Raymond Babineau ’59

Raymond Babineau ’59 died on August 3, 2019, in Rochester, New York.

(The following was provided by Rochester Democrat Chronicle in August 7, 2019:)

Dedicated to his family and education, Ray had long-standing interests in photography, tennis, skiing, model railroading, scuba diving, and vacation travel. A resident of Brighton for many years, he also relished his participation in the Barnhouse community on Martha’s Vineyard. Ray may be best known for his engaging conversational style and love for critical reading.

After a long illness, Ray’s struggle ended, surrounded by his immediate family.

Ray grew up on Long Island, graduating from Hempstead High School. He was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Bowdoin College. He earned an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and was a Vietnam war veteran, serving as a Major in the US Army in Berlin, Germany. After his service, Ray inspired and guided generations of medical students as a professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He helped many in his private medical practice and dearly valued his professional interactions with colleagues, students, and patients. He retired as a Professor of Psychiatry. Ray felt that Geoffrey Chaucer’s quote, “And gladly would he learn and gladly teach,” was an apt description for his own life.

Missed by many in the community, he is survived by his wife, Charmaine, daughter Camille (Stephen) Rutan, sons Guy (Susan) Babineau and Hugh (Nicole) Babineau, sister Rita (Mike) Sullivan, grandchildren John, Lauren, Ivy, Will, Blain, Matt, Maddie, Carlie, Owen, Phoebe, Shelby, and Olivia, along with extended family. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Alden.

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