September 22, 2023

Raymond H. “Mike” Christopher, Jr.


Raymond H. “Mike” Christopher, Jr., 90, of Seekonk and Rangeley, Maine, died peacefully at home on Friday, April 7, 2023.  He was the loving husband for 65 years to the late Barbara A. (Carlson) Christopher.  Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Raymond H. Christopher, Sr. and Virginia (Barrows) Christopher.  

A University of Rhode Island graduate, Mike followed in his father’s footsteps, owning and operating E.A. Johnson, a printing company in East Providence, for many years until his retirement.  He loved the outdoors and had a special place in his heart for Rangeley, Maine, where he owned a home overlooking the lake. He loved to snowmobile in the winter and work on his property.  Along with his wife Barbara, Mike enjoyed traveling with other couples and was often the ringmaster of ceremonies. He was active in many organizations, including the URI Alumni Association, East Providence Rotary Club, the Shriners, the Masons and Wannamoisett Country Club. He was a member of the Rehoboth Congregational Church. 

He leaves his loving children: Karen Christopher, Lynne Manchester and her husband Neal, and Raymond H. Christopher III and his wife, Donna. Mike was the devoted grandfather of six grandchildren.  He was the brother of Nancy Oden, Jane Christopher, John Christopher, the late Bruce Oden and the late Carol Tappan. 

Calling hours are respectfully omitted. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 6 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rehoboth Congregational Church, with a reception following. Burial at Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery will be private.  In lieu of flowers, gifts in Mike’s memory to the Rehoboth Congregational Church, P.O. Box 325, Rehoboth, MA 02769, will be appreciated.

Arrangements are in the care of the Home of J.H. WILLIAMS &CO., 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence.

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