Richard D. Ranney, 88, beloved husband of Flora P. Ranney since 1947, passed away on Nov. 8, 2012.
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He was born on Jan. 10, 1924, in Hartford, to the late Philip and Charlotte (Hagist) Ranney. He graduated from Manchester High School and lived most of his life in East Hartford. Mr. Ranney was employed by Travelers Insurance Co., retiring after 36 years. He was a proud veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of First Congregational Church, as well as Columbia Lodge No. 25 AF & AM, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Sphinx Shrine Band, Boy Scouts of America, East Hartford Historical Society, and the American Bell Association. Richard enjoyed traveling, playing the drums, photography, and his home print shop. He will be most remembered for his humorous stories.
In addition to his wife Flora Ranney of 65 years, Richard is survived by his sons John Ranney and his wife, Shelly, of East Hartford, George Ranney and his wife, Beth, of Lawrenceville, Ga. and by his daughters Louise Holmes and her husband, Chuck, of East Hartford and Amy Gunter and her husband, Keith, of East Hartford; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 837 Main St., East Hartford. Burial is private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to: First Congregational Church, 837 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06108. To leave an online condolence, please visit
Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 17 to Nov. 21, 2012