Ray L. Hurd, 90, Westport


Ray L. Hurd, 90, of Westport, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Brookdale of Dartmouth. He was the husband of the late Clarisse J. (Phaneuf) Hurd.

Mr. Hurd was born in Rumford, RI, son of the late Harry N. and Delia V. (Catudal) Hurd and had resided in New Bedford before moving to Westport in 1978. A veteran of World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Navy.

He was a mechanical engineering graduate from Brown University, Class of 1951. Prior to his retirement in 1982, he worked for many years as division manager for Cornell Dubilier of New Bedford. He was an avid bowler and golfer and had wintered in Florida for over 25 years. He was a member of the Wamsutta Club, New Bedford and a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Westport.

Survivors include his two daughters, Patricia L. Kehoe of N. Dartmouth, and Joanne G. Thorpe of Portland, Oregon; three sons, Richard C. Hurd of Windsor, Conn., Ronald J. Hurd of E. Taunton, and James F. Hurd of N. Dartmouth; his loving companion, Anne Perreira; 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Carl Hurd, Lester R. Hurd and H. Everett Hurd.

His funeral, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Tuesday, April 18, from the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Rd., Westport, at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church, Westport at 10 a.m.

Calling hours will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. Interment will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Westport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 or to St. John the Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3328, Westport, MA 02790.

For directions or to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.



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