Raymond Alfred Riendeau

Woodstock - Raymond A. Riendeau, 85, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2018 at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT.  He was born on January 11, 1933 in Putnam, CT.  On October 29, 1955, Ray married his wife, Lena (Back) Riendeau.  He was a veteran of the Korean War and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 1955 after four years of dedicated service.  Ray leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Lee Riendeau, their daughter Carolann Blystone and her late husband Ronald Blystone, the beloved family dog, Petree, and many friends he met along the way.  Ray worked as a mechanic at Cargill Chevrolet in Putnam for over forty years.  He went on to work part time as a driver for Putnam Chrysler.  Ray loved attending numerous yard sales and flea markets.  He was a collector of many things, never passing up a good deal.  He was an avid New England Patriots fan.  He enjoyed watching his maple tree bloom in the spring.  Ray was most proud of his extensive antique toy truck collection.  There will be no calling hours.  A  Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT, followed by Military Honors. Share a memory at www.smithandwalkerfh.com