World War II
Memories and Biography
Telegram and Gazette
December 17, 1998
Raymond L. McNamara, 77, of 495 Linden St., died yesterday in Memorial Hospital in Worcester, a day after his wife of 51 years, Mary L. McNamara, died.
He leaves three daughters, Mary T. Pieniak of Worcester, Anne McNamara of Boylston and Jean McNamara of Sterling; a sister, Frances Stidsen of Collegeville, PA; and a grand daughter Kaitlyn Pieniak of Worcester.
He was born in Worcester, son of Michael and Theresa (Army) McNamara, and lived here 40 years.
Mr. McNamara graduated from Commerce High School and Worcester Junior College, both in Worcester. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, serving as a staff sergeant with the ground crew for the 44th Bomber Group of the 8th Air Corps. He helped prepare aircraft for action in North Africa, the D-Day invasion of France and for air raids in the Ploesti region of Rumania.
A shift foreman, MR. McNamara worked 30 years at G. F. Wright Steel and Wire Co. in Worcester, retiring in 1983. He was a member of St. Mary of the Hills Church and a former member of the Singletary Rod & Gun Club in Sutton.
A combined funeral for Mr. and Mrs. McNamara will be tomorrow from Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary of the Hills Church, 630 Cross St. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.