1941 – 2016
N. Grosvenordale – Frederic “Ray” Dewey, III, 75, of Quinebaug Rd, died Wednesday morning December 21, 2016 at UMASS Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Annette (LeBlanc) Dewey. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of Elizabeth (Gettner) Saidi of Chapel Hill, NC and the late Frederic R. Dewey, Jr. parents.
Ray started his career as a technical writer with Sprague Electric of North Adams, MA which later became Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. of Worcester, MA retiring in 2006. After his retirement, he continued writing in a personal and professional capacity. He was an Auxiliary CT State Trooper for twenty-six years and assistant Scout Master for Troop 66 in Thompson. He was an avid motorcycle rider, riding in all fifty states and all Canadian Provinces traveling many times with his wife Annette.
Ray was a member of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club of CT Chapter VI for thirty–five years and later a member of Rhode Island Chapter I. He was also a life member of the Bennington Rescue Squad in Bennington, VT.
Ray is survived by his wife Annette; mother Elizabeth Saidi: a son David Dewey and his companion Christine Czarny of Westford, VT; step son Jay Valley of Fitchburg, MA; half-brother Ali “Bob” Saidi of Glastonbury; grandchildren Samuel and Mae Dewey of Westford, VT; step granddaughter Erin Valley of CA; former daughter in-law Pam Dewey of Westford, VT; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Leta Dewey, his brother Daniel Dewey, and his step father Ahmad Saidi.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Ray’s family from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2016 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, with a service in the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad, 120 McKinley St., Bennington, VT 05201. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.