Raymond “Ray” Wilbur Senechal, Jr., 57, of Millis, Mass., passed away at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 17. He was the Reservation Manager at Farm Pond for the Town of Sherborn, swim coach for the West Suburban YMCA Masters, assistant swim coach for Dover Sherborn High School, and assistant swim coach for the Karishim Swim Club where he helped lead the team to win the NE JCC Championships two years in a row.
An avid camper, boater, fisherman, golfer, and adventure seeker, Ray was born in Spartanburg, S.C., where he graduated from Spartanburg High School. He attended classes at the College of Charleston (S.C.). His coaching career spanned 35 years including Aquatic Director at the Suburban Athletic Club in Framingham and coaching positions in Spartanburg, Charleston and Greenville, S.C.
Ray was a loving father and is survived by two sons, Daniel Ian with spouse, Courtney (Schuster) Senechal of Ashland, Mass., and Justin Raul Senechal with Robin Lanzoni of Southborough, Mass. He also is survived by his sisters, Lainie Marie Senechal, Poet Laureate of Amesbury, Mass., Cheryl Senechal Ferrara of Marco Island, Fla., Donna Ray Senechal of Franklin, Tenn., and Laura Jean Senechal of Englewood, Tenn.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Wilbur Senechal, Sr., and Marjorie Elaine (Cutler) Senechal of Amesbury, Mass.
Published on  August 24, 2016