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Raymond J. Martin, 87, longtime resident of Norwood, Thursday, March 07, 2013. Raymond, was born in Norwood, March 13, 1925, the son of James and Winifred Martin. He was the beloved husband of the late Claire (Canniff) Martin, who passed on Dec. 5, 2008 and the loving father of the late Susan France, who passed away on Jan. 27, 2013. He was dearly loved by his niece, Barbara Kearney and her husband Paul of Brewster, their daughter Kathleen Rocuant of Estero, FL and her children Rebecca and Ryan, and their son Paul Kearney and his children Jessica and Sarah of Plymouth, as well as several dear friends. Ray graduated from Norwood High School with the class of 1943, where he was a star athlete, playing football, hockey, basketball and his favorite sport, baseball. Ray was a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played three seasons with the Boston Braves in 1943 and 1947 to 1948. He served in the US Army during WWII under General Omar Bradley. He was employed by the Picker Corporation as a salesperson for the installation of x-ray machines and diagnostic equipment for hospitals and medical facilities. He was an avid golfer, joined the Walpole Country Club shortly after retiring from the Braves organization and maintained his membership through his retirement years. Ray was always a strong supporter of Youth Hockey. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 11 at 8 a.m. from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, Norwood. Interment the Mass in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Sunday, March 10 from 2 - 4 p.m In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of Norwood Hockey, PO Box 308, Norwood, MA 02062. For more information or to leave online condolences, please visit the funeral homes website www.gilloolyfuneralhome.com. Gillooly Funeral Home Norwood 781-762-0174

Published in Norwood Bulletin from Mar. 8 to Mar. 15, 2013
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