Houghton Lake Resorter

Rosemary Raymond


Rosemary Raymond, 69, Houghton Lake, died June 1, 2024, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place June 15 at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Crestview Cemetery, Markey Township.

She was born Aug. 9, 1954, in Detroit, to Andrew and Sadie (Ciaramitaro) Giacalone. On July 19, 1974, she was married to Patrick Louis Raymond in Detroit.

The couple moved from Harper Woods to Houghton Lake 25 years ago and opened and operated Play-N-Stay Resort until the resort was made into condos a few years ago. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and was known as the “family cook” and an animal lover.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Patrick Louis Raymond of Houghton Lake, children, James Raymond of Houghton Lake and Nicole Raymond of Fraser; granddaughter, Brooklyn Raymond; sisters, Pauline (Dan) Graham of Farmington, Concetta Giacalone of Clinton Township, and Patty Boegelein of Carol Stream, IL, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions are asked to be directed to the Roscommon County Animal Shelter.

Arrangements were handled by Christler Funeral Home, Prudenville Chapel.

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