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Edward W. Raymond

Posted By Wendy On May 3, 2017 @ 9:21 am In Obituaries | 1 Comment

1924 -2017

Putnam, CT. – Edward William Raymond, 92, formerly of Sierra Vista, AZ, died on Wednesday February 15, 2017. He was the loving husband of the late Flora (Bushy) Raymond. They raised their family in Trumbull, CT for many years before retiring to Arizona. Born in Bridgeport, CT he was the son of the late Henry and Theresa (McCarthy) Raymond.

Edward was a graduate of the University of Connecticut and worked as a civil engineer (later Chief Engineer) for DeFonce Construction Co. for 29 years, and as an estimator for Morganti Construction. He was a communicant of St. Catherine of Sienna Roman Catholic Church in Trumbull, and St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Sierra Vista. He was an avid reader and bridge player. He enjoyed singing and belonged to several choral groups in Arizona.

Edward is survived by his children: D. Stephen Raymond and his wife Beverly Block; Marie Raymond; Madelyn Raymond; Linda Garcia and her husband Mike Bogdanski; and Lee Raymond and his wife Kathy Yarmey; and by his grandchildren: Daniel Garcia and his wife Shannon Peacock Garcia; Sara Garcia and her husband Dan Gomes; and Michael Leslie. He was predeceased by his sister Marie Raymond Roberts.

Burial will take place in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford, CT, following a memorial mass held at St. Catherine of Sienna on May 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society, PO Box 2791, Sierra Visa AZ 85636. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www. GilmanAndValade.com.

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Condolence from Lauvon White on May 7th, 2017 3:04 pm

I was in the Sierra Vista Community Chorus with Ed for many years. He has blessed me with so many good memories of laughs we shared together and the sharing of thoughts and feelings. He was a fan of the women’s trio I was in and the trio and Ed had lunch together often. We always told him we were his “special harem”. I was his “Lady in Red”. I even have a picture of the two of us in red (Ed’s idea). However, I was repremanded for not wearing red slacks….he did. What a wonderful friend he was. I wanted to share this side of Ed with you. He will always live in my memory. I hope this is of some comfort to you.

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