.

He loved spending time fishing, camping, and boating, but was happiest when he was with his family and friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife Ginny (Kinnon) Jerauld of over 47 years, his son Ray Jr, and by his grandchildren Avery and Alec Jerauld. Ray was also the father of the late Michael P. Jerauld

Family and friends will honor Ray's life by gathering to visit at the Joyce Funeral Home 245 Main Street (Route 20) Waltham, MA on Tuesday January 7, 2020 from 9:30-10:30AM before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11AM.

Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.