Margaret Och Raymond

Date of Passing:

March 7, 2022

Margaret Och Raymond, 80, of Bittersweet Court, Barrington, died unexpectedly at home on March 7, 2022. She was the beloved wife of Roger D. Raymond, MD.

Born in Teaneck, NJ, a daughter of the late James and Grace (Jamieson) Oak, she lived in Barrington for 44 years, previously residing in Riverside for 10 years.

Mrs. Raymond was a nurse at Training Thru Placement in North Providence for 20 years before retiring in 2007.

Margaret was a communicant of St. Luke’s Church and was a volunteer for various Parish events. She enjoyed reading, cooking, golfing, tennis, skiing, and playing bridge and Mahjong.

Margaret was a loving, thoughtful, and devoted wife and mother. Besides her husband of 55 years, she is survived by a daughter, Alexa R. Raymond, MD and her husband, David Gesmondi of Portsmouth, RI; two sons, Edward J. Raymond and his wife Kathryn of Acton, MA, and Gregoire T. Raymond and his wife Nicole of Thousand Oaks, CA; and a sister, Cecelia O’Neill of Philadelphia, PA. Margaret was “Emmy” to her seven grandchildren; Ben, Grace, and Derek Gesmondi, Kurt and Thomas Raymond, and Audrey and Stella Raymond. She was the sister of the late Patricia Schwantz.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, March 11, 2022, from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside, at 8:45 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke’s Church, 108 Washington Road, Barrington, at 10 AM. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

Calling hours are Thursday from 5 to 8pm at W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Margaret’s memory to Saint Luke’s School, 10 Waldron Avenue, Barrington, RI, 02806, or the Little Sisters of the Poor, 964 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, 02860, or the Special Olympics of Rhode Island, 370 George Washington Highway, Smithfield, RI, 02917, would be deeply appreciated.

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17 Comments

  1. Our sincere condolences are with all of your family

    Auntie Jeanne McGuire and Tom/Monica McGuire

  2. Dr Raymond and Family
    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. I remember you, Dr Raymond as a caring physician when I worked on 3 south and when our girls were at BHS together. I met Margie a few times and she was a devoted wife and mother. Her family was the most important part of her life. She always had that special look when she looked at her husband and talked about her kids. I know she will be missed by her family and friends but knowing she is a peace hopefully will give you some comfort.

  3. Dear Dr.Raymond,
    You were my Jack’s physician years ago and your care and support during his battle with serious cardiac issues will never be forgotten.
    I’m so very sorry to learn of the passing of your Margaret.
    I pray that she and the good Lord will help you through these
    difficult days.
    God bless you

  4. Dear Raymond Family,

    I was so very sorry to read of Marge’s passing. I worked with her at TTP for many years until 2004. She was so kind and caring with the clients and always had some positive advice when I needed it personally. I know how much she adored her family and what a proud mom and wife she was!

    My heartfelt condolences to all of you during this difficult time. Take care.

  5. Dr. Raymond and Family, So sorry for the loss of your Loved one.

  6. So sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. Our deepest sympathy at this sad time in your life.

  7. Dear Dr. Raymond, Alexa and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of your sudden loss of Mrs. Raymond. I have fond memories of time spent at your house with your family while growing up in Barrington. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
    Love,
    Kate Boynewicz Letellier

  8. We are so sorry to hear of this sudden loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences . Love Joanne and Paul

  9. Roger my deepest sympathy for your loss of Margie. I remember the Cardiology Christmas parties and the fun we had together. May she rest in eternal peace.

  10. We are so sorry for your loss. Remembering lots of memories. My mom loved Aunt Margie so much!!!!!

  11. Dear Alexa and Family,

    I feel like it was only yesterday Alexa was making us all laugh by impersonating “Marge” as she would fondly refer to her. She was a beacon for your beautiful family and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Sending you love and support during this difficult time.

    Sincerely, Danielle

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time

  13. Roger
    Bernice and I are praying for your wife

  14. Dr. Raymond, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your wife. I remember speaking with her at several cardiology Christmas parties and other functions that the department had. Again, please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

    Christine Abatiello

  15. I enjoyed playing golf with Margie just being her friend, so sorry to hear about her passing, love

  16. Roger & Family
    It’s Mal Goldenberg from Hockey. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere and deepest condolences.

  17. A wonderful friend..I will miss her smile and giggly laugh..
    Til we meet again

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