1952 – 2021
Pomfret – Ray V. Harris, III, devoted family man and beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at a place where he loved and found great joy and peace.
Ray had an incredible love for life and was frequently involved with town and community activities including Pomfret Boy Scout Troop # 26 Leader for 10 years and was a Pomfret Rec. League Coach. In his youth, Ray volunteered as a Firefighter for the town of Pomfret.
A life-long resident of Pomfret, son of the late Ray Harris, Jr. and Mabel (Slye) Harris, Ray is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda (Evon) Harris; his sister, Christine Harris; his children, Tamara Harris, Tonya St. Marie and husband Kurt, Trisha Franklin and husband Ryan, and Ray Harris, IV and wife Stephanie; and four grandchildren, Kendra, Zachary, Amelia, and Charlotte.
Relatives and friends are respectively invited to a visitation for Ray from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 5, 2021 at the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT. A Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Abington Congregational Church, 542 Hampton Rd., Pomfret Center, CT. Burial will follow in Abington Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Boy Scouts of America, 10210 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO, 64131, or to KB Ambulance, P.O. Box 209, Killingly, CT 06239. For memorial guestbook, visit www.GilmanandValade.com.