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TROY, N.Y. -- Raymond J. Roberts, 83, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, July 27, 2007, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, Vt. He previously resided in Center Brunswick, and recently with his niece Kim Ciuk her husband Tony and children Emily and David. He was the husband of the late Marie Roberts who he married on Oct. 24, 1953. Marie died in October of 1994.

Raymond was born on Feb. 12, 1924, in Troy, son of the late John and Julia (Krebs) Roberts. Ray attended Troy High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during world War II with the Fifteenth Calvary Recon Unit. While serving he was in Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. Ray was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Raymond was self employed as an appliance repairman until retiring. Ray was a life member of the Center Brunswick Fire Department and a communicant of St. Frances deSales Church in Troy. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include three sisters in-laws, Marion Brehm of Troy, Virginia Cuddihy of Hoosick Falls and Rita Hunt and her husband James of West Hoosick Falls. Rita and James gave Ray daily care during his illness. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by two sisters Rita Navarette and Peg Hilt, also two brothers Henry and John Brehm.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 10:15 a.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hoosick Falls.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 - 8: p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center Brunswick Fire Department through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 30, 2007
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