- 61 years old
- Date of birth: May 3, 1951
- Place of birth:
Cranston, Rhode Island, United States
- Date of passing: Jun 2, 2012
- Place of passing:
Cypress, Texas, United States
|Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.|
Raymond Francis Booth, Jr. 61 passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Cypress,Tx. He was born in East Greenwich,Rhode Island. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kathleen, residing in Texas, daughter Stacy, with two wonderful granddaughters Isabella and Gianna residing in Coatesville, PA, and daughter Deirdre, her husband Tony and two more wonderful granddaughters Alexis and Casey residing in Garner, NC. The oldest of three, he is also survived by his mother Shirley and two younger brothers and sisters-in-law Robert, Debbie, Roy and Anne. After graduating from Ottawa University in Ottawa,Kansas he spent 27 years in the metal forging business, with a few interruptions in other fields. He was a natural athlete playing quarterback in high school and college, played golf and tennis. He lived in Holden, Massachusetts for 30 years before moving to Chocowinity,NC and had recently moved to Cypress,Texas which he thoroughly enjoyed. He will be remembered as a loving, caring husband and father and greatly missed with this early passing.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.
Since the people that knew my dad have been from so many different areas please use this site to leave memories or condolences.
"It is hard to believe that 4 years have passed. I was thinking of you the other day for I been having trouble with my golf game so I bought a new club and I could hear you saying Ma, you know it is not the club it is the clubeee. I know you are right but hoping it isn't. You would be so proud of the girls, all of them. Miss you Mom"
"It's hard to believe four years have passed. Ray and Kathy were such dear friends. Ray's sense of humor was second to none. He loved his family, golf, and a good joke. I hope all are well and want to say hi to Kathy, Stacey, DeeDee, Shirley, and Bob. I think of Ray often which in turn makes me think of you guys. I miss you all. Don Graves"
"I still miss you very much. You will always be on my mind. I love your girls and grandchildren. What beautiful girls they have turned out to be. I love you. Happy Birthday. Wow 65. Love mom"
"A great site to reflect the life of my brother so he is always remembered.To all the family, Ray still lives on in our hearts.Raise your glass and celebrate his birthday today."
"There is not a day that goes by that you are not on my mind. How you would have loved this week when Tiger shot 44, our phones would have been ringing back and forth. I hate Sunday mornings, sure miss my phone calls. Mom"
"Ray will always be in our hearts and minds as will his family. As a member of Motherlode, Kathy holds a special spot in our thoughts.
Love to Kathy and family,
Jane & Paul Williams"
"I always sent my brother a card on his birthday to share a funny moment,followed by a phone call.It is really different this year.Not a day goes by without thinking of him. The missed phone calls and 4 more years of Obama and those Democrats. The shared conversations of all his grand children." Happy birthday Ray "we will never forget you"
"In these difficult times for the Booth family I share this poem:
A face we love is missing
a voice we know is still,
a place is vacant in all our hearts,
that only you could fill.
Tears in our eyes they won't go away,
we wish you were here with us today.
We know you never meant to hurt us,
or to make us cry.
Our love for you will always stay,
if only things didn't end this way."
"Dear Kathy, Stacey and DeeDee,
I am stunned. I was so happy to see Ray again recently in NC before the move to TX. We laughed for hours! We were close during the Komtek years and I have memories to last a lifetime. He passed doing what he loved and we should all be so lucky! I am grateful that I knew him. My condolences are with you. All my love, Curt"
"Dee Dee is a very dear friend of mine and her mom and dad were so welcoming of me into their home on weekends, after soccer games, and holidays when I couldn't drive 8 hours home to Maine. While I didn't know Mr. Booth until attending Bryant College I'm so grateful for the time I got to know him. There are so many people that I know Mr. Booth touched. God bless and rest in peace."
"Kathy, Stacy, Dee Dee - We were all stunned to hear of Ray's sudden passing and are so very sorry. We have wonderful memories of Ray and all of you. Think of him every day and keep him close to your heart. It was a delight to see the girls grow up and become such beautiful women. I'm sure your Dad is very proud of you both. Sending hugs to you Kathy. We miss you and love you. Ann & Paul"
"I did not know Ray, Jr., however, I feel like I do know him through his mom. She spoke of you often and was very proud of you. She loved you beyond words."
