The Journal Register (Medina, NY)


December 23, 2013

Francis "Tom" Ray

BARRE — Francis "Tom" Ray, age 73, died, suddenly, December 23, 2013. He was born May 8, 1940 in Whitesville, NY, a son of the late Francis and Lottie (Slocum) Ray, and had lived in this area since 1963. Tom had served in the United States Air Force from 1957-1961. He enjoyed wood-  working, baking and was able to fix just about anything. Tom was a retired truck driver for     Carlton and Stubing in Churchville.

He was predeceased by his son, Ronald; sisters, Lucy, Bernice, Mary. He is survived his wife,  Sandra; children, Francis P. Ray of Springwater, Kevin M. Ray of Barre, Daniel J. (Brenda) Ray of Gates, Terri L. (Frank Yacono) Ray of Clarendon, Joshua M. Ray of Barre; eight grandchildren, special great-granddaughter, Pyper and several other great-grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine (Don) Armbruster of AZ, Veronica Clayson of FL; several nieces, nephews, cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Avenue, Albion, Friday, December 27, 2013, from 11:00-1:00 PM, where his funeral service will        follow at 1:00. Interment will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans.  

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