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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Kathy Wrenn Barbieri
Sep 15, 2018
Ray was the oldest and I the yougest. Growing up we shared a tight bond that spanned from star gazing to Ray Charles, tracking animal prints in the snow to engineering. He was a great big brother . I have many found memories and am fortunate to be so close to his family. Catch you on the flip side Ray Ray.
Barbara Barras
Sep 15, 2018
Mary - so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Deepest condolences -

Elaine Goodwin
Sep 14, 2018
I shall always remember Ray as an engaging conversationalist with a satirical sense of humor and a propensity toward un-restrained laughter. With his intense passion for life, he had a serious bent. However, he was very accomplished at sharing the lighter side of life; it was as if he just felt we should poke some fun at it all. I will always remember the big smile on his face, in the early morning hours after a party at our house in Frankfort. I went to check on him. He was stretched out on the rug in the living room. His arms were folded behind his neck, to cradle his head which rested on the brick hearth! Within his grasp was an opened beer can. The aforementioned smile was still on his ...face when I awakened him, hours later, for morning coffee.
I know he is most certainly smiling as he moves on in his with his new journey, his new home. Fly high, Ray, and thanks for your friendship, the laughter, and the smiles!
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Carola A.
Sep 14, 2018
My most sincere condolences to all of Ray's family....I shall always remember Ray as a gentleman and so glad that he was a part of our early childhood.
Rosalie Hinckley
Sep 14, 2018
I am sorry for your loss . I know there are no words to help with your pain right now . That only comes with God and time .
Kathy Grisgraber
Sep 14, 2018
DearKatherine, Mary,Peter and families.So sorry to hear about Ray.You are all in my thoughts and prayers.God Bless.
jean wilson
Sep 14, 2018
Peter, Mary and Kate, my condolences. Will always remember his great smile and twinkling eyes. God Bless you all.
David Wilson
Sep 14, 2018
So many memories of Ray. I loved his wit and sense of humor. He will be missed. Love to you all❤️
Larry Nevers
Sep 13, 2018
I remember the Wrenn's and the Moore's coming to our house in Winterport for some of the many parties my parents had. I also delivered the newspaper and did some odd jobs for Ray. He will be remembered and missed.
Toni Goncalves
Sep 13, 2018
To all the Wrenn's and family members, so sorry to hear of you loss. Love & Prayers --Toni