Raymond Laurence McConnell, 93, passed away at Tall Pines Nursing Facility. He was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Merrimac, Mass., a son of Merrett and Daisy (Hoyt) McConnell.

Raymond was educated in Merrimac Schools and worked at Westinghouse in Springfield, Mass., before enlisting in the Army. While in the Army he served in France and Germany in World War II. He attended Northeastern University school of engineering. Raymond worked as an electrical engineer at Air Force Cambridge Research Lab, first in Cambridge, Mass., and then at Hanscom Field, Bedford, Mass.

In 1963 he met and married Elizabeth Stoneham. They lived in Lexington, Mass., until retiring first to Exeter, N.H., and then to Durham, N.H., for several years. Finally the coast of Maine called and they spent the rest of his retirement in Belfast at Penobscot Shores.

Raymond loved visiting and discovering his roots in New Brunswick, Canada.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth, of Belfast, and three nephews: Mark Stoneham of Galveston, Texas, David Stoneham of Amherst, Mass., and Peter Stoneham of Shutesbury, Mass.

Raymond was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Elbert McConnell.

Friends and family called him "a sweet man, a true gentleman," and said he had a great sense of humor.

There will be no services held, a private burial will be held in Massachusetts. Those who wish may make donations in Raymond’s memory to Penobscot Shores Memorial Fund, 10 Shoreland Dr., Belfast, ME 04915 or Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, PO Box 772, Belfast, ME 04915.

Arrangements are with Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.