ALBION, MAINE—Raymond H. Carey, 95, of Albion, Maine passed away at Togus VA Healthcare on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.\r\n\r\nHe was born in Canada on Dec. 17, 1920, the son of the late Harold W. and Susan (Byrnes) Carey.\r\n\r\nFollowing his schooling, he served with the US Army from Nov. 25, 1942 to Dec. 25, 1945, during WWII. Raymond was part of the invasion of the Philippines, and was part of the first wave of troops, 96th infantry tank battalion, in Okinawa. He received the Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, and Philippines Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Service Star.\r\n\r\nOver the years he worked construction with different companies. He was a member of Local 621 in Bangor. He and his wife enjoyed raising horses.\r\n\r\nBesides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude A. Carey who passed away on Dec. 5, 2001.\r\n\r\nHe is survived by his close friend, Jon Willette and his wife, Sandy of Freedom, Maine, and their daughter, Erin Mae Pelletier and her husband, William “Big Red” also of Freedom, Maine; and his special friend, Harry Yeaton of Albion, Maine.\r\n\r\nSpecial thanks go to the staff at Togus VA Healthcare for the care they provided to Raymond. \r\n\r\nHe was laid to rest beside his wife at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, Maine.