Raymond D. Wrenn, Jr.

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Raymond D. Wrenn, Jr.

August 24, 1942 - September 07, 2018

Winterport Raymond D. Wrenn, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Eastern Maine Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born in Waterbury, CT, the oldest child of the late Raymond D. Wrenn, Sr. and Anna M. O'Neill Wrenn.

Ray was born in Waterbury, CT on August 24, 1942. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School Class of 1960 in Waterbury, CT where he was an accomplished swimmer and member of the swim team. He went on to study and graduate from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA in 1964 and served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1964 to 1970. In 1976 Ray relocated to Winterport, Maine with his young family where he permanently settled and was a member of the Winterport Lions Club. Ray followed a varied career path throughout his life from astrophysics to electrical engineer to landscaping to real estate.

Those who knew Ray would agree he was truly "one of a kind". Ray will be remembered for his sharp wit and sense of humor, which were both maintained and exercised right up until the very end. He loved a good game of cribbage or bridge, and a challenging puzzle. He was a voracious reader, an avid stamp and coin collector and was also a talented gardener as could be witnessed by his landscape designs. Above all, Ray always appreciated a hot/cold beverage in hand, a gathering at the dining room table, an engaging conversation and the accompaniment of family and friends along Life's adventurous path.
"I don't want to fake you out, take or shake or forsake you out. I ain't lookin' for you to feel like me, see like me or be like me. All I really want to do is be friends with you." ~ Bob Dylan

He is survived by his wife Kathryn (Donnelly) of St. Albans, VT; daughter Mary and husband Nate Woodward of Georgia, VT; son Peter and wife Jessica Zweig of Poestenkill, NY; and three wonderful grandchildren - Daniel (19), Merrill (17) and Sophia (11). He is also survived by his three siblings Nancy Hale of West Stockbridge, MA, George (wife Peg) Wrenn of Cheshire, MA and Kathy (husband Pete) Barbieri of Richford, NY, as well as several nieces, nephews and grand-nephews.

Given Ray's outlook on those less fortunate or in immediate need, donations may be made in his memory to the Neighbor's Cupboard, P.O. Box 742, Winterport, ME 04496.ivAt Ray's request, there will be no calling hours. A private ceremony and interment will be held at the family's convenience.
Published on September 13, 2018
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