"As Kathy will always be a permanent member of our MotherLode group, so, to will Ray be remembered for tolerating our loud laughter and fun together. I know God has a plan for each of us but it is difficult to understand why He chose this time. Our love to each of you.
Deb and Bob Johnson West Boylston, MA"
"Ray had many friends at Worcester Country Club and I am proud to say I was fortunate to be one of them. When Ray and Kathy decided to move south, I arranged for a "roast" for Ray at O'Connor's and we had so many laughs that night. People still come up and we recall that everning fondly. Ray will be missed. May God rest his soul. Friends always and all ways! - Jack McDaniel"
"Kathy and Family, I worked with Ray at Komtek. He sat right across from me for 12 years. I can't tell you how much he made me laugh. He was one in a million. Recently, I reconnected with him on Facebook and he would call from time to time just to say hello. He told me how happy he was living in Texas and how proud he was of his children and grandchildren. Sending prayers your way. -Sal"
"Kathy and family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Love, Amy"
"We have so many wonderful memories of Ray, on the tennis courts, golf course, as a friend and neighbor. He was a gentleman with a quick smile who always made time for friends, being generous with both his time and talents. His passing was too soon and a tremendous shock to all those he touched. He is sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kathy and the family."
"Kathy, Stacy, Deirdre
With profound love and grace, please accept our prayers for comfort and peace in the loss of beloved Ray. His gift to us all is his adoring wife,his two beautiful daughters and their families.
Bill and Mary Morse Sterling, Ma."
"So sorry to hear of Ray's passing. He made life fun, and I enjoyed his friends. He leaves many great memories, and I will think of him often."
"May the Lord give you comfort now and forever.Your wonderful memories will help you through the very hard times."
"Stunned does not even begin to describe my feelings. I will never forget the hundreds of good times we had together at Komtek for 20 years. Ray was a master salesman, avid sportsman, and just plain all around great guy. His keen sense of humor and straight forward approach to life made him a joy to be around. We remained friends and I offer Kathy Stacy and Deidre my sincerest condolences."
"You sure will be missed, Mr. B.
You were a wonderfully funny guy, and a great Dad to Dee & Stace.
Heaven will be a brighter place with your smile in it."
"Ray was with us only for a short time, but we felt he had been on our team for the longest time. He created an immediate connection with people. I enjoyed sharing stories with him, jumping between steel forgings, tennis, football, or even Woodstock (way cool, Ray!). I feel very fortunate to have met him,
Pier F. Parisi"
"We are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you Kathy and your family. May God be with you at this time."
"Sure will miss my Sunday morning calls. God works in funny ways, not sure I agree with his decisions."
"My heart goes out to you, Kathy, and your daughters and family. I pray that God will give you comfort and peace during this time."
"I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family."
"We will miss you. We were so blessed to have you in our lives. Our memories of you will always put a smile on our face. We know you will be the only angel in heaven all dressed in orange. May God bless and watch over all of your family."
"The challenge we all now face is to transition our relationship with Ray in the physical realm to that of the spiritual realm which is actually more all-emcompassing. Love to you Kathy and the girls as you share memories and hold Ray dear to your hearts."
"Mary and I will forever miss your great smile and wonderful sense of humor.We have so many good memories in such a short span of time we shared with you and Kathy. We know you are in a better place and that gives us peace and comfort.
I will never be able to play Mexican Train without thinking of you and smiling."
"Hugs and prayers to Kathy and her loved ones. We are so sorry about Ray. May God's peace be with you."
"I believe that we are surrounded by God's love and Ray is a part of that love now, only a heartbeat away, hearing every whisper and still a part of all the laughter we share, watching every rainbow after the rain. Our hearts are with you. Love, Mimi and Pop"
"“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
"Sending my love and prayers to Kathy and her family."
"You and I may wonder why God took them home. But they don't. They are, at this very mement, at peace in the presence of God.
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