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Jim Hunt J
Jim Hunt
Dawn and Darlene, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Ray was a true inspiration, known and remembered by so many people.
Bruce & Jean Goldsmith B
Bruce & Jean Goldsmith
Dear Dawn, and Family Our family was saddened to learn of "Ray's" passing, like so many other's who knew this kind and gentle man. We have all lost another of the "Greatest Generation". The Goldsmith Family: Bruce, Jean, Deb, Chloe, and Mia


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Charlene McCann C
Charlene McCann
Dear Dawn, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was the saviour of my first car....over and over again. Much love to you and your family. Sincerely, Charlene McCann
Gail Donahue G
Gail Donahue
Dawn and Darlene, I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. He was a very special man and very highly thought of by my family. My Dad thought the world of him and he was so good to my Mom with her car issues through the years. I wanted your Dad to declair my Mom's car undrivable so I wouldn't get blamed for taking her keys when she started having fender benders but he was just too honest and couldn't lie to her. I took her keys and the blame and she passed thinking Ray was still working on her car. I hadn't heard about your Mom's passing and want to mention that I"m sorry to hear about her as well. She never let Darlene or me get in too much trouble during our highschool rebelious years. Please smile at the memories and don't let the pain get too deep.
Hillary Hamilton Bogard H
Hillary Hamilton Bogard
Dawm, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a wonderful man & I will always remember our many chats. He will be tremendously missed by all who knew him. ~ Hillary Hamilton Bogard
AJ Boucher A
AJ Boucher
Ray was a wonderful friend and grandfather figure and will be tremendously missed.~ AJ, KIm, Will, and Gabi Boucher.
Jessica Devine J
Jessica Devine
Dawn, I am so sorry for your loss and I've been thinking of you all week. My deepest condolences to you. -Jessica Devine (Lily and Sabrina's mom)


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Jim Crandall J
Jim Crandall
Dawn, so sorry for your loss! I remember your dad well. He was always kind to me. Jim and Carolyn Crandall
Theresa Capobianco T
Theresa Capobianco
Dawn, our condolences on the passing of your father. We hope you can look back upon fond memories and find some comfort. You and your family are in our thoughts. Theresa Capobianco and the Novitch family
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Obituary for Merle "Ray" Braman

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:


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