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TUPPER LAKE €" Raymond D. McGill, of Tupper Lake, N.Y., died Monday, May 21, 2007, at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vt., after a brief illness.

Raymond was born on Feb. 19, 1919, in Fassett, Quebec, Canada, the son of the late George and Jennie (Campbell) McGill. He and his parents moved to the village of Tupper Lake when he was an infant, where he resided until his death.

A graduate of Holy Ghost Academy in 1938, Raymond began his career at the Tupper Lake National Bank in 1944. He worked his way up from bookkeeper and cashier to become vice president in 1967 and in 1973, the president and CEO. He remained in that position until his retirement in 1992, at the age of 73.

Raymond was an active member of the Lions Club for many years, was formerly director of the Tupper Lake Medical Center and an active member of St. Alphonsus Parish, where he served on the finance committee for many years. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, boating and his camp on Big Tupper Lake. He always had a good hunting story for the willing listener.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Regina (LaRocque) McGill; two sons, Dr. John McGill and his wife Penny of Tupper Lake and Judge Patrick McGill and his wife Eve of Plattsburgh; seven grandchildren, Joanna Lenfest, Mark, Christopher, Michael, Ross, Erin and Andrew McGill. He is also survived by one great-grandson, Nicholas Lenfest; a brother-in-law, Martin LaRocque; a sister-in-law, Dolly LaRocque; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Ralph and Ross McGill.

Calling hours will be held at Fortune-Kehoe Funeral Home, 24 Cliff Ave., Tupper Lake, N.Y., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2007. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church, 48 Wabeek Ave., Tupper Lake, N.Y., on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tupper Lake Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Squad, 49 High St., Tupper Lake, NY 12986 or a charity of choice.

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