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Raymond P. "Freckles" Buffoni

1921-2012 Raymond Buffoni, 90, formerly of Lee and Becket died on Monday August 13, 2012. He had resided at Laurel Lake Nursing home for the past three years.

He was born in Lee on November 2, 1921 the son of Marco and Diana Buffoni. He was educated in the Lee schools and served with the US Army during World War II from 1943 to 1945. After leaving the service he was employed for thirty one years as a Safety Inspector for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Works. He was also a long time volunteer with the Lee Fire Department.

Raymond married Martha Murray Boomsma Buffoni on March 7, 1976. During their twenty nine year marriage the couple traveled all over the country. The couple lived for several years in Florida, Agawam and more recently in Lee as managers of Hyde Place. Martha predeceased him in January of 2005.

Raymond is survived by his daughter Marie Canon, her husband John, and their sons Scott and Brian Canon of Venice, Florida; his stepson David Boomsma, his wife Johanne with whom Raymond made his home in Becket, their children: Lisa, David Jr. and Derrick Boomsma. His two brothers: Mario Buffoni his wife Karen, Lawrence "Babe" Buffoni and his wife Marie: Three sisters: Lea Zavattaro, Vera Giarolo, Gloria Griffin, and sister in law Perina Buffoni all of Lee

He also leaves his daughter in law Catherine Buffoni, and grandchildren: Michael his wife Bonnie, Mark, Matt, Joseph, Joshua, and Amanda Buffoni; Twenty three great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his former wife Florence Sermini Buffoni, his son Raymond "Butch" Buffoni, stepson John Boomsma and brothers Joseph, Everett, and Harry Buffoni.

FUNERAL NOTICE: As per Raymond's wishes there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Friday August 17th at 2 p.m. at the North Becket Cemetery, Becket, MA.

There will be a military honor guard and Lee Fire Department honor guard commemorating his many years of service. Anyone wishing may leave a message of condolence for the family at www.kellyfuneralhome.net



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 16, 2012
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