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Ray Nadeau

June 29, 1944 ~ June 25, 2020 (age 75)


Lincoln – Ray Nadeau, 75, of Franklin Street, died Thursday, June 25, 2020 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  He was the beloved husband of Diane (Kenney) Nadeau.  Mr. & Mrs. Nadeau had been married for forty-eight years.

Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Emile and Albina (Marcotte) Nadeau, he had lived in Lincoln for most of his life.

Mr. Nadeau was a union carpenter with the Carpenters, Local 535, Massachusetts before retiring.

An avid outdoorsman, he was a member of the Rhode Island Canoe Club, and enjoyed rock climbing, cross-country skiing, and camping.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kristy Nadeau of Danielson, Connecticut and Katie Nadeau of Lincoln; two sons, Jesse Nadeau and Joshua Nadeau, both of Fall River, Massachusetts; three sisters, Marie Picchi of Cumberland, Annette Kingston of Mt. Sidney, Virginia and Elaine Mulligan of Chepachet; four brothers, Paul Nadeau of Jacksonville, Florida, Emile Nadeau of Woonsocket, and Richard Nadeau and Roger Nadeau, both of Chepachet; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.  He was the father of the late Jason Nadeau and the brother of the late Marc Nadeau.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his funeral and burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 3004, Warwick, R.I. 02886 would be appreciated.  For online guest book, please visit  Arrangements with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.

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American Cancer Society
931 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886

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