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Raymond G. Ames


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Raymond G. Ames Obituary
Raymond G. Ames 83, of Franklin, died peacefully, with his family at his side, Monday April 18th, 2016 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Clare S. (Sewall) Ames. Born July 4, 1932 in Natick a son of the late Raymond G. and Muriel (Griffin) Ames, he was raised and educated in Natick before moving to Franklin 57 years ago. He obtained a degree in business administration and accounting from Northeastern University and a Masters degree in financial services from The American College. Raymond was a financial planner and was the retired owner of Ames Financial Services formerly of Franklin and currently located in Wrentham, MA. He was the former president of American Heritage Investment Services and also was a former partner in Ames & McClay located in Franklin. In 1984 he opened Ames Insurance Agency and represented the Home Life Insurance Co., 1st New England Securities Corp. and Commonwealth Equity Services, Inc. Raymond was the recipient of the Leadership Award from Physicians Planning Services, a Chartered Life Underwriter, a Chartered Financial Consultant, a Certified Financial Planner, a Certified Fund Specialist, a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, a former director of the International Association of Financial Planners, Greater Boston Chapter, and author of the book Wealth Enhancement & Preservation. A proud American, having been born on the 4th of July, Ray joined the United States Marine Corps. and served during the Korean War. He attained the rank of Sergeant and was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Japanese Occupation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal; he was honorably discharged in January 1954. Always eager to learn Raymond attended continuing educational classes, read the bible, and gave of his time and knowledge to people. A longtime supporter of Franklin Youth Hockey, he would often be seen cheering on the team. He enjoyed cooking, jogging, sailing, and spending time with his family at the family home in Christmas Cove, ME. He was also a well-known Santa Claus in the local area. He visited schools, churches and was often invited to peoples Christmas parties in their homes. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children; Maureen Dubois and her husband Michael of Slatersville, RI, Brendan Ames and his companion Teresa Scruggs-Jones of Augusta, South Carolina, Stephen Ames of Bellingham, MA, Allison Hohenstein and her husband Mark of St. Louis, Missouri, Michael Ames of Providence, RI, step children; Robbin Howard of Eugene, Oregon, Mary Howard and her husband Steve Mooney of Brookline, MA, Stephen Howard and his wife Beth Kendall of Deale, Maryland, and Mark Howard and his partner Cristina Todesco of Dorchester, MA. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Joyce Bradford. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service with military honors Saturday April 23rd, at the Franklin Federated Church 171 Main St. Franklin, MA at 10AM. His interment will be held privately. Calling hours are Friday April 22nd, from 4-8PM at the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. Franklin, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to Franklin Federated Church. Guestbook/directions www.oterifuneralhome.com
Published in The Country Gazette from Apr. 20 to May 5, 2016
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