Raymond Harold Gregory

March 15, 1942 - February 24, 2024

Raymond Harold Gregory Jr., 81, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2024, at his home in Grafton, VT. He was the son of Raymond Harold Sr. and Cynthia (Palmer) Gregory born on March 15, 1942, in Bellows Falls, VT. Raymond was the eldest of two children. His brother, John Gregory and Raymond have both been lifetime residents of Grafton, VT.

Raymond attended Grafton Elementary School and then graduated from Leland and Gray Seminary High School in Townshend, VT on June 17, 1960. He enjoyed playing his favorite sport of baseball in elementary school and high school and then continued playing for years for the Grafton baseball team. He also played softball.

Raymond worked for Wilson and Lawrence as a laborer on tennis courts before entering the US Army in 1964. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1966. He returned to his home afterwards and went back to work with Wilson and Lawrence. He left there in 1973 to go work for the Windham Foundation. He retired in 2009.

Raymond was a member of the American Legion for 57 years and the Bellows Falls Moose Club for 35 years and also was a lifetime member of the NRA.

He was an avid reader of all kind of books especially the history of different wars. He enjoyed his trips to Boston for the Red Sox games and trips to Maine for vacations with his wife, (Eileen). Raymond had many lifetime friends, and they were all able to visit him once he returned to his home, to reminisce about growing up and about the good old days. Raymond enjoyed fishing with his friends from Michigan and in Maine. Raymond also liked hunting locally in Vermont. Raymond loved his dogs and cats, he would tell stories of how his dog, Merlin would hear the truck start up and he was ready to go, and he would ride around to different jobs with him during the day. Raymond was well known around the community for helping anyone that needed help with their firewood for the winter. Raymond had many friends who he grew up with his whole childhood that he thought of family.

Raymond leaves behind a brother, John Gregory and his wife, Linda (Fisher) from Grafton, VT and two nephews, John Gregory Jr. and Jamie Gregory.

He was predeceased by his wife, Eileen (Pinkley) Gregory, his parents, Raymond Gregory Sr. and Cynthia (Palmer) Gregory.

Raymond suggested that if anyone would like to make donations in his memory to please donate to the following: Grafton Cares, PO Box 134, Grafton, VT 05146 or Windham County Humane Society, 916 W River, Brattleboro, VT 05301 or any VFW.

A service will be held at a later date that will be announced.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT.

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