Dear Burton Family-
I was saddened to read of Ray's passing. When I was a teen, growing up in Bridgewater, Ray encouraged me as I received various achievements and awards sending me copies of news articles and personal notes. It meant a great deal to me as a youth and has never been forgotten. When I read of his recent ill health I had planned to write to him but have missed the opportunity. I look forward to retiring back to Bridgewater in a couple of years and recognize the loss Grafton Country and New Hampshire realizes with Ray's passing. My prayers are with you all.