Northborough- Merle “Ray” Braman, 88, died January 1, 2013 at home.
Ray is predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Evelyn “Kay” (Evans) Braman who died in 2011. He leaves behind his two daughters, Dawn Rand and her husband Dick of Northborough, Darlene Becker of Boylston; 2 grandsons, Brett Rand and Damon Jett of Northborough. Ray was raised in Berlin and was the son of the late Benjamin E. and Mayfred (DeWolfe) Braman. He lived in Northborough since 1945. Mr. Braman owned and operated Braman’s Shell Station and B&C Automotive in Northborough. He taught adult classes in automotive repair at Assabet Valley Vocation High School during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Ray was a part- time employee at R&R Stump Cutting. He enjoyed his pre sunrise daily Dunkin’ Donuts coffee group.
Calling hours will be held Friday January 4th from 4-7 p.m. in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. Ray’s funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 5th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 West Main St., Northborough. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery. Flowers are welcomed or memorial donations may be made to: Disabled Veterans, DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250. For online condolences, please visit: www.haysfuneralhome.com