RAYMOND P. MOREAU – Among the eminently progressive and outstanding young men of Western Massachusetts is Raymond P. Moreau, whose business activities in Turners Falls have demonstrated his ability and carried him to a successful position. Mr. Moreau is a progressive and forward looking business executive, and is a son of George and Marcelline (Devino) Moreau, his father active in the paper industry until his retirement.
Raymond P. Moreau was born in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, June 22, 1896. His education was received in the local schools, and as a young man he entered the Montague City Machine Shop, where he was active until 1916. Then determined upon striking out for himself in a practical realm of advance, Mr. Moreau purchased a desirable property at No. 83 Fifth Avenue and there established a trucking business. At the beginning his equipment comprised one two-horse team and a Ford truck. Although his progress was interrupted by his service in the World War, he went forward with energy and faith in the future, and his endeavors have been rewarded with large success. With the growth of the interest he found it necessary to seek larger quarters, and purchased the modem brick building on Avenue A, where his business interests now center. From a small beginning the enterprise has extended to a point where Mr. Moreau now keeps busy at all times four large motor trucks and two fine horse-drawn vehicles. He also contracts to furnish passenger buses, controlling twenty of these modem vehicles of the most approved and comfortable type. In addition to big business ability Mr. Moreau is gifted with a genial spirit, which enables him at all times to make friends, and in his progress he has reflected credit upon the community, as well as upon his own name.
In 1918, Mr. Moreau enlisted in the United States Navy for service in the World War, and until November, 1819, was active on convoy duty, principally in the region of the North Sea. Thus bearing a part in the stirring events of the time he has given his name permanent significance to the record of his country in that struggle. Mr. Moreau is a member of the Turners Falls Council, Knights of Columbus, and of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church.
Raymond P. Moreau married Irene Couture, daughter of Frank and Irene Couture. Mr. and Mrs. Moreau are the parents of one child: Marcelline Rose, born in Turners Falls.