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Joseph J. Lorray

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Joseph James Jim Lorray of West Bridgewater, died at the age of 82 on April 11, 2014 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Jim was born in Brockton on March 28, 1932, eldest son of the late Joseph George Lorray and Agnes (Mather) Lorray. Jim attended Brockton schools and Northeastern University. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict; worked for several years at Avon Sole; was co-owner of the Brockton Cricket Club; worked in the food brokerage business and founded his own company, Lorray Food Brokers. Jim was an enthusiastic outdoorsman with hobbies as varied as dog breeding, fishing, hunting, and golf. He was a longtime member and past President of the Beaver Brook Beagle Club, raising several field champions. He also bred and ran Fox Hounds with his close friend Joe Carney. Jim was an avid fisherman who knew well the coastal waters and relished his years as a home owner in Wareham with a deep water mooring right at his door. Jim was a lifelong member and past President of the Lebanon National Club and enjoyed the annual deer hunting trip to Marthas Vineyard. For several years Jim was an active member of the Brockton Country Club, enjoying league competition and the many friendships he developed there. Jim is survived by his wife Mariann (Cipolla), a daughter Lynne Ann Lorray and her companion Kevin Clancy, and a sister Helen Creney. He was predeceased by his sisters Teresa Montgomery and Mary Lorray and brothers George and Francis Lorray. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont Street (Rte 123), Brockton, on Tuesday from 4 -7 p.m. The funeral procession will gather at the funeral home Wednesday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m. for a Service of the Divine Mysteries in St. Theresa Maronite Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. For condolences and directions please visit www.conleyfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at Conley Funeral and Cremation Service.

Published in The Enterprise from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2014
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