Raymond L. Vuylsteke, Jr.
Raymond L. Vuylsteke, Jr., 75, husband of Tina E.
(Millstone) Vuylsteke of Ipswich, died Saturday, September 21, 2019
following a brief illness caused by ALS.
Born in St. Louis, MO on October 23, 1943 he was
the son of the late Raymond L. and Mary A. (VanderBol) Vuylsteke. Ray was
raised in MO where he attended the Marihurst Seminary, graduating in 1961.
He went on to serve the next sixteen years as a Marianist Catholic
Brother. For several years he also taught chemistry at John Vianney
Catholic High School in MO.
Soon after marrying Tina in 2006, they made their
home in Ipswich. Ray is best described as quiet, with simplistic needs and
very spiritual. He enjoyed the quietness of nature, the taste of ice
cream, service to the community, and following his favorite team, Notre
Raymond was the former
husband of Mary (Varni) Vuylsteke of Beverly with whom he raised three
children. He leaves
behind many family members including his sons
Justin Vuylsteke and
his partner Alia Mohammed of Methuen, Tyler Vuylsteke and his wife
Elisabeth Drinkwater of Beverly, Luke Vuylsteke and his wife Courtney of
Middleton; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ann Carter and Betty
Jane Bopp both of MO and many loving nephews and nieces.
Visiting hours will take place from 1 to 3 pm Sunday, September 29 in the
Our Lady of Hope Church, 1 Pineswamp Road, Ipswich, followed by a memorial
Funeral Mass at 3 pm. All are cordially welcomed. Arrangements are under
the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions in Raymondís name may be made to The American Cancer
Society, 3 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or The ALS Association, Gift
Processing Center, P.O. Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022.
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