Edward L. Racicot, 83

WEBSTER — Edward L. Racicot, age 83, died at his home peacefully with his family at his side, Tuesday, September 4.

He leaves his wife of 60 years, Jean A. (Cormier) Racicot of Webster.  He also leaves two sons, Matthew Racicot and his wife Patti O. Racicot of Amesbury, Michael Racicot of Manchester, NH, a daughter Patricia Harvie and her husband Mark Harvie of Lancaster, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  He also leaves two brothers, Ernest Racicot of Shrewsbury and David Racicot of Alfred, Maine.  He had three brothers that predeceased him Paul, Alfred and Maurice Racicot, a half brother Joseph Ferand and a half sister, Germaine Plante.

He was born in Limerick, Maine son of the late Wilfred Racicot and Laura (Grenier) Racicot and lived in Webster for 27 years prior to that living in Tewksbury.  He was U.S. Navy veteran serving in the seabees.

Edward was a General Foremen at the Raytheon Co.  Ed had a great passion for trains and was an avid collector since 1947. His talents ranged from building of his railroad to the fabrication of all the buildings.  His railroad was precise and to scale, with every detail addressed.  He had engines and cars for just about every railroad.  His collection of literature related to railroad was unsurpassed.  Edward was a member of several train clubs, 47 Railroad Club in Portland, Maine.  He was also a avid fishermen and enjoyed quality time with his family.

There are no calling hours.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, September 7 at 10 a.m. in St. Louis Church, Lake St., Webster.  Burial will be private for the family the following week at the Bourne National Cemetery in Bourne.

Please omit flowers and donations may be made in his memory to the  American Parkinson Disease Foundation, 72 E. Concord St., Boston, MA 02118.  The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St., Webster, has been entrusted with his arrangements.  A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a condolence or light a candle.

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