SOUTHWICK – Raymond A. Prevost, 87, passed away on May 25, 2018. Born in Springfield, MA on December 6, 1930, he was the son of the late Alfred J. and Cordelia (Willette) Prevost. Raymond proudly served his country in the United States Army and then the National Guard for 10 years. He had worked for many years as a supervisor at Hamilton Standard and then Smith and Wesson where he retired at the age of 55 due to an injury.
In his spare time, Raymond loved spending time in nature whether it was fishing or deer hunting. He also enjoyed playing cards (beating everyone), golf, and bowling. With his nephew Jay, he once crewed a tall sailing ship in Boston. His family and friends will fondly remember him for being a comedian and also for his fantastic singing voice which he displayed when he starred in the theater production of “My Fair Lady” at Hamilton Standard. Besides his parents, Raymond is predeceased by his son Michael Prevost and sisters Audrey Boland and Phyllis Maher. To cherish his memory, he leaves his son Bruce Prevost, Sr. and his wife Arlene of Bennington, VT; daughter Kim Prevost of Southwick, former wife Patricia Prevost of Southwick as well as five grandsons Bruce, Eric, Shawn, Christopher and Jacob and eight great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10-11 AM at Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, Southwick, MA. A service will be held at 11 AM followed by burial in New Cemetery.