Clifford A. Raye


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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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