Clifford A. Raye

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Clifford A. Raye

October 15, 1929 - January 14, 2019

Pittsfield - Clifford A. Raye, 89, known as "Kit" to his family and friends, died peacefully on Monday, January 14, 2019, in Bangor.
Kit was born on October 15, 1929, in Codyville, Maine, the son of the late Aubrey and Sara (Caldwell) Raye. He graduated from Vanceboro High School and proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Kit was employed in the area shoe shops and retired in 1992. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, baseball, sports and watching his favorite westerns on T.V., especially Gunsmoke and Bonanza. He was an avid Red Sox fan and watched every game...sometimes twice! He was a member of the Burns W. Knowlton American Legion Post 32 in Pittsfield.
He is survived by his son, Randy Raye of Palmyra; his granddaughter, Audrey Raye of Bangor; two brothers, Merle "Moe" Raye of Vanceboro and Max Raye and his wife Cynthia of Bangor and Florida.
He was predeceased by his parents; his loving wife of 53 years, Joyce Raye; and his sister, Faye Freeman.
A graveside service with military honors will be held in the spring at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
Published on January 15, 2019
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3 posts

Joy Raye Leech
Jan 21, 2019
So sorry Randy for your loss. Your dad will be missed, he and my dad always were talking back and forth about family and the Red Sox’s. Dad will miss him and their talks. Please know we are thinking about you and your family. Love and prayers. Joy & Charlie
Sharyn brown barker
Jan 17, 2019
Randy, very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I remember him from the neighborhood. always had a smile and kind word.
Beth Downing
Jan 16, 2019
I am so sorry and will really miss Kit and our visits. I especially will treasure the memories of when he shared stories about his childhood. Sometimes he would chuckle as he told about his shenanigans.