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Regent "Ray" Caron

March 30, 1930 ~ April 28, 2018 (age 88)

Regent, “Ray” Caron, resident of Wells since 1987,  passed away  April 28, 2018 at age 88  after a brief illness.   He was born on March 30, 1930 the son of the late Emile E. Caron and Adele Gauvin Caron from Quebec.

  Ray served in the U.S. Army in Korea and then worked most of his life for Ingersoll Rand as an Engineer specialist in plastic blow molding.  He travelled the globe teaching companies how to use these new machines of the future.  Ray had the distinct pleasure of making the very first plastic bottle for the Coca Cola company.  Ray also worked as a manufacturing engineer for Hasbro where he enjoyed being part of the making of G.I. Joe.

Ray was also an avid outdoors man and enjoyed Hunting, Fishing, Boating, Snowmobiling  and Motorcycles.  Gardening was his Retirement Life with  vegetables, flower gardens and fruit trees.  Ray was a Gardener’s Icon in the area, and with his Partner Frank they had over 1000 varieties of Daylilies which was called Blue Willow Gardens.  Ray also enjoyed collecting and repairing clocks.

Ray was predeceased by Frank Dunphy,  his Life Partner of 40 years.  Ray is Survived by his 2 daughters Diane Gauthier and Denise Tyrel of New Hampshire and 4 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grand Children. 

A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, August 23  from 2PM to 4PM at the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street, North Berwick, ME   Interment will be in the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale, ME.  Contributions in Ray’s memory may be made to the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center, 11 Conservation School Rd, Bryant Pond, ME 04219.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed at


Donations may be made to:

University of Maine 4 H Camp and Learning Center
11 Conservation School Road, Bryant Pond ME 04219

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