1960 – 2019
Thompson – Raymond B. Jablonski, 59, of Thompson Rd., died at home on Thursday, November 14, 2019. He was the loving husband of Charlotte (Cotnoir) Jablonski, with whom he has spent the last 40 years together. Born in Marlborough, MA., he was the son of the late Edward II and Doris (Romanek) Jablonski. He was predeceased by his best friend and brother, Edward “Butch” Jablonski III.
Raymond had various jobs over the years. His fondest memories were at Beldings, Thompson Raceway Golf Club, and Castion, where he made many lifetime friends.
He was a proud, hardworking, strong, loving, generous, affectionate, caring, and self-sacrificing family man. His sense of humor was second to none, filling the room with laughter and warmth when he entered. He was an excellent role model, whose morals and ethics were admired and strived for. He had a big heart and especially loved entertaining and playing games with the kids at family parties.
He enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing at his uncle’s pond, hunting, camping, and gardening. He enjoyed telling stories, especially ghost stories, around the campfire. He had a great love of music and enjoyed listening to his uncle’s band play in his younger years. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed Wednesday night family dinners when he would try new recipes and play card games. Most of all, he enjoyed time with friends and family. He will be missed dearly and be forever in our hearts and souls. We will still go to him for advice, a laugh, a smile, and a hug.
Raymond is survived by his loving wife Charlotte; beloved son Jason, wife Kristin, and granddaughter Josephine of Dudley, MA; sister-in-law Melinda Jablonski of FL; nieces Amy Jablonski Morgan of VA, Rebecca Jablonski Tetreault of AL, and Victoria Jablonski Bolger of FL and their children; Auntie Jayne Romanek of Dayville; Aunt Ester and Uncle Paul Coderre of NH; cousin and dear friend Brenda; and mother-in-law Mary Cotnoir of Thompson. He also leaves sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and dear friends.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. 06260. A Celebration of Raymond’s Life will be announced at a later date. In his honor, memorial donations may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105 or the Wounded Warriors Project P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66678. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
1960 – 2019