• Swan Funeral Home
    Old Saybrook, CT
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Raymond L. Ames 1933 - 2011

Raymond L. Ames

Monday, March 26, 2012
Dear Uncle skip,
I think about you all the time, I just want to get In the car and sit with you on the front porch and talk, I know It was your Birthday Sat same day as my grandson's, Special day for both of you. I hope your having fun up In heaven with everyone tell my parents hello and tell them they have a great grandson now..Love you Uncle Skip..
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Dearest Dad,

Today would have been your 79th birthday. We all miss you deeply and wish you were still with us. I wish you could have seen this past winter or should I say the winter that wasn't. Only one plowing needed!

You would have been able to sit on your front porch during warm days in December, January, February and March!

The daffodils and forsythia are already out and there are buds on the lilacs and azaleas. I hope you and Ruby Dee found each other at the Rainbow Bridge last month.

Love Always,
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Dear God -

It has been two months since you called my dad home. Thank you for answering my prayers; to have him pass peacefully, painlessly, and without fear.

Thank you for alligning the stars so that my mother and fathers paths would cross in life, so they could fall in love, get married, have a loving family of five children; who would go on to give them seven beautiful grand-children.

It was the most amazing gift I could hope for; the best parents possible. They put their dreams on hold so that we could all follow ours.

They taught us the value of working hard and giving 110% of ourselves always. They taught us to be kind, generous, thoughtful, strong, and confident. They were strict, but that made us really great people.

Please tell my mom and dad that I miss them more than words can say. I talk to them often. I know I will see them again one day. What a joyful and glorious day that will be. Until then there is much to be done.

Thursday, December 15, 2011
My deepest sympathies to the Ames family. My mother, Marian Adelmann, worked with your dad at the Main Street School for many, many years. She thought the world of your dad, always so kind, helpful, and cheerful. Growing up I remember how hard your dad worked, like my mom, to provide for the family he loved so much. May you find comfort in each other at this very difficult time.
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Uncle Skip,
I haven't seen you for a few years but I remember growing up it was always a joyous occasion when you and Aunt Lorraine would drop in. We never knew when we would see you but it was always a fun time. I am so sad to hear you have passed. Now the whole family is together again. It's never easy to lose a parent when daddy died you were there and I will always be grateful for that. I remember your jokes and your smile. Aunt Lorraine was a very lucky woman to have shared her life with you and visa versa.
I wish the kids happy memories, it's what gets us through when the days are the darkest. Dad's been gone a long time know but some days it feels like yesterday. I was so touched by all the photos - brought back alot of memories of people I haven't thought about in a long time - Aunt Phyllis, Grandpa, I even found one of my mom. You truly were a gentleman and the world will be a sadder place. I know all the kids will be okay - you taught them well. I'll miss your smile and the twinkle in your eye. Keep smiling Uncle Skippy....May you find true peace.
To the kids - so sorry for your loss. He was a truly special man. Keep in touch with the family.....I know it's not easy but we are all family.
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