Obituaries: Raymond J. Poulin

Raymond J. Poulin, 71, of Bristol, died at his home on Saturday (April 29, 2017). Raymond was born on November 26, 1945 in St. Evariste-de-Frosyth, PQ, Canada to the late Aurelien and Florence Poulin. Raymond’s work was his passion and he enjoyed a fulfilling career as a lumberjack.  When he wasn’t working he loved to be with his family and friends and enjoyed making people laugh. He was a genuinely kind soul and was always there to lend a helping hand. Raymond is survived by his longtime companion, Jeannette Mercier of Bristol and her daughters: Lise Holiday, Diane Jacquette, and Danielle Mercier all of Bristol; Raymond’s sisters: Helene Langevin, Diane Grondin, and Suzanne Bolduc, all of Quebec, Canada; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, CT 06010 on Friday (May 5, 2017) between 5 and 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 AM at St. Joseph Church, 33 Queen St., Bristol, CT 06010 on Saturday (May 6, 2017). Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Hope for Depression Research Foundation, 40 W 57th St #1440, New York, NY 10019, Please visit Raymond’s memorial website at