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Raymond Howard Berube, of Kannapolis, NC passed on Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 at the Tucker Hospice House after a long illness. His wife of 30 yrs, Marilyn Diehl Berube and many family members showed their love continually as best they could from around the world. “Mickey” was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on Nov. 16th, 1938 to the late parents of Mildred and Edgar Berube.
Mick was drafted in 1957 and proudly served in the Army for 4 years. He grew up in Milford Ct. and graduated proudly from Milford High School. Lived in Florida, then resided in North Carolina for 24 yrs. Retired from The Cogdell Group at the age of 62 in maintenance. His passion was printing and worked at Markel Finishing Corp. in Bridgeport, Ct. for many years as a Steel Rule Dye maker. Mick was a devoted husband, father and grandaddy and was loved by all his family. His unique sense of humor was a challenge, but his heart was huge.
“Mick” enjoyed his children & grandchildren more than anything. His hobbies and passion was woodworking, which he proudly created many unique items for all. Socializing, music, dancing, and his Waffle House coffee visits were on his daily schedule along with the dream of winning “The Big One” mainly to donate to St. Jude and his family.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Berube; five children, Kimberly/Shane Ussery (NC), Michelle Booth (MD), Katherine/Matthew Fisher (OR), Kristine/Cliff Loomis (CT), Karen/Erick Reise (FL); one brother, Douglas Berube (FL); and seven Grand Children: Shylah, Dion, Gavin, Blake, Margo, Tyler, Caitlyn.
A Military Graveside Service for Raymond will be held at the Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, NC on Thursday Nov. 6th at 2:00 PM. Military honors will be provided by the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard.
He will be missed by many and forever loved by all, especially his wife which will always remember those beautiful Blue Eyes she fell in love with, the unconditional love, respect and being her very best friend. May you rest in Peace Forever, we will see you again someday…oxoxoxoxo
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is assisting the Berube family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.